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Environmental Technologies

Science, Math and Engineering Division

ENTC-30 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course will provide the student with an overview of the history and effects of pollution, and an examination of the early legislation that was formulated in attempts to clean up the environment. The course provides students with an introduction to ecological principles and an overview of the biological effects on humans and other organisms of toxins and other pollutants. The course focuses on two approaches to resolving environmental issues, attacking the problems through the legal process by application of regulations and by use of scientific control and clean-up techniques through modern technology. This course will provide an introduction to the basic scientific principles as they relate to monitor pollution control equipment. Students will be introduced to techniques of monitoring and sampling the three regions of the environment and the importance of working toward compliance as guided by federal, state, and local regulations. (12/02)

ENTC-32 INDUSTRIAL HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATION,
TREATMENT AND REDUCTION

3 units: 3 hours lecture.
This is the study of industrial processing and generation of waste streams in seven selected industries: elecroplating, metal finishing and printed circuit board production, oil refining and chemical production, steel production, general manufacturing, printing and graphic reproduction, agriculture and consumer services. The course will center on various raw materials and chemicals used in industry, examining the changes that occur as they move through the industrial process, and understanding the material balance concept of inventory. Throughout the course, discussion of applicable regulations will be included, and importance of waste minimization concepts will be stressed.

ENTC-34 HEALTH EFFECTS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENTC-30. Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course covers the acute and chronic health effects produced by exposure to chemical, physical, and biological agents. Emphasis will be on those hazardous materials commonly associated with industrial operations, waste disposal, and remediation sites. Topics will include routes of entry, toxic effects, risk evaluation, permissible exposure limits, medical surveillance, control methods for reducing exposure, and understanding Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). (3/00)

ENTC-36 HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS
4 units: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite: ENTC-30.
Advisories: BIOL-06; CHEM-02B; ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course provides an overview of hazardous waste regulation with emphasis in generator compliance, site investigation and remediation, permitting, enforcement, and liability. The lecture portion of the course explains the hazardous waste regulatory framework, introduces the student to the wide variety and types of environmental resources available, and develops research skills in the hazardous waste area. The laboratory portion of the course complements the lectures by providing hands-on application of regulations at the technician level. Proper methods of preparing a hazardous waste manifest, labeling of storage containers, sampling and analysis, preparing a Phase I Environmental Audit, and selecting environmental consultants are among the many skills developed in the laboratory. (3/00)

ENTC-38 SAFETY AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE
4 units: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisites: ENTC-30, ENTC-34. Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course is designed to provide students with hands-on instruction in safety and emergency response to chemical and physical exposures in industrial and field settings. Topics include: hazard analysis, contingency planning, housekeeping and safety practices, including proper use and selection of PPE, site control and evaluation, handling drums and containers, field sampling and monitoring, proper use of instruments, incident response planning, emergency response including field exercises in the use of PAPR and SCBA, and an understanding of the ICS system. This course, along with ENTC-34, satisfies the requirements for 40-hour employee training under OSHA[1910.120]. (4/00)

ENTC-40 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS
4 units: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite: ENTC-30.
Advisories: BIOL-06; CHEM-02B; ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course is a study of requirements and applications of federal, state, and local laws relating to hazardous materials. The course will emphasize compliance with Department of Transportation, OSHA Hazard Communication, SARA Title III Community Right-to-Know, Underground Tank, Asbestos, Proposition 65, and Air Toxics Regulations. The lecture portion of the course will provide the student with an understanding of the legal framework of hazardous materials laws; the laboratory portion will focus on applications of these laws, such as proper labeling, shipping and handling of hazardous materials, obtaining and interpreting MSDSs, permitting and monitoring functions, as well as planning and reporting functions. (3/00)


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