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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Hazardous Materials Specialist CCC

Hazardous Materials Specialist (6560)

Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
This certificate is part of the Environmental Science Technology AS degree program. It covers analysis, handling, storage and dispensing of hazardous materials in accordance with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing proper chemical management. Graduates of the certificate program should be able to: research applicable local, state and federal regulations and implement methods and strategies to ensure compliance; maintain records as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Transportation; develop and implement hazardous materials handling procedures; plan for emergency response of hazardous materials incidents; and protect workers and communities from hazardous material exposures.

Admission Requirements
Have a standard high school diploma or GED;

Complete an Application for Admission, located at

Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
14 credit hours.

The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.

For More Information
Dr. Jessica Miles, Department Chair, , (561) 207-5220

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Credits: 14
EVS2193C Environmental Sampling Techniques 4
EVS2601 Hazardous Materials and Environmental Air Quality 3
CHM1045 General Chemistry 1 3
CHM1045L General Chemistry 1 Lab 1
MAC1105 College Algebra* 3
Total Program Credits: 14
*Non-exempt students registering in this course will need to provide adequate placement scores to enroll. All courses used for General Education must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

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Employment Opportunities
Upon completion of this certificate, you may seek employment in an entry-level position related to environmental remediation and/or emergency response to a hazardous materials incident. Employment opportunities include positions with local environmental consulting firms and/or with public agencies when emergency responders are needed as a result of the presence of hazardous materials.

Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities that allow students to transfer into four-year programs. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

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