EHST-1301 Introduction to Environmental Technology

3 Credits

Comprehensive overview of topics relating to environmental technology field. Concentration on developing awareness of many facets of science, technology and public policy that are involved in environmental management.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

EHST-1310 Introduction to Environmental Law

4 Credits

Study of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laws and regulations which protect our environment and health. Students learn steps in managing hazardous wastes including production, treatment, transportation, and disposal of hazardous materials. Involves reading, interpreting, and summarizing sections from the Code of Federal Regulations and The United States Code. Coverage includes: National Environmental Policy Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Safe Drinking Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental, Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, Emergency Planning and Community Right-to Know Act and related toxic laws. Provides overview of roles of judicial and legislative agencies.

Lecture: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): None (ENG-1010 College Composition I recommended for students without prior knowledge of law).

EHST-1330 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

2 Credits

Comprehensive instruction in health and safety planning and procedures for uncontrolled hazardous waste site work; hazardous waste treatment, storage or disposal facilities (TSDFs) work; and emergency responses to hazardous materials releases. Students must complete 40 contact hours of instruction to meet OSHAs certification requirements in training portion of 29 CFR 1910.120 (the "HAZWOPER" standard). Ten additional hours of lecture required to meet OSHA requirements.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

EHST-1350 Health and Safety in the Workplace

3 Credits

Introduction to occupational safety and health management in general industry. Includes in-depth exploration of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, Worker Compensation programs, and proactive safety promotion such as worker training and integration of safety into quality programs.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

EHST-1806 Special Topics: Basics of OSHA Compliance

2 Credits

This course will provide general OSHA content that includes OSHA compliance, reporting, record keeping and documentation. The course will include the OSHA mandated OSHA training modules so as to afford a student who successfully completes this course obtains both college credit and OSHA certification in each subject area. The students will be provided with OSHA training manuals and related OSHA information to assure knowledge and competency in these areas.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Recommend EHST-1350 Health and Safety in the Workplace.

EHST-1810 ST: OSHA Standards-511

2 Credits

Course covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards as well as general industry safety and health principles. Topics include scope and application of OSHA general industry standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are most hazardous, using OSHA as a guide.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Recommend EHST-1350 Health and Safety in the Workplace.

EHST-2220 EH&S Management Systems

2 Credits

Overview and history of EH&S managment systems (MSs), focusing on the International Standards Organization 14000 series and the OHSAS 18000 series. Addresses MS auditing; setting an environmental/safety policy; specifying objectives and targets; risk assessments; waste minimization; the benefits of MS system certification; regulatory and certificate requirements; implementing MS programs; monitoring and measuring program results; and reviewing programs to ensure continual improvement. Uses case study to illustrate development of an EH&S management systems.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): EHST-1310 Introduction to Environmental Law; or departmental approval.

EHST-2341 Hazardous Material Transportation

2 Credits

Detailed study of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations as well as an introduction to international transportation organizations and their rules for air and vessel transportation. Students learn to interpret DOT regulations, recommend compliance strategies, and select packaging, labeling, docuemtnation and placarding for selected hazardous materials.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): EHST-1310 Introduction to Environmental Law; or departmental approval.

EHST-2351 Emergency Planning and Response

2 Credits

Develop emergency response contingency plan for a facility or community. Preparedness includes analyzing hazards, writing and implementing the contingency plans, training employees for an emergency, and evaluating the effectiveness of the contingency plan.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): EHST-1310 Introduction to Environmental Law.

EHST-2361 Environmental Sampling and Analysis

4 Credits

Covers methodology of obtaining, managing and interpreting analysis results of environmental media samples including air, water, ground water and soil, and various waste samples. Quality control and quality assurance policies and procedures emphasized. Competency gained in interpreting results that can be used in decision-making processes related to hazardous materials.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-1100 Mathematical Explorations or higher.

EHST-2380 Risk Assessment

2 Credits

Basic principles and methods of conducting a risk assessment. Examines both value and limitations of risk assessment. Focuses on environmental and health risks and includes an overview of toxicological principles. Reviews how risk management decisions are made in public and private sectors. Examines how to communicate environmental and health risk, public policy choices and trade-offs to public.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): EHST-1301 Introduction to Environmental Technology, or departmental approval.

EHST-2390 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

3 Credits

Study of statutes, regulations and guidelines pertaining to hazardous waste management, with an emphasis on the requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended. Management of hazardous wastes including "cradle to grave" requirements and enforcement strategies. Involves reading, interpreting, and summarizing sections from Code of Federal Regulations and the United States Code.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): EHST-1310 Introduction to Environmental Law; or departmental approval.

EHST-2820 Independent Advanced Study in Environmental Health and Safety Technology

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student (see Credit Schedule of classes for current offerings). May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics. Prerequisite(s) Departmental approval, and instructor approval and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

EHST-2940 Field Experience

1 Credit

Supervised paid or unpaid field experience, which relates to individual students occupational objectives. Students assigned to a facility, governmental institution, site, or project to study regulatory compliance of federal and state environmental health and/or safety laws and regulations.

Other Required Hours: Field Experience: 12-24 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): EHST-1310 Introduction to Environmental Law; or EHST-131A and EHST-131B; and departmental approval.

EHST-2990 Professional Standards

1 Credit

Capstone course in Environmental Health and Safety Technology. Updates knowledge of rapidly changing environmental profession. Prepares for initial employment as well as promotion to supervisory and administrative positions.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: sophomore standing.

EHST-2991 Professional Practice

3 Credits

Capstone course for Environmental, Health and Safety Technology. Cultivates critical problem solving skills in an environmental, health and safety context utilizing simulated and/or actual scenarios. Draws upon the student's legal research skills and technical knowledge to compile legally - and scientifically - justifiable solutions for mock clients within the confines of budgetary and time constraints. Requires refletion on degree outcomes and preparedness for initial employment or promotion in the Environmental Health and Safety Field. Departmental approval: sophomore standing.

Lecture: 3 hours