What is Environment Management?

environmental engineer technician with a hard hat looking out over a power plant

Environmental education connects us with the world. It enhances the community you live in. It empowers you and those around you. Kent State University strives to enhance the quality of life in your region, your state, and your community.1

Environment management, in its most basic sense, is “the management of human impacts on the environment.”2

The process of environmental management involves:3

  • Identifying the environmental desired outcomes
  • Identifying the physical, economic, social, cultural, political, and technological constraints on obtaining these outcomes
  • Considering the most feasible options for achieving the desired outcomes
  • Anticipating, avoiding, and solving environmental and conservation issues

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of environmental engineering technicians is projected grow 7 percent from 2019 to 20294 and environmental science and protection technicians is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, both faster than the average for all occupations.5

Kent State University Associate of Technical Study in Environment Management

The Associate of Technical Study degree in Environment Management at Kent State University is a completer program and open to anyone who has completed a green industry apprenticeship or journeyman training program.

Graduates of the program are prepared to work as administrative and supervisory personnel in a variety of arboriculture, urban forestry, and landscape management settings.

For more information on Kent State Online’s Associate of Technical Study in Environment Management, visit https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu/degrees/associate-of-technical-study-in-environment-management.

What Career Opportunities exist with an Associate of Technical Study in Environment Management?

Here are just a couple of the job opportunities ATS graduates can pursue.

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians
Environmental science and protection technicians monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution and contamination.6

Environmental Engineering Technician
Environmental engineering technicians carry out the plans that environmental engineers develop.7



1 Retrieved on March 11, 2021, from https://www.kent.edu/strategicroadmap/regional-impact

2 Retrieved on March 11, 2021, from https://www.process.st/environmental-management/

3 Retrieved on March 11, 2021, from https://www.process.st/environmental-management/

4 Retrieved on March 11, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/environmental-engineering-technicians.htm

5 Retrieved on March 11, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/environmental-science-and-protection-technicians.htm

6 Retrieved on March 11, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/environmental-science-and-protection-technicians.htm

7 Retrieved on March 11, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/environmental-engineering-technicians.htm

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