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Major: Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians


Introduction

Environmental control technologies/technicians programs teach students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to support engineers using air conditioning, refrigeration, ventilation, and heating systems; energy-efficient and energy monitoring systems; wastewater treatment systems; pollution control systems; or solar-powered energy systems.

Specific programs included in this major:

  • Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
  • Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician
  • Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology/Technician
  • Solar Energy Technology/Technician
  • Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician

 

Typical Degrees Offered

Minnesota schools offer several different award levels for this major. The number of 2016-2017 graduates in the chart below were awarded the following degrees:

Award of less than 1 academic year, 9 graduates

Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years, 16 graduates

Associates degree, 32 graduates

*This award level also includes post-bachelor's certificates.
**This award level also includes post-master's certificates.

 

Careers You Qualify For With This Major

 

Schools That Offer This Major

SchoolCity
Century College White Bear Lake
Dakota County Technical College Rosemount
Dakota County Technical College - Online Rosemount
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Cloquet
Hennepin Technical College - Eden Prairie Eden Prairie
Hennepin Technical College - Online Brooklyn Park
Itasca Community College Grand Rapids
Lake Superior College Duluth
Mesabi Range College - Eveleth Eveleth
Mesabi Range College - Virginia Virginia
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Canby Canby
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Granite Falls Granite Falls
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Jackson Jackson
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Online Worthington
Riverland Community College - Albert Lea Albert Lea
Riverland Community College - Austin Austin
Riverland Community College - Online Austin
Riverland Community College - Owatonna Owatonna
South Central College - North Mankato North Mankato
South Central College - Online North Mankato
St. Cloud Technical & Community College St. Cloud
St. Cloud Technical & Community College - Online St. Cloud
Vermilion Community College Ely

 

Related Majors

 

College Preparation

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

Learn more about Programs of Study at your high school.

 

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