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Environmental Technology (ENVT Courses)

ENVT 101 Introduction to Environmental Hazardous Materials

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
A general overview of the environmental hazardous materials technology area. The history of pollution leading to current legislation, environmental effects of pollution, and a survey of the regulatory framework will be presented. Career opportunities in the areas of handling and management of hazardous substances will be discussed.

ENVT 150 Hazardous Materials General Site Worker – 40 Hr.

2.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Designed to facilitate employer compliance with mandated federal and/or state HAZWOPER General Site Worker training requirements.

ENVT 151 Hazardous Materials-Site Supervisor

1.0 unit.
Prerequisite: ENVT 150 - Hazardous Materials General Site Worker – 40 Hr. ; or Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (29CCR1910.120/8CCR5194) - 40 Hour training or equivalent as determined by the Coordinator, Environmental Health and Safety program. NOTE: Approval of equivalent enrollment eligibility is not a guarantee that state regulatory and licensing authorities will also grant equivalency for licensure or employment purposes.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Specialized hazardous waste operations management training including employer's safety and health program, employee training programs, personal protective equipment program, spill containment program, and health hazard monitoring procedures and techniques (Title 8 CCR 5192). Advances the HAZWOPER-General Site Worker trained person to the Site Supervisor level.

ENVT 152 Identification and Assessment of Hazardous Materials

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A comprehensive introduction to the nature of hazardous materials, includes the principles and mechanics of toxicology as applied to the environment and/or chemical properties and characteristics pertaining to hazardous materials.

ENVT 153 Industrial Safety

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Provides the skills necessary to recognize and prevent health hazards in the workplace. Topics include industrial ventilation, electrical safety, lock-out-tag-out, blood-borne pathogens, powered industrial trucks, and accidental "root cause" investigation. Overviews of OSHA "Injury and Illness Prevention Program" (IIPP), "Hazard Communication Program", and hazard assessment requirements are presented.

ENVT 154 Monitoring and Sampling

2.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Hazardous substance monitoring and sampling training includes devices calibration requirements, data interpretation, and "chain of custody". Provides students with the practical knowledge to recognize and interpret chemical identification utilizing monitoring equipment and technical references.

ENVT 155 Respiratory Protection—Administration

0.5 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Basic administrative principles and techniques for establishing and maintaining a respiratory protection program in accordance with 8 CCR 5144 and 29 CFR 1910.134. Students learn to critically analyze and determine appropriate respiratory protection and the associated sanitizing, inspection, and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment to develop and apply a respiratory protection program.

ENVT 156 First Response Operational

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Designed to prepare the student to respond to a hazardous materials incident in a safe, defensive and competent manner within the existing resources and to prevent exposures to nearby persons, property and environments. Meets OSHA requirements under Title 8 CCR 5192 and 29 CFR 1910.120.

ENVT 157 First Aid for HAZMAT Workers

1.5 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Prepares the student to recognize medical emergencies that could occur at work sites involving hazardous materials. Emphasizes basic first aid skills needed to medically support HAZMAT work activities and to treat injuries and illnesses until trained emergency response personnel arrive on the scene.

ENVT 158 Hazardous Waste Minimization and Emissions Reduction

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Presents principles of waste reduction and cleaner production processes to reduce chemical and raw material losses, manufacturing costs, and waste generation. Provides students with practical techniques for initiating or expanding pollution prevention programs.

ENVT 159 Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste Permitting

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Examination of laws, regulations and policies at federal, state, and local levels covering the proper management of hazardous substances from generation to disposal. Includes in-depth examination of state hazardous waste control law requirements on Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) regulations for facilities permitting and site management.

ENVT 160 Air and Water Pollution Permitting Compliance

2.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Presents fundamental principles of air and water pollution prevention. Emphasizes the systematic assessment methods of identifying discharges to air and water and the permitting processes that are designed to minimize air and water pollution.

ENVT 199 Special Topics in ENVT

0.5 - 2.5 units.
Acceptable for credit:
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
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ENVT 450 HAZWOPER - Refresher 8hr.

0.5 units.
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Designed to facilitate employer compliance with regulation (29CFR1910.1209(e)(8), 8CCR5192(e)(8)) requirements, for annual Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) general site worker training.

ENVT 454 Respiratory Protection/QNFT

0.5 units.
Acceptable for credit: C - Credit - Not Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A review of the general requirements of respiratory protection regulations, respirator use, limitations and care of respirators, and respirator quantitative fit testing. Designed to facilitate employer compliance with state and federal respiratory protection regulations.

ENVT 455 Respirator QNFT/Train the Trainer

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: C - Credit - Not Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Provides Occupational Safety Officers/Respiratory Protection Program Administrators with regulatory updates and skills necessary to conduct respirator quantitative fit testing (QNFT). Not open to students who are enrolled in or who have completed FT 359 Respirator QNFT/Train the Trainer.

ENVT 456 FRO Refresher

0.5 units.
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Designed to facilitate employer compliance with mandated federal and/or state First Responder Operations (FRO) training requirements (29 CFR 1910.120 and 8CCR5192 subpart (q).)

ENVT 457 FRO Decontamination

0.5 units.
Acceptable for credit: C - Credit - Not Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
A course designed to advance the first responder's awareness to decontamination procedures.