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Environmental Technology


Program Overview

Interested in a career in the environmental technology field? You could enhance your career and job mobility. Earn an Associate in Applied Science in environmental technology.

This growing field has many opportunities. With a motivated individual to provide protection of our vital environmental resources there is a demand for skilled individuals which continues to grow.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in environmental technology? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical,and biological agents or ergonomic factors. Conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals, and may be employed in the public or private sector. This field also included environmental protection officers.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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About Delta's Program

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on! 

In this program, you'll gain skills and knowledge in the areas of:

  • Lab sampling techniques and writing of technical and field reports
  • Compliance with federal, state and local environmental health and safety regulations
  • Working effectively with a diverse group of business, industry and regulatory bodies

Delta has signed transfer agreements to continue your studies with:

  • Bellevue University
  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Franklin University
  • Northwood University
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • Sienna Heights University
  • Spring Arbor University

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams. Courses transfer differently based on the university you plan to attend. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.

Why you should choose Delta

High-quality science faculty and courses

Our faculty are highly trained and routinely speak at state and national conferences. Faculty often work with students as they begin to make career choices. Many classes offer interactive lecture, activity and hands-on lab sessions. Check out our travel courses, blended courses (combination of classroom and internet-based) and online courses. Courses range from introductory to those more advanced that satisfy the first two years of four-year degrees in science, engineering, medicine, and more.

Additional skills/knowledge gained in this program
  • Understanding specific environmental and safety regulations related to the work environment;
  • computer competency;
  • basic understanding of chemical and biological terminology;
  • ability to read and understand technical materials as well as translating what is read into performance;
  • ability to write comprehensive technical reports;
  • critical thinking;
  • ability to collect and maintain data;
  • ability to make routine mathematical computations;
  • understanding for how environmental health and safety regulations are developed and codified; and
  • understanding of the interrelation of environmental issues.

Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has three centers, so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis, but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Transfer seamlessly

So you are thinking about transferring? Representatives from several area universities maintain regular office hours right in our academic advising office, and others drop in frequently. Get the answers you need by making an appointment or stopping by to talk directly with your future university.

Visit the Transfer Center

Facts & Figures

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80% of grads from the last five years live in the tri-counties. 97% live in Michigan.
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95% of our professors have a master’s degree or higher.

Related Programs

Delta College offers several degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs: