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Environmental Sciences and Management

Catalog Year 2014-2015

MHCC Faculty Adviser:
Dr. Javid Mohtasham: 503-491-7440 - 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 course of studies listed below are 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 B.S. in Environmental Science and Management - Environmental Sciences or a B.S. in Environmental Science and Management - Environmental Studies. Contact the faculty adviser for further information.

However students from MHCC 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 Science
First Quarter Cr
CH221 General Chemistry I 5
MTH243 Probability and Statistics I 4
WR121 English Composition 4
  Environmental Science approved electives 3-4
16-17
Second Quarter
CH222 General Chemistry II 5
GEOG105 Introduction to Physical Geography 3
MTH244 Statistics II 4
WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
  Environmental Science approved electives 3-4
19-20
Third Quarter
EC201 Principles of Economics I (Micro) 4
WR123 English Composition: Research 4
  Health and Physical Education requirement1 3
  Humanities requirement1, 2 3-4
  Environmental Science approved elective 3-4
17-18
Fourth Quarter
BI211 Principles of Biology I 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
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
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 14 of the printed catalog.
2 Suggested courses to fulfill humanities requirements include: PHL202, Fundamental Ethics and PHL208, Political Philosophy

The following courses may fulfill Environmental Science electives.
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 Environment Health and Safety 2
SHS101 Environmental Health and Safety Regulations I 4 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 4 3
SHS221 Environmental Safety I: Emergency Response Planning 4
SHS222 Environmental Safety II: Environmental Auditing 4
SHS225 Human and Environment Toxicology 3
SHS230 Sustainable Business Practice 3
SHS243 Environmental Science Lab II: introduction to instrumental Analysis 4
WE280EV_ Cooperative Education Internship 3

Transfer Schools' Web Links
Concordia University - cu-portland.edu/ctas/math
Marylhurst University - http://www.marylhurst.edu/academics/schools-colleges-departments/college-arts-sciences/science-mathematics/ba-science/
Portland State University - esr.pdx.edu

Environmental Studies
First Quarter 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 electives 3-4
18-19
Second Quarter
CH105 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry II 5
SHS143 Environmental Science Lab I: EPA Methodology Lab and Sampling 3
MTH243 Probability and Statistics I 4
WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
  Oral Communication requirement1 3
19
Third Quarter
CH106 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry III 5
WR123 English Composition: Research 3
  Health and Physical Education requirement1 3
  Humanities requirement1, 2 3-4
  Environmental Studies approved elective 3-4
17-19
Fourth Quarter
BI101 General Biology I or
BI211 Principles of Biology I
4-5
EC201 Principles of Economics I (Micro) 4
GEOG105 Introduction to Physical Geography 3
  Environmental Studies approved elective 6
17-18
Fifth Quarter
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 Science approved electives 3
14-16
Sixth Quarter
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 Science approved elective 6
18-19

1 This plan aligns with the Associate of Science degree; refer to degree requirements, page 14 of the printed catalog.
2 Suggested courses to fulfill humanities requirements include: PHL202, Fundamental Ethics and PHL208, Political Philosophy

The following courses may fulfill Environmental Studies electives.

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 I4 3
SHS201 Environmental Health and Safety Regulations II 3
SHS225 Human and Environment Toxicology 3
SHS230 Sustainable Business Practice 3

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

Transfer Schools' Web Links
Portland State University - http://esr.pdx.edu

Related MHCC Program Web Links
www.mhcc.edu/programs

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