A new program being offered this fall at Chattahoochee Technical College’s North Metro campus will prepare students for a field that one instructor says needs more workers.
The new Associate of Applied Science Degree in Environmental Technology, which will be the only two-year program in the metro Atlanta area, will train students in environmental law and ethics, field sampling and testing, hydrology, wastewater management and hazardous waste cleanup, among other things.
“It’s a growing field,” said Bejie Herrin, the course instructor. “There are a lot of components. It’s a very interesting field.”
The field is growing because more and more people are becoming good stewards of the environment, Herrin said.
“People have become more aware of where they live and taking care of where they live,” she said.
The field has a 28 percent growth rate, which Herrin said is a high percentage, and that rate