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College
Regional College
Campus(es)
Trumbull
Department
Regional College
Description

The Associate of Applied Science in Environmental Health and Safety provides students with the knowledge  to work in a number of career areas in business and industry. The degree program comprises three concentrations: Environmental Safety and Security, Environmental Technology and Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene.

The Environmental Safety and Security concentration allow students to gain more expertise in the areas of chemical-biological safety and security, an area of increased demand given the evolution of the homeland security-related professions. In addition, the concentration awards institutional credit for state certification for firefighters and Ohio peace officers. With this concentration, in-service students currently working in fire protection and law enforcement will be encouraged to pursue higher education in areas of interest to their careers.

The Environmental Technology concentration provides students with a working knowledge of the source, nature and scope of conditions that are or could be hazardous to the environment. This concentration is primarily focused on students interested in an associate degree, although it can be articulated to the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies degree Kent State.

The Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene concentration will allow students to articulate into the Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree at Kent State.
 

Career Opportunities

Science technicians held about 267,000 jobs in 2006. About 30 percent of biological technicians worked in professional, scientific or technical services firms; most other biological technicians worked in educational services, Federal, state and local governments or pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing. Chemical technicians held jobs in a wide range of manufacturing and service-providing industries. About 39 percent worked in chemical manufacturing, and another 30 percent worked in professional, scientific or technical services firms. Most environmental science and protection technicians worked for state and local governments and professional, scientific, and technical services firms. About 76 percent of forest and conservation technicians held jobs in the federal government, mostly in the Forest Service; another 17 percent worked for state governments. Around 32 percent of agricultural and food science technicians worked in educational services, and 20 percent worked for food processing companies; most of the rest were employed in agriculture. Forensic science technicians worked primarily for state and local governments. Approximately 37 percent of all geological and petroleum technicians worked for oil and gas extraction companies and 49 percent of nuclear technicians worked for utilities. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.
 

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 64-65 credit hours, depending on concentration chosen. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and in major.
 

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge required of an environmental technologist.

2. Understand core concepts in select biological and chemical sciences.

3. Master the basic skills necessary for environmental investigation and be knowledgeable in designing, collecting data and analyzing results of investigations.

4. Use oral and written expression to clearly communicate technical concepts.

5. Grow in intellectual ability, enhance problem-solving knowledge, and attain higher level reasoning skills for advanced study or work in the environmental sciences

Student Organizations

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Type Legend: KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts; KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences

 

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core requirements.

 

I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (13 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  EVHS 10004 Toxicology 3
    10010 Industrial Hygiene I 4
  EVHS

PH
10001

10001
Introduction to Environmental Technology I
or
Introduction to Public Health*
3
  PH 30007 Prevention and Control of Diseases 3
III. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (32 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
KBS BSCI 10110 Biological Diversity 4
KBS   10120 Biological Foundations 4
KBS CHEM 10050 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3
KBS   10052 Introduction to Organic Chemistry 2
  COMT 11000 Introduction to Computer Systems 3
KSS GEOG 17063 World Geography 3
KBS GEOL 21062 Environmental Geology 3
KMC MATH 11009 Modeling Algebra 4
  Kent Core Composition 3
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts 3
IV. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (18-19 credits) 
  Environmental Safety and Security (18)
  Environmental Technology (18-19)
  Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene (19)
MINIMUM TOTAL
64-65

*Students who plan to pursue a Bachelor of  Science in Public Health should take PH 10001.

 

 

Environmental Safety and Security Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.
 

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (18 credit) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  Choose from the following: 18
  EVHS 20001 Environmental Law (3)  
    20004 Environmental Health and Safety I (3)  
    20008 Environmental Safety Administration (3)  
    20092 Environmental Technology Internship I (3)  
    22095 Special Topics in Environmental Technology (3)  
    30020 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (4)  
    40006 Fire Prevention and Control (3)  
  120-Hour Firefighter State Certificate (4) *  
  240-Hour  Firefighter State Certificate (8) *  
  Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy Certification (18) *  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
18

* Credit for certification will be awarded after successful completion of all program coursework (49 hours).

 

 

Environmental Technology Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (18-19 credit) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  EVHS 20001 Environmental Law 3
    20004 Environmental Health and Safety I 3
    20008 Environmental Safety Administration 3
    20092 Environmental Technology Internship I 3
    21092 Environmental Technology Internship II 3
  Choose from the following: 3-4
  EVHS 21010 Industrial Hygiene II (4)  
    22095 Special Topics in Environmental Technology (3)  
    30002 Environmental Issues II (3)  
    30020 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (4)  
    40006 Fire Prevention and Control (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
18-19

 

 

Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (19 credit) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  EVHS 20004 Environmental Health and Safety I 3
    21010 Industrial Hygiene II 4
    20092 Environmental Technology Internship I 3
  PH 10002 Introduction to Global Health 3
    30004 Public Health Research 3
    30005 Social and Behavioral Science Theories in Public Health 3
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
19