Environmental Technology

The Environmental Technology program provides students with a variety of problem solving experiences in environmentally oriented activities. The trade offers opportunities for practical experiences through hands-on investigations, service learning, shadowing, internships, and cooperative learning. Students will acquire the knowledge, values, attitudes, and skills needed to protect and improve the environment. Environmental Technology offers both career-oriented and articulated course work for two and four year colleges in environmental sciences and technology.

Course offerings with descriptions

Cooperative Education and Internship Opportunities

All eligible students have the opportunity to participate in Cooperative Education and Internship experiences at a variety of approved learning sites across the city in their junior and/or senior year. While the requirements and specific opportunities vary from school to school, and program to program, the structured combination of classroom based education and practical work experience provides students with the skills necessary to comfortably navigate the world of work. Some of the internship and cooperative education opportunities students have experienced include the following partnership/s:

  • Broad Meadow Brook
  • Worcester Parks Department
  • Worcester DPW
  • Dept of Environmental Protection
  • Worcester Country Extension Svc
  • EcoTarium
  • Green Hill Park
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • MA Division Fisheries/Wildlife

Career Opportunities

  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Farmer
  • Environmental Police
  • Activist
  • Scientist
  • Teacher
  • Lab technician
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