A Chemical Technology Option

What You Will Learn

Environmental Science is the study of the relationship between human activities and the environment.

County College of Morris (CCM) students will be exposed to the general principles of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics through core courses.

Upper level courses, such as Ecology and Instrumental Methods of Analysis are rich in hands-on field and laboratory experiences, and integrate the basic natural sciences into environmental problem-solving strategies.

The Environmental Science Program’s purpose is to prepare graduates for employment at the technician level for research, testing and quality control laboratories associated with the internationally prestigious pharmaceutical, chemical, personal care products, food industry, environmental and chemical companies located in New Jersey.

Why Study Environmental Science at CCM?

The CCM faculty is committed to providing quality education and maintains close relationships with students throughout their educational experience.

Many faculty members have industrial experience, are involved in research, and have published articles in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, many belong to professional organizations including the American Chemical Society, The American Society for Microbiology and the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists.

Several faculty members have been nominated or won the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award.

Facilities

Our laboratory facilities include not only standard lab equipment, but also the most modern instrumentation including:

  • Benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
  • Gas (GC) and liquid chromatography (HPLC)
  • Atomic absorption (AA)
  • UV and visible spectroscopy
  • Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Electrophoresis (HPCE)
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)

 

In the course of their studies, students will use laboratory instrumentation to analyze real-world samples. Class sizes are small and students receive individual attention as well as supplemental help and free tutoring, if needed.

Career Opportunities

Job opportunities exist in government, industry and environmental firms.

  • Water Pollution Control
  • Environmental Analysis of Water
  • Air and Soil
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Site Remediation
  • Environmental Regulation

Where You Can Go

Students interested in transferring to other colleges should meet with an academic advisor as well as confer with the Office of Transfer Services to learn about transfer programs.

The Biology and Chemistry department works collaboratively with Career Services in providing opportunities to the students for paid and unpaid internships.

Many graduates pursue baccalaureate degrees in biotechnology or related disciplines at four-year institutions.

Many employers will pay for continuing education towards a four-year degree and reward the employee with a pay increase and new classification if a more advanced degree is attained.

Contact Info

Biology and Chemistry Department
973-328-5360
Sheffield Hall, Room 208

Dr. Maria Isaza
Chairperson
misaza@ccm.edu
973-328-5730