Environmental Hazardous Materials Technology (EHMT)

EHMT 99

INTRODUCTION TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: EHMT 260 or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Teaches students the basics of the workers' compensation process and how to manage a workers' compensation claim, from first report to closure. [D]

EHMT 100

INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes discussions of human impacts on the natural environment, environmental science and technology, and important environmental regulations. Presents the history of environmental pollution and focuses on legislation, environmental effects, waste treatment techniques , and pollution prevention measures. Includes an introduction to the scientific method using water quality analyses. [D; CSU]

EHMT 110

WASTE STREAM GENERATION AND REDUCTION AND TREATMENT

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Industrial processes and generation of waste streams. Study various waste streams (air, water, and solids) examining the changes that occur through the industrial processes and understanding the material balance concept. Includes discussion of applicable technology. Stresses the fundamentals of waste minimization and treatment concepts. Field trips will show waste treatment technologies in action. [D; CSU]

EHMT 130

INTRODUCTION TO TOXICANTS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: BIOL 190 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Acute and chronic health effects produced by exposure to chemical, physical, and biological agents associated with industrial operations, waste disposal, and remedial sites. Topics include routes of entry, risk management, permissible exposure limits, medical surveillance, control methods, understanding Material Safety Data Sheets, epidemiology, industrial hygiene, and occupational health and safety. [D; CSU]

EHMT 150

WASTE MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: EHMT 100 and CHEM 100, or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Overview of hazardous waste, air pollution, wastewater regulations for industrial facilities, and abandoned waste sites. Emphasis on generator compliance, site investigation and remediation, permitting, and waste identification. The laboratory provides hands-on application of a hazardous waste manifest, preparation, storage container management, sampling, and waste compatibility determination. [D; CSU]

EHMT 200

ENVIRONMENTAL MATERIALS MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: EHMT 100, 130, and CHEM 100, or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Overview of hazardous materials regulations including emphasis on the transportation of hazardous materials, OSHA Hazard Communication, Community Right to Know, Underground Tanks, Asbestos, Proposition 65, Air Toxics, and Medical and Infectious Waste Regulations. The laboratory will focus on shipping of hazardous materials; interpreting MSD's; and planning and reporting functions. [D; CSU]

EHMT 201

INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: EHMT 100 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards in the workplace. Introduction to development of industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety as a professional discipline. Provide student with an understanding of basic physiological processes and the effects caused by occupational exposure to hazards. Students will survey various occupational health and safety programs and government regulations. Familiarize students with industrial hygiene monitoring and sampling techniques for airborne contaminants, noise, heat, radiation, and illumination. [D; CSU]

EHMT 202

WATER AND WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: EHMT 100 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces an overview of water and wastewater regulations emphasizing federal, state, and local regulatory standards. Emphasizes an integrated study of the principles of water movement, water distribution, and storm water/wastewater management. Includes wastewater treatment of publicly-owned treatment facilities, industrial treatment processes, safe drinking water issues, and water conservation strategies. [D; CSU]

EHMT 230

SAFETY AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: EHMT 130 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Topics include hazard analysis, contingency planning, use and selection of PPE, site-control and evaluation, handling drums and containers, field sampling and monitoring, proper use of instruments, incident response planning, and field exercises in the use of APR and SCBA. This satisfies the requirements for generalized employee training under OSHA (1910.120). [D; CSU]

EHMT 260

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: EHMT 100 and 130, or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the laws and regulations pertaining to industrial occupational safety, the history of occupational safety leading to current legislation, and the development of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Students will gain a working knowledge of Worker's Compensation and benefits laws, coupled with personal factors in safety, product safety and liability, and monitoring hazards in the workplace. [D; CSU]

EHMT 261

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: EHMT 100 and 130, or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Stresses management's responsibility for safety, hazard, communication, machine and mechanism safety, and accident investigation. Additional topics include fire protection, radiation, electric systems, and industrial biological agents. [D; CSU]

EHMT 290

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE I

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Environmental Hazardous Materials Technology major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

[ Student must complete no fewer than seven units, including work experience, during each semester in order to receive credit.] Application of the principles and skills learned in the Environmental Hazardous Materials Technology program to on-the-job assignments. Students are required to attend a weekly one-hour coordinating class. The instructor and the work experience provider will evaluate on-the-job performance. [D; CSU]

EHMT 291

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE II

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: EHMT 290 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Environmental Hazardous Materials Technology major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

[ Student must complete no fewer than seven units, including work experience, during each semester in order to receive credit.] Application of the principles and skills learned in the Environmental Hazardous Materials Technology program to on-the-job assignments. Students are required to attend a weekly one-hour coordinating class. The instructor and the work experience provider will evaluate on-the-job performance. [D; CSU]

EHMT 292

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE III

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: EHMT 291 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Environmental Hazardous Materials Technology major and student must complete no fewer than seven units, including work experience, during each semester in order to receive credit.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Application of the principles and skills learned in the Environmental Hazardous Materials Technology program to on-the-job assignments. Students are required to attend a weekly one-hour coordinating class. The instructor and the work experience provider will evaluate on-the-job performance. [D; CSU]

EHMT 293

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IV

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: EHMT 292 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Environmental Hazardous Materials Technology major and student must complete no fewer than seven units, including work experience, during each semester in order to receive credit.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Application of the principles and skills learned in the Environmental Hazardous Materials Technology program to on-the-job assignments. Students are required to attend a weekly one-hour coordinating class. The instructor and the work experience provider will evaluate on-the-job performance. [D; CSU]

EHMT 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of environmental hazardous materials, which is of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU]