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Hazardous Materials Specialist CCC

Hazardous Materials Specialist Overview (6560)

Type of Award

CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-stem/default.aspx

Program Description

This certificate is part of the Environmental Science Technology AS degree program. It covers analysis, handling, storage and dispensing of hazardous materials in accordance with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing proper chemical management. Graduates of the certificate program should be able to: research applicable local, state and federal regulations and implement methods and strategies to ensure compliance; maintain records as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Transportation; develop and implement hazardous materials handling procedures; plan for emergency response of hazardous materials incidents; and protect workers and communities from hazardous material exposures.

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length

14 credit hours.

Location

The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.

For More Information

Dr. Jessica Miles, Department Chair, milesj@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 207-5220

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion of this certificate, you may seek employment in an entry-level position related to environmental remediation and/or emergency response to a hazardous materials incident. Employment opportunities include positions with local environmental consulting firms and/or with public agencies when emergency responders are needed as a result of the presence of hazardous materials.

Career Path Notes

Courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities that allow students to transfer into four-year programs. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Credits: 14)

EVS2193CEnvironmental Sampling Techniques (AA)

4 Credits

EVS2601Hazardous Materials and Environmental Air Quality (AA)

3 Credits

CHM1045General Chemistry 1 (AA)

3 Credits

CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

MAC1105: Non-exempt students registering in this course will need to provide adequate placement scores to enroll. All courses used for General Education must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 11)

EVS2193CEnvironmental Sampling Techniques (AA)

4 Credits

CHM1045General Chemistry 1 (AA)

3 Credits

CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 3)

EVS2601Hazardous Materials and Environmental Air Quality (AA)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 14