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​​EPCT 1301 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Training and Related Topics.
CIP 1505070011
Minimum certification requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for a hazardous waste site worker as found in 29 CFR-1910.120 and 40 CFR-264.16. Designed for persons with responsibilities in the hazardous waste management business, the course will be an in-depth study of Hazardous Waste Operations, and will explore best practices. It will provide 40 hour certification as well as regular academic credit. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
       Prerequisite: OSHT 1405 and OSHT2309 or approval of the division chair.
       Must have taken Compass or other TSI placement prior to enrollment.
     Required skill level: Beginning algebra-level math (placement code 2).
 
EPCT 1305 Environmental Regulations Overview.
CIP 1505070011
An introduction to the history of the environmental movement, including basic requirements for compliance with environmental regulations. This course is designed to review the codes in some detail and will focus on the specific regulations governing air emissions, waste water discharges, hazardous waste disposal, toxic substance control, and the cleanup of old disposal sites. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
      Prerequisite: EPCT 1311 or approval of the division chair. Must have taken Compass or
      other TSI placement prior to enrollment.
    Required skill level: Beginning algebra-level math (placement code 2).
 
EPCT 1311 Introduction to Environmental Science.
CIP 1505070011
A foundation course for environmental studies, this course will provide an overview of environmental science and current global concerns, a brief history of environmental ethics, resource use, and conservation, and a discussion of fundamental principles of resource economics and environmental health. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
      Prerequisite: OSHT 1405 and OSHT 2309 or approval of the division chair. Must have
      taken Compass or other TSI placement prior to enrollment.
    Required skill level: Beginning algebra-level math (placement code 2).
 
EPCT 1344 Environmental Sampling and Analysis.
CIP 1505070011
Sampling protocol, procedures, quality control, preservation technology, and field analysis. Emphasis on analysis commonly performed by the field technician. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
      Prerequisite: EPCT 1441.
      Required skill level: College-level reading, writing and math.
 
EPCT 1347 Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention.
CIP 1505070011
Exploration of the options available for source reduction, waste minimization, and pollution prevention including regulatory standards applicable to these activities. This course is designed for persons who have process control responsibilities to explore best practices in the chemical and process control industry for waste prevention and control. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
      Prerequisite: EPCT 1305 and EPCT 1311 or approval of the division chair.
      Required skill level: Beginning algebra-level math (placement code 2).
 
EPCT 1441 Principles of Industrial Hygiene.
CIP 1505070011
Basic concepts in threshold limits, dose response, and general recognition of occupational hazards, including sampling statistics, calibration, and equipment use. A study of the control of occupational hazards and sample collection and evaluation methods. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 1 lab)
      Prerequisite: OSHT 1405, OSHT 2309, and CHEM 1405 or approval of the division chair.
      Required Skill Level: College-level reading, writing and math.
 
EPCT 2300 DOT Regulations.
CIP 1505070011
A detailed study of United States Department of Transportation regulations with emphasis on identifying applicable regulations recommending compliance strategies in the transport of dangerous and hazardous materials. Examination of the regulatory requirements for employees and employers involved in all modes of transportation, including road, rail, aircraft, and vessel. Designed for students working with safety and regulatory issues of pipelines, railcars and tanker trucks. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
       Prerequisite: EPCT 1311 and EPCT 1305 or approval of division chair.
       Required Skill Level: College-level reading, writing and math.
 
EPCT 2333 Environmental Toxicology.
CIP 1505070011
A review of the research determining the systematic health effects of exposures to chemicals. Discussion of risk factors, routes of entry, control measures, and acute and chronic effects. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
      Prerequisite: EPCT 1311, EPCT 1305, and EPCT 1441.
      Required Skill Level: College-level reading, writing and math.
 
EPCT 2431 Industrial Hygiene Applications.
CIP 1505070011
A study of the industrial environment and its relation to worker’s health. This course provides training in anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and controlling health hazards—particularly chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic factors existing in the workplace and having injurious effects on workers. The course also introduces training in instrumentation used in monitoring and measuring health hazards in the workplace and covers current issues in industrial hygiene. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 1 lab)
      Prerequisite: EPCT 1441 or approval of the division chair.
      Required skill level: College-level reading, writing and math.
 
OSHT 1309 Physical Hazards Control.
CIP 1507010011
A study of the common physical hazards in industry and methods of workplace design and redesign to control hazards. Emphasis on the regulation codes and standards associated with the control of physical hazards. Designed to be a review of the plant workplace and to focus on best practices in hazard control. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
       Prerequisite: OSHT 1405 and OSHT 2309 or approval of the division chair. Must have  
       taken Compass or other TSI placement prior to enrollment.
       Required skill level: Beginning algebra-level math (placement code 2).
 
OSHT 1313 Accident Prevention, Inspection, and Investigation.
CIP 1507010011
Principles and practices providing a basis for understanding the nature of occupational hazard recognition, accident prevention, loss reduction, inspection techniques, and accident investigation analysis. An in-depth study of preliminary hazard analysis to prevent accidents and accident investigations after the fact. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
       Prerequisite: OSHT 1405 and OSHT 2309 or approval of the division chair.
      Must have taken Compass or other TSI placement prior to enrollment.
      Required skill level: Beginning algebra-level math (placement code 2).
 
