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Environmental Career Fields

What does an Environmental Technician do?
In addition to may Web sites, there is an excellent document, called Defining Environmental Technology in the New Millennium, which summarizes the various areas of specialty for environmental technicians and engineers.

  • Read Defining Environmental Technology in the New Millennium by the Advanced Technology Environmental Education Center (ATEEC). Pages 6 – 12 contain especially helpful information (a summary table and a bulleted lists of job functions for the various areas). You will need Adobe Reader to view this document.


Helpful Internet Links:

It is important that a student match their degree with the area in the field that interests them. In general, there are:

  • Technician jobs (field work, emergency response, site remediation, consulting, laboratory work, compliance assistance)
  • Engineering jobs (consulting, manufacturer compliance, site response, project management, system design, etc.)
  • Research (alternative energy, materials, treatment methods – often required M.S. or Ph.D.).
  • Enforcement and planning jobs (government jobs that include permitting, long-term planning, regulation writing, and enforcement)
  • Related (soil conservation, agricultural, wildlife conservation, wetland preservation, etc.)

These internet links contain actual job listings as well as general environmental career information:


The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century:

  • The Environmental Careers Organization,, offers their book, The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century (3rd Edition), in paperback or online (the online version is free!)


More information on Stark State’s A.A.S in Environmental Technology:

  • Visit Stark State’s Web site to see the list of required classes with descriptions for the environmental technology program
  • Printable copy of environmental technology brochure.
  • Contact us


Bachelor of Science Completion Programs
(Articulation Agreements with 4-year colleges):

Stark State College has articulation agreements with two 4-year colleges. That means that students with an A.A.S degree in environmental technology can pursue their bachelor of science (B.S.) at those schools with minimal, if any, bridge work.


Where do our graduates work? - (partial list)

  • Advanced Analytics Laboratories
  • Aircraft Braking Systems
  • American Environmental Group LTD
  • BJAMM Environmental
  • City of Canton
  • Clayton Group Services
  • IT Corporation
  • JR Wheel
  • Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC
  • PEL Technologies
  • Severn Trent Laboratories
  • Strasburg Wastewater
  • Summit Environmental Technologies
  • The IT Group


How to Contact Us:
For career advising or more information on the environmental technology program at Stark State College contact:

Scott Williams
Coordinator, Environmental, Health and Safety Technology

Stark State College of Technology
6200 Frank Ave NW
North Canton, OH 44720
330-494-6170, Ext. 4014