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Printed on 5/21/2018

Environmental Compliance Specialist

20-449-1 Certificate (C) 13 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Online

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Gain a foundation in the environmental laws and regulations found in industry. You’ll learn about safety procedures associated with the day-to-day handling of hazardous materials and waste streams, along with emergency response procedures. Your training will include coursework in auditing and inspection programs, air and water emissions, and hazardous and solid waste stream management. You’ll have the skills and training for this specialized career path.


*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Course Title
Course Number
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Regulatory Compliance
Provides the student with an introduction of the federal and state standards that apply to safety and health. The focus will be on how to research and respond to regulatory standards. Using on-line and off-line resources, the student will respond to a series of selected questions about regulatory compliance.
Environmental Laws & Regulations in Industry
Provides an overview of regulatory agencies at the local, state and federal levels that apply in an industrial setting. Coursework includes interpreting and applying laws, regulations, inspection programs and potential fines. It also addresses the development of resources to aid in regulatory compliance.
Industrial Environmental Management
Provides the learner with information necessary to manage an industrial environmental program. Course will cover common environmental laws with emphasis on managing specific permit requirements. An overview of ISO 14000 and other Environmental Management Systems will also be covered.
Prereq: Environmental Laws & Regs in Industry (10449134)
Hazardous Materials Emergency Response
Will prepare student to successfully respond and mitigate hazardous materials emergencies in the industrial environment, including HAZWOPER Technician and Incident Command training. Will require one weekend on-campus requirement.
Prereq: Environmental Laws & Regs in Industry (10449134)

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