• Sustainability, Health and Safety Certificate Curriculum


  • One-Year Certificate

    Catalog Year 2017-2018

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    Students may earn a certificate in Sustainability, Health and Safety. The curriculum is suitable for people now working in industry in the areas of sustainability, environmental management or occupational safety and health, or anyone interested in entering this field. Students may find this option a beginning point for the associate degree program.

    Program Outcomes
    At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

    • Implement applicable environmental, health and safety regulations and procedures in accordance with the regulatory requirements in 29, 40 and 49CFR
    • Describe steps you would take to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control environmental hazards in the workplace and community
    • Describe steps you would take to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control health and safety hazards in the workplace
    • Explain how to characterize, handle, document and prepare hazardous materials and waste for analysis and shipment

    Note: A grade of "C" or better is required for all Sustainability, Health and Safety core courses (SHS and ESR).

    Basic Course Requirements
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I 1
    1
    CH104 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I
    5
    CH170 Environmental Chemistry
    4
    ESR281 Elements of Industrial Hygiene
    3
    MTH095 Intermediate Algebra with Right-Triangle Trigonometry or
    MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions2
    5
    SHS100 Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety
    2
    SHS101 Environmental Health and Safety Regulations I
    3
    SHS171 Environmental Science I: Chemistry of Hazardous Materials
    3
    SHS201 Environmental Health and Safety Regulations II
    3
    WR121 English Composition
    4
    Human Relations requirement‡
    3
    In addition to basic course requirements above, add:
    Safety and Regulations Electives
    (3 courses required)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    ESR285 Safety and Health Standards and Laws
    3
    SHS221 Environmental Safety I: Emergency Response Planning
    4
    SHS222 Environmental Safety II: Environmental Auditing
    4
    SHS225 Human & Environmental Toxicology
    3
    Sustainability Electives
    (4 courses required)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    ESR231 Energy Management I
    3
    ESR232 Energy Management II
    3
    ESR271 Environmental Science II: Introduction to Environmental Engineering
    4
    SHS143 Environmental Science Lab I: EPA Methodology Labs and Sampling
    3
    SHS230 Sustainable Business Practice
    3
    SHS243 Environmental Science Lab II: Introduction to Instrumental Analysis
    4
    Total Credits 58-61

    1 Higher level Math or Computer Science course may be substituted.
    2 A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)

    ‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree requirements.