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Environmental Engineering

Program Description

The Environmental Science and Technology program will provide students with the skills needed to pursue a career in a diverse range of technical areas including: GIS mapping, environmental sciences, natural resources and engineering. Students conduct a variety of field experiments in a diverse range of local ecosystems.

Students will learn to operate handheld GPS units (Global Positioning Systems) and ArcGIS mapping software (Geographic Information Systems) in order to locate, evaluate, and maintain environmental areas. Students will maintain and conduct authentic aquaculture/hydroponics experiments in a state of the art Aquaculture Laboratory. Upper level students will conduct research and independent studies in the fields of Applied Water Technology, Environmental site assessment, Environmental site remediation and Conservation practices. Students are involved in an assortment of environmental projects on the local, state and Federal levels.

A variety of certifications and licenses will be offered including First Aid, CPR, 40 Hour OSHA Hazardous Waste Operation Certificate and Massachusetts Wastewater Certificate. The students will compete in the Skills USA and Massachusetts Envirothon competition. The department has established partnerships with higher education institutions in order to provide our students with college credits and associations needed to make a successful transition to college.

Staff

Teachers

Christopher Pires – Curriculum Leader
Lawrence Carlesi
Matthew Grieve

Academy Administrator

Thaddeus Haggerty

Course Of Study

Freshman

hydrology
Lab Safety
Meteorology
GIS/Location services
Geology
Atmospheric Sciences
Topographic Mapping

Sophomore

Limnology
CPR/First Aid Certification
Marine Biology/Oceanography
Wildlife Biology
Renewable Energy
Vernal Pools Certification
Environmental Field & Laboratory
Sampling Techniques

Junior

OSHA/HAZWOPER Certifications
Soil Science
Forestry
Nursery/Greenhouse Management
Environmental Justice
Water/Wastewater Treatment
Conservation/Sustainability

Senior

Aquaculture
Environmental Engineering
Wildlife Biology
Land Use Planning
Landscape Design/Management
Sr. Capstone/Independent Study

Career Opportunities

Archaeologist
Architectural Historian
Astronomer
Biological Oceanographer
Biologist
Chemical Oceanographer
Climatologist
Decontamination Technician
Ecologist
Emergency Disaster Response Technician
Entomologist
Environmental Biologist
Environmental Data Analyst

Environmental Engineer
Environmental Geologist
Environmental Health Safety Manager
Environmental Health Safety Trainer
Environmental Monitor
Environmental Psychologist
Environmental Sampling Technician
Environmental Writer
Geographer
Geographic Information Systems Specialist
Geologist
Groundwater Sampling Technician
Habitat Restoration Engineer

Hydrologist
Lab Technician
Marine Biologist
Meteorologist
Oceanographer
Ornithologist
Paleontologist
Remote Sensing Specialist
Seismologist
Wildlife Biologist
Zoologist