OSHT 1321 Fire Protection Systems.
CIP 1507010011
Study of fire protection systems and their applications with emphasis on the National Fire Protection Association codes. This course explores the role of workers who have responsibilities for fire protection systems. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
       Prerequisite: One of the following courses: OSHT 1405 and OSHT 2309 or
         approval of the division chair. Must have taken Compass or other TSI placement
         prior to enrollment.
       Required skill level: Beginning algebra-level math (placement code 2).
 
OSHT 1380 Cooperative Education I- Occupational Safety and Health Technician.
CIP 1507010011
Career related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. The student must be employed and work 320+ hours during the term. (3 SCH, 1 lecture, 20 lab)
       Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in additional credit course and employment in
       a safety related industrial job half time or better.
 
OSHT 1381 Cooperative Education II - Occupational Safety and Health Technician.
CIP 1507010011
Career related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. The student must be employed and work 320+ hours during the term. OSHT 1380 and OSHT 1381 may not be taken simultaneously. (3 SCH, 1 lecture, 20 lab)
       Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in additional credit course and employment in
       a safety related industrial job half time or better.
 
OSHT 1401 Introduction to Safety and Health.
CIP 1507010011
An introduction to the basic concepts of safety and health. This course is intended for students who need to refresh or enhance their understanding of fundamental science and safety and health concepts before taking any other course in the Safety, Health, and Environmental Management program. The course will review fundamental concepts of physics, chemistry, biology, human physiology, occupational illnesses and injuries and will provide an introduction to workers’ compensation, safety, health and environmental management program history and development and the role of the safety professional. (4 SCH, 4 lecture, 0 lab)
 
OSHT 1405 OSHA Regulations - Construction Industry.
CIP 1507010011
A study of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations pertinent to the construction industry. This course is designed to review the codes in some detail and to prepare students for the CSST exams. NCCER credit available. (4 SCH, 4 lecture, 0 lab)
 
OSHT 2305 Ergonomics and Human Factors in Safety.
CIP 1507010011
A study of the relationship of human behavior and ergonomics as applied to workplace safety. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
       Prerequisite: OSHT 1405 and OSHT 2309 or approval of the division chair.
       Required skill level: College-level reading, writing, and math.
 
OSHT 2309 Safety Program Management.
CIP 1507010011
Examines the major safety management issues that affect the workplace including safety awareness, loss control, regulatory issues, and human behavior modification. This course is designed to review the codes in some detail and to prepare students for the CSST exams. NCCER credit available. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
 
OSHT 2380 Cooperative Education III - Occupational Safety and Health Technician.
CIP 1507010011
Career related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. The student must be employed and work 320+ hours during the term. OSHT 1381 and OSHT 2380 may not be taken simultaneously. (3 SCH, 1 lecture, 20 lab)
       Prerequisite: OSHT 1380, OSHT1381 and concurrent registration in additional credit
       course  and employment in a safety related Industrial job half time or better.
 
OSHT 2401 OSHA Regulations - General Industry.
CIP 1507010011
A study of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations pertinent to general industry. Included are planning, preparation of workplace, isolation, lockout/ tagout and permitting for electrical, confined space entry, excavation hot work, hydroblasting, personal lifting. (4 SCH, 4 lecture, 0 lab)
       Prerequisite: OSHT 1405 or OSHT 2309 or approval of division chair.
       Required skill level: College-level reading and writing.
 
PTAC 1408 Safety, Health, and Environment I.
CIP 4103010003
Development of knowledge and skills to reinforce the attitudes and behaviors required for safe and environmentally sound work habits. Emphasis on safety, health, and environmental issues in the performance of all job tasks and regulatory compliance issues. Course topics will be reinforced through plant scenarios performed at the Process Equipment Trainer. (4 SCH, 4 lecture, 0 lab)
        Required skill level: College-level reading and writing.
 
PTAC 1302 Introduction of Process Technology
CIP 4013010003
Introduction to chemical and refinery plant operations. Topics include process technician duties, responsibilities and expectations; plant organizations; plant process and utility systems; and the physical and mental requirements of the process technician. (3 SCH 3 lecture, 0 lab)
        Required skill level: College-level reading and writing. Beginning algebra level math
        (placement code 2).
         
TMGT 3355 Ergonomics and Human Factors in Workplace Safety.
CIP 1507030039
A study of the relationship of human behavior and ergonomics as applied to workplace safety. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
       Prerequisite: OSHT 1309, OSHT 1405, or OSHT 2401 or approval of the Division Chair.
       Required skill level: College-level reading, writing and math.
 
TMGT 4305 System Safety Engineering.
CIP 1507030039
This course emphasizes the specialized integration of safety skills and resources into all phases of a system’s life cycle. Accident prevention, beginning with systems engineering together with sound management, are combined in this course to enable students to fully comprehend their vital roles in preventing accidents. The total program, from basic design concepts through testing, maintenance/systems management, and operational employment, is fully examined and evaluated (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
       Prerequisite: OSHT 1309, OSHT 1405, or OSHT 2401 or approval of the Division Chair.
       Required skill level: College-level reading, writing and math.
 
TMGT 4350 Industrial and Environmental Safety.
CIP 1505070039
Concepts and principles dealing with problems, methods, and solutions in managing and developing effective industrial and environmental safety programs. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
       Prerequisite: Senior standing and TMGT 3305.
       Required skill level: College-level reading, writing and math.

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