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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Nov 19, 2019
 
2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020] 
  
2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020]

Hazardous Materials Specialist (6021) (T.C.)


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Technical Certificate

The Program

Vigilance in the manufacture, storage, and transportation of hazardous materials not only protects our health and well-being, it impacts our national defense. This college credit certificate will supply well-trained workers with a broad perspective on the environment and safety.

The Hazardous Materials Specialist Technical Certificate focuses on personnel involved with the investigation and remediation of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites as well as the response to an accident involving hazardous materials in accordance with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.210 (e)(3)(i). Graduates will be expected to identify methods and procedures for recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazardous substances. Graduates will also learn to identify appropriate regulations and action levels to ensure the health and safety of the workers. Graduates of this program research applicable local, state, and federal regulations and implement methods and strategies to ensure compliance; to maintain records as required by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Transportation (DOT); to develop and implement hazardous materials handling procedures; to plan for emergency response to hazardous material incidents; and to protect employees/workers/communities from hazardous material exposures.

Local corporate and governmental authorities participate on the Florida State College at Jacksonville advisory board for this program. Members include: CSX, JEA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Army Corp of Engineers, St. Johns River Water Management District, and others. These programs meet their anticipated needs. 

The courses in this technical certificate are part of the Environmental Science Technology (2166) (A.S.)  degree. Students may choose to pursue an A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the A.S. degree. Students may also choose to pursue one of more technical certificate programs to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field.

Need More Information? Contact:

Environmental Science Program, environmentalscience@fscj.edu

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded a technical certificate, students must have met the following requirements.

  1. Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earn minimum prescribed semester hours for the chosen program of study with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C") on a 4.0 scale on all courses that apply to the chosen program of study.
  3. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit for prior learning do not count toward this residency requirement.
  4. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating. 
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • A student's graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students' graduation dates since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up).
  • Students who enter under the (2019/2020) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2019/2020 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  • Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or corequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  • Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of "C" or better regardless of program of study.

Articulation


This certificate articulates directly into the Environmental Science Technology (2166) (A.S.)  degree. Students may pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field, or pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree. Contact an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

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