Biological and Environmental Technology

Are you passionate about sustainable practices and stewardship of the land?  The Biological and Environmental Technology program is for you!

2 Year Degree

Associate in Applied Science • 60 Credit Hours

1 Year Certificate

Certificate in Applied Science • 30 Credit Hours

Associate Degree Overview

The Biological and Environmental Technology program provides a technical education at the Associate in Applied Science level (60 credit hours). Through instruction and practical application, students gain knowledge and skills required of the Biological and Environmental Technician. This program was developed in partnership with industry leaders and employers to meet the demand for highly skilled biological and environmental technicians.

Additional Information: Date Created 8/25/2017. These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Manage an office setting
  • Supervise office staff
  • Process and receive communication
  • Coordinate events and activities
  • Maintain office and business records
  • Maintain office supplies and equipment
  • Design informational materials
  • Assist in budgeting process
  • Demonstrate effective communication and computational skills
  • Utilize software programs
  • Assist in entry-level bookkeeping, billing and accounting

Potential Careers

The program qualifies graduates for many positions, including jobs such as:

  • biological technician
  • environmental technician
  • GIS technician

Skill Sets

Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Skill Set. Students should contact their academic program advisor or refer to the current catalog for additional information.

Certificate Overview

The Certificate in Applied Science prepares students with a foundation of knowledge in biology and environmental geoscience to assist in decision-making in the biological and environmental technology field. Students are also able to collect and analyze data using GPS and GIS. Upon successful completion of the Biological and Environmental Technology Certificate, graduates will be able to:

  • Communicate technical information accurately and effectively in oral, written, visual, and electronic forms
  • Use global positioning systems (G.P.S.) and geographic information systems (G.I.S.) to collect, map, and analyze biological and environmental data

Program Implementation

Full-time day, part-time evening. (Students attending part-time should see advisor for recommended course sequencing.)

Note: Students enrolling in Biological and Environmental Technology courses will be assessed a laboratory fee for classes having a laboratory component. This fee is used to replace expendable materials and to maintain and upgrade laboratory equipment. See schedule for details. Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for related Skill Set Certifications. Students should contact their academic program advisor or refer to the Skill Set section in the catalog for additional information.

Estimate Your Costs

Eastern is one of the most affordable colleges in the United States!

Rates are for 2022-2023 and based on two full-time (12 credit hour) semesters. Rates are subject to change and do not include books, academic supplies, or student fees.

Tuition Rates Eastern WV 2-Year Colleges WV 4-Year Colleges
West Virginia Residents $3,840 $4,776 $12,410
Non-Residents $8,520 $10,152 $26,096

Program Is Eligible for West Virginia Invests


Admissions Requirements

Eastern adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission.