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Program Overview

Environmental Science Technician, College Credit Certificate (C.C.C.)

The Environmental Science Technician C.C.C. program is designed for experienced industry workers and those who wish to enter the water resource management industry. This program can be the gateway to excellent career opportunities in an industry that is expected to grow as the population increases and is vital to the public health and economic development of the state and nation. Students with existing water or wastewater treatment operator licenses may articulate experiential learning for college credit.

Review the guided degree pathway where you will find a detailed plan for your courses and other requirements each semester that prepare you for graduation and your transfer goals.


Florida Gateway College Online

Testing Entrance Requirements

Students must demonstrate competence in reading, math, or language through placement examination or by passing the appropriate reading, math or language courses, if not exempt by state board of education rule 6A-10.0315. A student who does not achieve minimum scores will be required to take developmental educations classes in English, math, reading, and SLS 1501 the College Experience.


Classes are delivered online.


  • Environmental Science Technician (Water) Tuition: $4,642.42
  • Environmental Science Technician (Wastewater) Tuition: $5,101.67


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Careers at a Glance

Starting Salaries

The median salary for Water and Wastewater Treatment Operators is $47,760, and the median salary for Environmental Science and Protection Technicians is $46,540.

Employment Opportunities

Because of the anticipated retirements of many current workers, this industry provides excellent career opportunities in an industry vital to the public health, quality of life, and economic development of the state and the nation. In addition, to initiating or advancing careers as water and wastewater treatment operators, graduates can work for private companies, as well as local, state and federal agencies as environmental sampling technicians, water analysis and monitoring technicians, etc.

All courses taken in this program articulate to the Associate of Science in Environmental Science degree for further educational opportunities.

Program Details

Admission Requirements

Students must have a high school diploma or GED certificate and take a placement exam, if not exempt by the State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.0315.

Program Guide & Syllabi

This course requires 30 credits and can be completed in three semesters at a full-time student status.

Upon successful completion of this certificate, graduates have earned nearly half of the required
coursework for FGC’s AS in Environmental Science Technology.