Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering Program Description

Environmental Engineering (EE) is an extremely diverse field that includes all careers that focus on the conservation of the Earth's renewable resources. The goal of all environmental professionals is to conserve the global and local environment through sound scientific research. Environmental careers are among those projected to experience considerable growth in the coming decades. The Bristol County Agricultural High School Environmental Engineering program provides a broad introduction to various environmental fields and is delivered by instructors with professional experience in water resources management, aquaculture, and marine science. Students in the Environmental Engineering program have the opportunity to earn the 10-hour OSHA general industry safety certificate, First Aid and CPR, MA Boating Safety certificate, OSHA 40 HAZWOPER certificate, and FAA Part 107 commercial drone license.

What You Should Know about the EE Program

Environmental Engineering students and professionals often collect and analyze data indoors as much as outdoors. Many associated professions require report writing and research skills. For these reasons, the Environmental Engineering program teaches and encourages technical writing and professional communication skills. Statistics and research methods are also covered and emphasized in the Environmental Engineering curriculum.

Environmental Engineering Program of Studies

Environmental Engineering (EE) is an extremely diverse field. The following are some of the associated career paths.

  • Marine Biologist (4-year degree +)
  • General/Civil/Chemical Engineering (4-year degree)
  • Wastewater Technician 
  • Drinking Water Technician
  • Site Remediation Specialists (4-year degree +)
  • Aquaculture Technician (4-year degree)
  • Oceanographer (4-year degree +)
  • Environmental Planner/Consultant (4-year degree)
  • Environmental Educator (4-year degree)

Opportunities for Higher Education

Many colleges and universities offer programs associated with environmental engineering and marine sciences. These schools include the following.

  • Duke University, Durham NC
  • Boston University, Boston MA
  • Stony Brook University, Long Island NY
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham NH
  • Eckerd College, St. Petersburg FL
  • Roger Williams University, Bristol RI 
  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI 
  • Bristol Community College

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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA 
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, MA
  • Clemson University, Clemson SC
  • Yale, New Haven CT 
  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA 

Related Licenses and Certifications

  • MA Boating Safety Certification
  • FAA Part 107 License for Commercial Drone Pilot
  • Wilderness First-Aid Certification
  • Wetland Delineator Certification
  • Water Operator Certification

Related Professional Organizations

The following are professional organizations associated with environmental engineering and marine sciences

  • The American Fisheries Society
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums
  • National Aquaculture Association
  • Massachusetts Aquaculture Association
  • Society of Environmental Engineers
  • Association of Environmental Professionals
  • MA Association of Conservation Commissions
  • Association of Massachusetts Wetlands Scientists
  • Society of Marine Mammalogy
  • The Oceanography Society