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Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (certificate)

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Official Title of Certificate: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Certificate

Award: Certificate 


Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 34

About the Biology Department

Purpose: The Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Certificate provides students, environmental professionals and natural resource managers with the knowledge base and skills needed to evaluate the condition and environmental status of the diverse types of ecosystems found in Maryland for the purpose of environmental assessment or compliance.

Range of Occupations

  • Environmental regulatory tech; Biological/microbiological lab tech/analyst; Aquatic/terrestrial habitat tech; Botany/biology tech; Ecology tech; Forestry tech; Natural resources tech; Soil conservation tech; Stormwater management tech; Watershed management tech; Wetlands tech; Hydrology tech; Surface water tech/operator; Water conservation tech; Water supply quality educator/trainer; Sustainability educator/trainer; Water resources tech.
  • Source of information: Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center. 2008. Defining Environmental Technology - a report from a forum sponsored by the Advanced Technology Education Program of the National Science Foundation.

Special Conditions

Financial Aid: This program has not been approved by the U.S. Department of Education for eligibility for federal student aid. Students enrolled in this program may not be eligible to receive financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education (Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Work-Study, Direct Loans or PLUS loans) or the Maryland Higher Education Commission (Educational Assistance Grants, Senatorial Scholarships or Delegate Scholarships). For current information on eligible programs, contact Financial Aid by calling 410-777-2203, emailing or stopping by a Financial Aid office.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 101 ENG 101A , or ENG 111 . Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements .

Career and Educational Advancement Resources


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