Environmental Specialist Certificate Program

MyCAA Course Information

Course Code: MYCAA-SC-ENV
Program Duration: 6 Months
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

Course Overview

The Environmental Specialist Program

For this program, students will take an in-depth look at the functions of all things on planet earth, its atmosphere, composition and structure as well as the inhabitants that occupy it. The program will explore various toxic substances that can affect the delicate balance that results from this complex interconnectivity and understand how just the slightest alteration in one aspect can affect the whole.

Further, this program explores the relationship between man and the environment. Students will examine the balance between natural resources and the needs of mankind. Students will further explore the scientific, political, economic, and social implications of environmental science that affect a variety of public policy decisions at multiple levels of government.

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Course Description

Environmental Science involves the interdisciplinary approach to our world in terms of the history of environmental concerns, biomes, species interaction with each other and their environment, air, water, soil and biological resources, population dynamics, toxicology, energy sources, land use management and other related topics. All different sciences combine to make up the complexities of environmental science and students embarking on this journey will gain a comprehensive understanding of how these interconnected disciplines all interact to create the environment we occupy. For any individuals working in architecture, green building, government or public policy, a background in environmental science helps to inform a variety of decisions in these professions.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

Examine the field of Environmental Science in terms of science, theoretical perspectives, economics, and environmental ethics

Explain the foundations of environmental science

Examine environmental economics and policies

Examine population growth and demographic transitions

Evaluate soil as a system and its importance in the environment

Describe the function of the earth is atmosphere, its composition, structure, and the changing global climate

Examine toxic substances and their effects

Appraise the importance of water and marine ecosystems

Examine the biodiversity on earth and conservation biology and its benefits

Analyze land use and planning for creating livable cities

Examine non-renewable energy sources, and their impact on the environment

Examine renewable energy

Analyze waste disposal methods an

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