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Environmental Technology

As global awareness of environmental issues increases, the environmental sector has emerged as a leading discipline in the science and engineering fields. As the environmental market continues to grow, so does the demand for trained environmental engineers, environmental engineering technicians, and environmental scientists. The Environmental Technology minor is designed for students in complimentary disciplines to diversify their background, providing them with knowledge and skills in areas related to air, water, and soil. A minor in Environmental Technology provides students with a more in-depth understanding of environmental related standards and regulations, resource management, water and soil resources, characterization and treatment of water and soil, and field/lab techniques. The Environmental Technology minor provides a way for students to formally demonstrate competency in these areas and will make them competitive and highly sought after in today's market.

* 9 credits of minor coursework must be at the upper-division level


A minimum of 19 credit hours is needed to complete the minor in Environmental Technology as follows:

CONS 285
ESCI 107
GEOL 103*
Engineering Geology OR
Earth Science OR
Physical Geology


CONS 101 Elementary Surveying 4
CONS 216 Soil in Construction 3
CONS 350
GEOL 340*
Intro to GIS OR
Geographic Information Systems
CONS 385 Hydrology and Hydrogeology 4
CONS 386 Water Quality 4
CONS 387 Water and Wastewater Treatment 3
CONS 388 Environmental Law 2
CONS 485 Solid Waste Management 3
CONS 486 Soil and Groundwater Remediation 3
CONS 487 Water Resources, Management, and Design 3

Future courses developed by SUNY Canton's Civil and Environmental Technology program or other related courses - will require approval by minor coordinator at SUNY Canton

*Course offered at SUNY Potsdam, through the Department of Geology

Adrienne Rygel
Environmental Technology Minor Coordinator
Nevaldine South 123
34 Cornell Dr
Canton, NY 13617