Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-506-146 058870 Intro to Environmental Science
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-506-146 INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE introduction to the basic principles of environmental science including ecology, energy, resources, waste management, air, water, and soil pollution.
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Describe Ecosystems
  2. Explain energy flow in ecosystems
  3. Describe population dynamics
  4. Explain material cycles in ecosystems
  5. Explore environmental health
  6. Explain agricultural methods and pest management
  7. Explain soil functions, composition, texture
  8. Describe connections between ecosystem health and public welfare
  9. Explain the components of the atmosphere and describe climate change
  10. Explain air quality sources and impacts
  11. Explain the Hydrologic Cycle
  12. Interpret surface water quality
  13. Differentiate between energy sources
  14. Summarize sustainable communities and lifestyle
  15. Describe solid waste and waste disposal methods