HZMT 1905 - Sampling & Monitoring, 3 credit hours
This course introduces students to the basic concepts and technologies employed to properly sample and monitor various environmental media in a variety of settings. Course emphasis is given to both regulatory compliance and response operations. Topics include air, water, and soil sampling plans, equipment selection, sampling techniques, sample integrity, monitoring techniques, chain of custody, quality, and data interpretation.
HZMT 1907 - Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 3 credit hours
This course provides a detailed study of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations pertaining to hazardous waste management, with an emphasis on the requirements of RCRA and CERCLA.
EMHS 1907 - Hazardous Materials Response Operations, 3 credit hours
This course provides students with the skills needed to manage or respond to a hazardous materials incident at the awareness or operations level. Topics include Hazardous Materials Laws, Regulations and Standards, Recognitions and Identification, Information Resources, Protection, Protective Actions, Product Control and Air Monitoring, Terrorism Awareness, HAZMAT and Law Enforcement issues. The course follows National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 472 guidelines.
HZMT 1909 - Clean Air & Water Quality Regulations, 3 credit hours
This course provides a study of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regulations as they relate to hazardous materials technology. This course is intended as a follow on to EPA Regulations I, which introduced the student to the EPA and associated regulations pertaining to land protection and waste management. Clean Air & Water Quality Regulations emphasizes those regulations associated with the protection of air and water. Topics and activities include the 1990 Clean Act Amendments (CAAA), air permitting requirements Title V of CAAA, air pollution control technologies, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, analyzing case studies, writing reports, researching and interpreting standards in the Code of Federal Regulations.
HZMT 1911 - Emergency Response to Chemical Spills, 1 to 3 credit hours
This course provides students with an overview of the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (g) for Emergency Responders (Spill Response Teams, Hazmat Teams, Fire Fighters, EMS, FEMA personnel or Policeman) who respond to chemical spills. Topics include levels of releases, emergency response plan, environmental spill response, incident command system, toxicology, chemical awareness, monitoring, personal protective equipment, safety, site control, types of decontamination, emergency spill containment procedures.
HZMT 1912 - Industrial Hygiene/Toxicology, 3 credit hours
A review of the research done in determining the systematic health effects of exposures to chemicals. Determination of risk factors, routes of entry, control measures, and acute and chronic effects are discussed.
HZMT 1917 - Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulations, 3 credit hours
This course provides a detailed study of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Topics include identifying regulated materials, prepare shipping papers, inspection of packaging and label determination. Emphasis will be placed on interpretation of regulations used in the transportation and storage of hazardous materials.
HZMT 1919 - Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), 3 credit hours
This course provides students with an overview of the requirements of 29 CRF 1910.120 for occupational health and safety workers who respond to hazardous waste and chemical spills. Topics include toxicology, chemical awareness, monitoring, personal protective equipment, safety, confined space entry, incident command, site control, medical surveillance, decontamination, safe work practices and emergency procedures.
HZMT 1934 - ISO 14000 Environmental Management, 3 credit hours
This course will concentrate on general environmental management systems and tools, which comprise the scope of ISO 14000, the voluntary international standard for environmental management systems. Students will explore specific requirements for environmental management systems, to enable an organization to formulate policies and objectives, which minimize the impact of its operation on the environment. Examples of environmental management systems that will be reviewed include policies, organizational systems, management, planning, operational procedures, effect and regulatory identification procedures, objectives, targets, vendor controls, auditing, record keeping and many others. Students will be given practical exercises requiring application and critical thinking to add structure and perspective to their learning process.
HZMT 1940 - Introduction to Ergonomics, 3 credit hours
This course provides the student the fundamental knowledge about human structure, behavior, and common work practices. Knowledge gained in class will enable the student to evaluate work systems and recommend changes that will reduce work related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and other workplace ergonomics related injuries.
HZMT 1950 - Characteristics of Hazardous Materials, 3 credit hours
This course focuses on the basic concepts needed by first responders, emergency operations personnel, industry, and law enforcement to evaluate the potential hazards and behaviors of materials considered hazardous. It examines the reasons for the chemical behavior of hazardous materials and is designed to improve decision-making in safety operations, handling, entrance protection, mitigation, and decontamination procedures. Units of the course include the Periodic Table, chemical and physical aspects of chemical compounds and how these properties affect emergency incidents, salts, non-salts, the hydrocarbon family, hydrocarbon derivatives, and physical process of combustion.
HZMT 1978 - GIS for Emergency Operations, 3 credit hours
This course serves as an introduction to Geographic Information Systems and their application in Emergency Operations. The basic concepts of geography, cartography and Global Positioning Systems will be covered, along with the basic components and capabilities of a geographic information system. Students will learn about the fundamental types of GIS analysis and applications, focusing on those used in Emergency Operations.
HZMT 1979 - Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP), 3 credit hours
This course provides a brief overview of continuity of operations planning, including its definition, the legal basis for continuity planning, the Continuity Program Management Cycle, and the essential elements of a viable continuity program. The course covers program requirements, elements and support requirements and describes the roles and responsibilities of the Continuity Program Manager and other key players in developing a viable continuity program.