• Course Information:

    • EvCC course title and course number: Introduction to Environmental Science, ENVS& 101
    • 5 credits 
    • Course costs: $220
    • EvCC course description – see below
    • EvCC course learning objectives/outcomes – see below
    • This course is considered a Co-delivered College in the High School and Advanced Placement course. Please visit Dual Credit Comparison to explore which option is best for you.


    Enrollment is a 3-Step process and each step has deadlines:

    Students will enroll in Introduction to Environmental Science, ENVS& 101, 5 credits, $220:

    Step 1: Apply for Admission by Monday, October 15, 2018  EvCC Admission page

    Step 2: Complete Program Application by Monday, November 5, 2018

    Step 3: Registration and Payment by Monday, November 19, 2018

    For withdraw and refund policies visit http://www.everettcc.edu/ccec/college-in-high-school/registration-and-refund-deadlines/


    Financial Aid:





    This course qualifies for EvCC’s College in the High School Program (CHS). Students seeking to earn college credit must enroll in the EvCC CHS program. Program processes and deadlines can be found at www.everettcc.edu/chs.


    Introduction to Environmental Science, ENVS& 101

    The effects of human population growth on changing ecosystems, energy flow, biological diversity, and sustainability of living resources.


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Design a scientific experiment that conforms to the scientific method.
    2. Describe the structure and function of the ecosystem components.
    3. Describe how energy moves through an ecosystem.
    4. Describe the interactions among species in an ecosystem.
    5. Describe nutrient cycling in ecosystems.
    6. Describe the main tenets of biological evolution.
    7. Describe biodiversity, threats to global biodiversity, and implications and practical solutions.
    8. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of recent model systems for conservation.
    9. Describe models of population growth and how they relate to natural populations.
    10. Measure environmental variables and interpret results.
    11. Demonstrate competence in using simple field instruments.
    12. Present information in written and oral form.


    Areas of Assessment:


    1. Students will participate in group projects and discussions that explore and reinforce environmental topics and concepts.
    2. Students will apply scientific methodology to evaluate, discuss, and reach conclusions regarding current research problems involving environmental issues.
    3. Students will communicate the results of their group projects and assignments in written reports and oral presentations.
    4. Students will read assigned articles, books and online resources, and evaluate these sources in the context of the environmental topics presented in class.
    5. Students will use the results obtained from projects, demonstrations and discussions to produce written reports and oral presentations