NorthWest Arkansas Community College - Environmental and Regulatory Science Program
One College Drive
Bentonville, AR 72712
The Associate of Applied Science in Environmental and Regulatory Science is designed for the student desiring entry level positions in environmental management, safety, health, or green technology jobs.
There are two options available for this technical, competency-based degree, as well as four technical certificates for pursuing education advancement in applied areas of environmental and regulatory science.
Completed course work also may lead to educational requirements for professional certification such as CSP, CET, or CHMM for those already employed in the environmental and safety fields. Field work and internship will be required for completion of the Associate of Science Degree in Environmental Science.
This program is a good foundation for students wishing to transfer to a four-year institution with the desire to complete a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science of health-related field.
Degree Plans Available:
A.A.S. in Environmental and Regulatory Science - Environmental Management:
The occupational safety and health degree is designed for people entering the safety and/or environmental department within their company or for those who seek employment in this demanding field. The two-year program is designed to equip the safety/environmental professional with the tools needed to keep his/her company in compliance with current regulatory agencies and to create a safe and healthy work environment for all employees.
A.A.S. in Environmental and Regulatory Science - Environmental Management
Technical Certificate – Environmental Management and Regulatory Science:
The Technical Certificate is a program of collegiate level that recognizes the completion of a specified level of competency in an occupational field. The program of study may be a stand-alone program or a part of an associate degree curriculum. At least 15 hours must be completed at NWACC to fulfill graduation requirements.
Technical Certificate – Environmental Management and Regulatory Science
Technical Certificate – Environmental Regulatory Science – Green Technology Option
Certificate of Proficiency - Environmental Management/GIS Technician:
The Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded to students who have demonstrated mastery of skills and knowledge against specified performance standards in a specific area or discipline. The program of study may be a stand-alone program or part of a technical certificate or associate degree curriculum. At least 7 hours must be completed at NWACC to fulfill graduation requirements.
Certificate of Proficiency - Environmental Management/GIS Technician