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Clandestine laboratories that produce illegal substances
such as methamphetamines and crack cocaine are a major threat to community
safety, public health, and the environment. Law enforcement professionals,
emergency first responders, social workers, environmental specialists,
educators, and other public officials urgently need training and education
in this subject. This interdisciplinary program instructs students in
the recognition and identification of clandestine labs, situation assessment,
crime scene management, victim assessment and trauma management, hazardous
material handling, and environmental remediation. This program offers
an associate of science degree and an academic minor, which are valuable
for students majoring in several fields such as Justice Studies, Forensic
Science, Environmental and Occupational Management, Social Work, and Political
Mission: To protect community safety,
public health, and the environment from the effects of clandestine labs
through the education and training of competent entry-level professionals.
Goals: (1) To prepare students to enter
the work force with the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with
the policies and procedures concerning clandestine labs; (2) To prepare
students for continuing education and further professional and personal
Degree Awarded: A.S.
Requirements for the A.S. concentration:
ENM 101, 301, and 450; JUS 397; SWK 231, ENM/LAW 250; ENM/JUS/SWK 260;
and 6 additional hours from ENM, JUS, LAW, PSC or SWK; MAT 105 or higher;
and a minimum of 9 s.h. in the sciences, either SCI 141, 142 and 143,
a minimum of 9 s.h. of Chemistry, a minimum of 9 s.h. of Biology, or a
minimum of 9 s.h. of science classes as described in the core requirements
for the Bachelor of Science. .
Requirements for the minor: ENM 101,
301, and 450; JUS 397; SWK 231; ENM/LAW 250; and ENM/JUS/SWK 260.
ENM 101 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (3 s.h.)
Basic systems approach to define domestic and global environmental issues,
US policy concerning occupational health, safety and environmental safe
guarding, Legal Law and regulations, focus on worker protection and hazards,
explain overlap of occupational health and environmental protection, types
and causes of environmental degradation with environmental regulations,
basic environmental control, and basics of natural resource conservancy.
Along with career availability in industry, government, mining, agriculture,
public health, educational and research organizations, explanation of
occupational health, occupational safety and environmental protection
as it relates to industry. This course is offered every semester.
ENM/LAW 250 ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS I (3
Use of Code of Federal Register (CFR), US environmental laws and regulations
CERCLA: Comprehensive Environmental Response & Compensation Liability
EPCRA (SARA Title III): Emergency Planning Community Right To Know Act
NEPA: National Environmental Policy Act
OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration: 29 CFR 1910
RCRA: Resource Conservation Recovery Act (Cradle to Grave)
SARA: Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
TSCA: Toxic Substances Control Act
CWA: Clean Water Act
SDWA: Safe Drinking Water Act
CAA: Clean Air Act
Primary function: Development of practical approaches to meet compliance
and liability requirements of applicable laws and regulations. Secondary
functions: Sources and regulations of air and drinking water pollution,
wastewater treatment and discharge, remediation programs, and reporting
of release of pollutants into the environment. Cross listed as LAW 250.
This course is offered in the fall semester, even numbered years.
ENM/JUS/SWK 260 INTRODUCTION TO CLANDESTINE
LABS (3 s.h.)
This course offers an introduction to, and examination of illegal drug
production laboratories. Clandestine drug operations generate a wide variety
of law enforcement, social, societal, socioeconomic, and environmental
problems. This course is designed to examine these problems. The course
is comprised of three modules: Module 1 covers law enforcement issues;
Module 2 covers societal issues; and Module 3 covers environmental and
economic issues. Cross-listed as SWK 260 and JUS 260. Offered every spring
ENM 301 POLLUTION SCIENCE, TREATMENT AND SAMPLING
TECHNIQUES (4 s.h.)
Application of principles of chemistry to examine and understand the fate
of hazardous substances after release into the environment, cross-media
transfer, sampling techniques, environmental assessment and environmental
technologies available for clean-up and assessment. Includes three semester
hours of lecture and one three-hour lab per week. This course is offered
every spring semester.
ENM 450 ADAVANCED CLANDESTINE LABRATORIES (3
This course is an in depth study of clandestine labs, along with specific
case studies of actual labs and their adverse effects. Students will learn
and explore real world solutions to problems associated with labs. Students
will be engaged in active advanced learning and research in their specific
discipline (i.e. SWK majors will research an aspect of clandestine labs
associated with SWK, other majors will have specific topics in their field
of study). Students will be involved in actively identifying labs, by
entering and interacting with virtual reality simulations of clandestine
labs. This course is designed as a capstone course in the field of study.
This is course is offered every fall semester.
JUS 397 CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (3 s.h.)
A course designed for specialized forensic training for students interested
in the forensic science concentration and justice studies major. The student
will conduct hands-on training in a laboratory setting with state-of-the-art
alternate light sources, imaging devices, fingerprint developing techniques,
and other forensic science devices and instruments. The student will be
provided an overview of impression evidence, evidence collection, and
crime scene processing. An off-campus trip to the State Bureau of Investigation
Laboratory will be planned during the semester. This course will be offered
every spring semester and summer as needed.
SWK 231 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK
Introduction to social problems and social service systems designed to
impact upon those problems. Introduction to social work as a profession,
its ethics, values, knowledge base, skills base, history and fields of
practice. This course is a prerequisite to all other social work courses
except SWK 315 and SWK 332. This course is offered every semester.