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Technical Certificate

Hazardous Materials Technician (6021)

This college credit certificate will supply well-trained workers with a broad perspective on the environment and safety. There is a need for this training because businesses or companies must be in compliance with federal regulations, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Guide, the Clean Air Act, and the Clean Water Act. Employers are required to protect and to preserve the well-being and health of their employees. The curriculum will prepare those responsible for safety and health in the workplace to manage hazardous waste, to respond in the event of an hazardous incident, and to properly collect, analyze, and interpret the results of quality air, aqueous and solid environmental samples in a safe and efficient manner.

Potential careers this certificate could lead to include: compliance officer, environmental engineering technician, environmental science technician, environmental scientist or specialist, occupational health and safety specialist or technician, water and liquid waste treatment plant operator, hazardous materials removal worker, and operating engineer/construction equipment operator. These skills would also be useful in fields such as construction, health and transportation.

Salary: The average starting hourly wage of these jobs is $13 and as high as $18/hour.

This certificate articulates directly into the Hazardous Materials Technician associate in applied science degree (A167).


Professional Courses
EVR 1633 Hazardous Material Emergency Response I (4)
EVR 2613 Hazardous Material Emergency Response II (3)
EVR 2840 Hazardous Material Emergency Response III (4)
EVR 1190 Environmental Sampling Procedures (3)

Total Credit Hours: 14

Please see the technical certificate Graduation Requirements.

Estimated tuition is $800 for Florida residents as of 7/04.


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