Onondaga Community College                 ENV 210:  Internships in ETG

Syracuse, NY                          Section: 001 Spring 2011


Course Information:

Room: Ferrante 367                                          

Fri 1:35-2:30 pm Jan 28th, Feb 4th, March 25th, April 15th and 22nd, 2011


Instructors:                                         phone: (315) 498-2722 & -2477

Mr. Brian McAninch & Ms. Meg Harris                                      http://myhome.sunyocc.edu/~mcanincb/

Offices: Ferrante 369 & 350                                                   E-mail: mcanincb@sunyocc.edu  &



Course Objectives: A two credit seminar course designed for those students contemplating a career in Environmental Technology. The class consists of a 40-hour internship with a company or agency in order to gain experience in the environmental field.  The course involves meeting for several class periods, obtaining an internship for the semester, and then presenting your experiences from the internship at the end of the spring semester.  In this course students will:

  • Begin to identify specific career goals and develop an appropriate resume specific to these career goals
  • Demonstrate the ability to function in the environmental and industrial workplace
  • Gain contact with professionals in the environmental industry
  • Be able to describe their work experience in terms of scientific concepts and be able to present the result in a professional manner.

This course satisfies a requirement for the ETG curriculum.  This course consists of five (5), one-hour lecture periods and a 40-hour internship.  One of the class periods will occur during OCC’s college hour where the student will provide a presentation covering their internship experience to OCC’s Geology Club.

 Attendance: Attendance is mandatory.  You are expected to attend all classes, arrive on time, and remain until class is completed.  Tardiness will be counted as an absence.  There are no make-up times for missed class periods.  Your absence will constitute a failure of the class.

Academic Honesty: Students are allowed (expected) to work together on their internship experience; however, all presentation class work that is presented must be your own work.   Students practicing plagiarism will fail the course. 

Evaluation: Your final grade will be determined as follows: 33% participation & decorum; 33% evaluation by your internship supervisor, and 33% based on your final presentation.