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Sustainability, Health and Safety
Certificate Program

Catalog Year 2014-2015

MHCC Faculty Adviser:
Dr. Javid Mohtasham: 503-491-7440 - Room AC 2571

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Students may earn a certificate in Sustainability, Health and Safety. The curriculum is suitable for people now working in industry in the areas of sustainability, environmental management or occupational safety and health, or anyone interested in entering this field. Students may find this option a beginning point for the associate degree program.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Implement applicable environmental, health and safety regulations and procedures in accordance with the regulatory requirements in 29, 40 and 49CFR
  • Describe steps you would take to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control environmental hazards in the workplace and community
  • Describe steps you would take to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control health and safety hazards in the workplace
  • Explain how to characterize, handle, document and prepare hazardous materials and waste for analysis and shipment

Note: A grade of "C" or better is required for all Sustainability, Health and Safety core courses (SHS and ESR).

Basic Course Requirements Cr
SHS100 Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety 2
SHS101 Environmental Health and Safety Regulations I 3
SHS171 Environmental Science I: Chemistry of Hazardous Materials 3
SHS201 Environmental Health and Safety Regulations II 3
ESR281 Elements of Industrial Hygiene 3
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I 1 1
CH104 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I 5
CH170 Environmental Chemistry 4
MTH095 Intermediate Algebra with Right-Triangle Trigonometry or
MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions2
WR121 English Composition 4
  Human Relations requirement‡ 3
In addition to basic course requirements above, add:
Safety and Regulations Electives
(3 courses required)
SHS221 Environmental Safety I: Emergency Response Planning 4
SHS222 Environmental Safety II: Environmental Auditing 4
SHS225 Human & Environmental Toxicology 3
ESR285 Safety and Health Standards and Laws 3
Sustainability Electives
(4 courses required)
SHS143 Environmental Science Lab I: EPA Methodology Labs and Sampling 3
SHS230 Sustainable Business Practice 3
SHS243 Environmental Science Lab II: Introduction to Instrumental Analysis 4
ESR231 Energy Management I 3
ESR232 Energy Management II 3
ESR271 Environmental Science II: Introduction to Environmental Engineering 4
 Total Credits 58-61

1 Higher level Math or Computer Science course may be substituted.
2 A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)

‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree, pages 20 of the printed catalog.

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