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Environmental Sciences and Management

Catalog Year 2015-2016

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Dr. Javid Mohtasham:
503-491-7440
Room AC 2571
Javid.Mohtasham@mhcc.edu

The study of environmental sciences and management equips students with a general understanding of the environmental challenges facing our world. It is an interdisciplinary science that prepares students for positions in a variety of fields including environmental policy, natural resource management, pollution control, conservation, lobbying, environmental education and environmental communication. The Environmental Sciences option provides a strong foundation in mathematics, science and economics, preparing students to deal with environmental systems and human impacts on those systems.

The two-year plan of studies listed below is designed to meet the transfer requirements for Portland State University and award the student an Associate of Science from MHCC. Transfer agreements exist between Mt. Hood Community College and Portland State University that would lead to a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and management - environmental sciences or a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and management - environmental studies. Contact the faculty adviser for information.

However, MHCC students seeking a baccalaureate degree may also transfer to other institutions with different requirements. Students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university after MHCC are highly encouraged to consult with the institution they will be attending, then consult with a faculty adviser early to develop an educational plan.

Students receiving financial aid must be seeking a certificate or degree and following official MHCC certificate or degree requirements.

Note: Community colleges do not award transfer degrees in a subject area, but do award an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, an Associate of Science Oregon Transfer – Business degree or an Associate of Science degree.

Environmental Sciences

First Quarter (Fall)
Course Number Course Title Credits
CH221 General Chemistry I
5
GEOG105 Introduction to Physical Geography
3
MTH243 Statistics I
4
WR121 English Composition
4
   
16
Second Quarter (Winter)
Course Number Course Title Credits
CH222 General Chemistry II
5
MTH244 Statistics II
4
WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking
4
  Environmental Science approved elective
6-7
   
19-20
Third Quarter (Spring)
Course Number Course Title Credits
EC201 Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics
4
WR227 Technical Report Writing
4
  Health and Physical Education requirement1
3
  Humanities requirement1, 2
3-4
  Environmental Science approved elective
3-4
   
17-19
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
Course Number Course Title Credits
BI211 Principles of Biology I3
5
G201 Principles of Physical Geology or PH201 General Physics I
4-5
MTH251 Calculus I: Differential Calculus
4
  Environmental Science approved elective
3-4
   
16-18
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
Course Number Course Title Credits
BI212 Principles of Biology II
5
MTH252 Calculus II: Integral Calculus
4
  Humanities requirement1, 2
3-4
  Environmental Science approved electives
6
   
18-19
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
Course Number Course Title Credits
BI213 Principles of Biology III
5
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I
1
  Oral Communication requirement1
3
  Environmental Science approved electives
6
   
15

1 This plan aligns with the Associate of Science degree; refer to degree requirements, page 16.
2 Suggested courses to fulfill humanities requirements include: PHL202 Fundamental Ethics and PHL208 Political Philosophy
3 BI211 prerequisite includes either CH151 or CH221, see course description of the printed catalog.


The following courses may fulfill Environmental Science electives
Course Title Credits
ESR231 Energy Management I 3
ESR232 Energy Management II 3
ESR281 Elements of Industrial Hygiene 3
ESR285 Safety and Health Studies and Laws 3
ESR271 Environmental Science II: Introduction to Environmental Engineering 4
SHS100 Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety 2
SHS101 Environmental Health and Safety Regulations I 3
SHS143 Environmental Science Lab I: EPA Methodology Lab and Sampling 3
SHS171 Environmental Science I: Chemistry of Hazardous Materials 3
SHS201 Environmental Health and Safety Regulations II 3
SHS221 Environmental Safety I: Emergency Response Planning 4
SHS222 Environmental Safety II: Environmental Auditing 4
SHS225 Human and Environmental Toxicology 3
SHS230 Sustainable Business Practice 3
SHS243 Environmental Science Lab II: Introduction to Instrumental Analysis 4
WE280EV_ Cooperative Education Internship 3

Environmental Studies

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Dr. Javid Mohtasham:
503-491-7440
Room AC 2571
Javid.Mohtasham@mhcc.edu

First Quarter (Fall)
Course Number Course Title Credits
CH104 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I
5
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I
1
MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions
5
WR121 English Composition
4
  Environmental Studies approved elective
3-4
   
18-19
Second Quarter (Winter)
Course Number Course Title Credits
CH105 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry II
5
SHS143 Environmental Science Lab I: EPA Methodology Lab and Sampling
3
MTH243 Statistics I
4
WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking
4
  Oral Communication requirement1
3
   
19
Third Quarter (Spring)
Course Number Course Title Credits
CH106 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry III
5
WR227 Technical Report Writing
4
  Health and Physical Education requirement1
3
  Humanities requirement1, 2
3-4
  Environmental Studies approved elective
3-4
   
18-20
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
Course Number Course Title Credits
BI101 General Biology I or BI211 Principles of Biology I
4-5
EC201 Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics
4
GEOG105 Introduction to Physical Geography
3
  Environmental Studies approved electives
3
   
17-18
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
Course Number Course Title Credits
BI102 General Biology II or BI212 Principles of Biology II
4-5
SHS222 Environmental Safety II: Environmental Auditing
4
  Humanities requirement1, 2
3-4
  Environmental Studies approved elective
3
   
14-16
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
Course Number Course Title Credits
BI103 General Biology III or BI213 Principles of Biology III
4-5
CH170 Environmental Chemistry
4
SHS243 Environmental Science Lab II: Introduction to Instrumental Analysis
4
  Environmental Studies approved electives
6
   
18-19

1 This plan aligns with the Associate of Science degree; refer to degree requirements, page 16.
2 Suggested courses to fulfill humanities requirements include: PHL202 Fundamental Ethics and PHL208 Political Philosophy.

The following courses may fulfill Environmental Studies Electives
Course Number Course Title Credits
ESR271 Environmental Science II: Introduction to Environmental Engineering
4
ESR281 Elements of Industrial Hygiene
3
ESR285 Safety and Health Studies and Laws
3
SHS101 Environmental Health and Safety Regulations I3
3
SHS201 Environmental Health and Safety Regulations II3
3
SHS225 Human and Environmental Toxicology
3
SHS230 Sustainable Business Practice
3

3SHS101 and SHS201 must be in taken in combination for transfer eligibility.

Transfer Schools' Web Links
School Link
Portland State University esr.pdx.edu
Related MHCC Program Web Links
School Link
mhcc.edu/programs mhcc.edu/programs
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