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Getting Green Done: Environmental Technology

This is the third in a series of blogs focusing on green-collar jobs training programs offered by Ecotech Institute in Aurora, Colorado—the first and only college entirely focused on preparing graduates for careers in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

“I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?”
Robert Redford, Yosemite National Park dedication, 1985

Safeguarding the environment is important, and those who work in environmental engineering technology develop solutions to critical issues such as water contamination, air pollution, and waste disposal.

After graduating with a two-year degree in Environmental Technology from Ecotech Institute, you might be working side by side with environmental engineers researching environmental impact of proposed construction, advising on the treatment of hazardous waste, designing wastewater treatment facilities, or maintaining equipment related to air pollution and recycling.

This Associate of Applied Science degree program is designed to give graduates a solid grounding in fundamentals of renewable energy while specializing in environmental technology. Students enjoy sparkling-new facilities, modern labs, and small class sizes—all geared to help them apply theory to the real world.

Ecotech Institute helps its graduates to:

Understand and apply theory and principles of environmental engineering in order to modify, test and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control and remediation of environmental pollution—including waste treatment and site remediation.

  • Meet industry standards within the environmental technology field.
  • Apply industry safety principles.

Our Environmental Technology program might be right for you if you…

  • Consider yourself a problem solver.
  • Like the idea of safeguarding the environment.
  • Are interested in math and science.
  • Enjoy gathering and analyzing data.
  • Like working outdoors.
So plug into Environmental Technology Training–and get green done!
Kyle Crider

Kyle is Manager – Environmental Operations at Ecotech Institute and Education Corporation of America. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a double-emphasis in Urban Planning & Policy Analysis. He is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, Neighborhood Development (LEED AP ND). He is currently in the Interdisciplinary Engineering Ph.D. Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.