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 Environmental Technology Programs

John Brophy
Director of Environmental Technology Programs

Click Here to V​iew the Environmental Technology Program's Student Learning Outcomes​​​     


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The Environmental Technology Programs at Wright College grants degrees and certificates to students pursuing careers in the energy efficiency, sustainability, emergency management, and environmental, health & safety sectors, with an emphasis on anticipating future directions in these fields. The progressive, hands-on credit curricula are accredited by the Illinois Community College Board (accreditation for the Urban Agroecology AAS and Certificate is pending as of today's date), and other training within the Programs result in various trade and/or agency certifications and acknowledgements:     

Students interested in Emergency Management can pursue one or more Basic Certificate programs: Homeland Security, Incident Command, and Emergency Preparedness. A new track, in coordination with the Transportation Security Administration was introduced in Fall 2013, and is now open to at-large students as well. Upon completion of the basic certificate requirements students may go on to A.A.S. Degree completion. In addition to advanced concepts of emergency management, classes in the Degree program are designed to provide basic general educational skills needed by Emergency Managers today.                     

Fall 2017 Courses:                 

  • ENVR TC 205 – Introduction to Terrorism 
  • ENVR TC 215 – Introduction to Weapons of Mass Destruction 
  • ENVR TC 226 Disaster Psychology

Wright offers a Certificate in Building Energy Technologies, a program designed to incorporate sustainability and energy efficiency concepts into building construction, retrofitting, and operations, but applies to a much broader range of career paths. It includes topics such as building commissioning, LEED, Building Operator Certification, and renewable energy installations.                      

Fall 2017 Courses:                 

  • ENVR TC 104 - Energy Systems Fundamentals
  • ENVR TC 114 - Renewable Energy Systems

In addition to campus classes with garden and green roof components, under a special agreement with the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, Wright College also offers online curricula in Agroecology, courses focused on various science topics in agriculture and sustainability, to address the emerging employment field in urban agriculture. The weekly online classes conducted are instructed by an Agriculture School (College of ACES) Professor from UIUC. This is an outstanding opportunity for any students hoping to transfer to UIUC during their academic career     

Fall 2017 Courses:                 

  • ENVR TC 109 - Urban Agro Ecology
  • ENVR TC 107 - Environmental Geology
  • ENVR TC 190 - Introduction to Animal Sciences


The Environmental Tech Program also presents continuing  ed. training and workshops covering a variety of subject matter, such as residential weatherization, OSHA certification, bee-keeping, renewable  energy, and other timely topics.                     

Davin Inman and Dr. Victoria Cooper Receive Award 
Current and former Directors of the Environmental Technology Program, David R. Inman (far left) and Dr. Victoria Cooper (second from left) accept the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact Award from the State of Illinois on behalf of Wright College.​

On October 9th, 2012, the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council recognized Wright College for achieving the bronze standard of recognition level of sustainability goals in higher education as established by the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.     ​                 


Emergency Management: Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Management: Incident Command
Environmental Technology

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(773) 481-8979
4300 N. Narragansett Ave.
Chicago , IL 60634-1591
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9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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