Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Bio-Remediation

ALLEGHENY, SOUTH
Certificate (455)

The Bio-remediation certificate program is designed to meet the needs for skilled workers in the bio-remediation industry. It provides training for the technical skills necessary to operate the equipment and oversee the process of treating waste water from mining shale and converting it to an environmentally safe product. Much of the work is done outdoors, requiring a certain level of physical fitness. Career paths include bio-remediation technician, environmental waste specialist, environmental science technician and waste water technician.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will:

  1. Describe and apply the fundamental principles of microbial bio-remediation to waste water treatment.
  2. Produce documentation and analysis data from bio-remediation treatment.
  3. Validate use of laboratory equipment for bio-remediation in the field.
  4. Follow laboratory protocols for preparation of solutions, sterile techniques and appropriate laboratory safety.
  5. Organize, implement and troubleshoot specific tasks related to the bio-remediation process.

See the Checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Certificate Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 2930 

First Semester  

Course #

Course Name

Credits

BIO-151General Biology 1

4

CIT-100
CIT-111
SET-105  
Computer Fundamentals and Applications or
Introduction to Programming: Java or  
Technical Computing         

3
4
3

HPE-128 

Physical Conditioning and Weight  Training 1

2 

MAT-108   

Intermediate Algebra  

4

 

Total Credits 

1314

   
Second Semester  

BIO-133 

Environmental Science 

3

BIO-175 Microbiology 

4

CHM-151  General Chemistry 1

4

GGY-201  Introduction to Geology   

3

Total Credits 

14

   

Summer

  

BTC-204

Biotechnology Internship  

2

 

Total Credits

2

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