Environmental & Occupational Management Courses

(GP) indicates that the course fulfills the Global Perspective Elective requirement in the General Education Core Curriculum.


ENM 1010 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.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: fall and spring


ENM 1700 INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES AND OPERATIONS (3 s.h.)

Primary function: Basic recognition of potential sources of occupational hazards (physical, chemical and blood-borne), exposure of employees and the general public, air and water and solid waste pollution. Secondary function: Methods of scientific evaluations of air and water and solid waste pollution, engineering controls and regulations. This course will explore sustainable business practices.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: fall (day) and spring (evening)


ENM 2010 GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE (3 s.h.)

OSHA workplace standards, entry and action of chemical and physical hazards, air sampling and monitoring, scientific methods used for recognition and evaluation and control of occupational and environmental hazards that cause injury or disease, learn how to design and implement a site health and safety plan, learn how to design and implement a chemical hygiene plan (CHP), use of personal protective equipment.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: spring


ENM 2100 INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3 s.h.)

This course will expose students to natural resource management practices both in the United States and internationally. Topics covered include basic forestry practices, parks management, wildlife, management, and ecotourism. The course will also harmonize with other ENM courses, covering permitting, Best Management Practices, and safety standards.

Prerequisite: none


ENM 2500 ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS I (3 s.h.)

Use of Code of Federal Register (CFR), US environmental laws and regulations including:

  • CERCLA: Comprehensive Environmental Response & Compensation Liability Act (Superfund)
  • EPCRA (SARA Title III): Emergency Planning Community Right To Know Act.
  • N E PA: 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
  • HWDA: Hazardous Waste Disposal 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.

Prerequisite: none
Cross-listed: LAW 2500
Offered: as needed


ENM 2510 CARIBBEAN NATURAL RESOURCES AND LAW (3 s.h.)

(GP) This course will expose students to a different culture and language for one week. Site visits and lectures will focus on the host country. Emphasis will be given to speaking Spanish, and understanding the role of Puerto Rico’s unique and distinctive culture in the following areas: rain forests, coastal resources, eco-tourism, industry, management and legal issues.

Prerequisite: none
Cross-listed: LAW 2510
Offered: as needed


ENM 2600 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.

Prerequisite: none
Cross-listed: SWK 2600 and JUS 2600
Offered: spring


ENM 3010 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.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: fall (day) and spring (evening)


ENM 3510 WASTE OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT (3 s.h.)

Examines management of hazardous and solid waste under regulations of RCRA (Resource Conservation Recovery Act), CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation Liability Act, a.k.a. Superfund), TSCA (Toxic Substance Control Act), SWDA (Solid Waste Disposal Act) and Hazardous Materials Transportation Act. Includes studies of Cradle-to-Grave management, waste minimization, permits, land disposal restrictions, and waste stream audits, through case studies and research projects.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: fall (evening) and spring (day)


ENM 3710 ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITS AND PERMITS (3 s.h.)

An in-depth study of required periodic reporting (audits) to remain in compliance and to obtain and maintain permits under a variety of federal and state regulations including, but not restricted to, EPCRA (Emergency Planning Community Right To Know Act, a.k.a. SARA Title III), NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System). Students will undergo a mock- up of a regulatory compliance inspection and consent agreement negotiations. This course is a continuation of ENM 2500.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: fall (day) and spring (evening)


ENM 3750 HAZARDOUS WASTE OPERATIONS AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE (HAZWOPER) (3 s.h.)

This course is an over view and introduction to toxicology, characterization and identification of hazardous waste, management of waste and how to respond to spills or accidental releases. It is required for people who work in the Environmental Health and Safety field. Students will become familiar with the relevant portions of 29 CFR, Parts 1910 and 1929. HAZWOPER certification is among the required certificates for the ENM major. Employers will look for it on a resume. The course must be taught by a qualified individual in order for students to gain the 8, 24 or 40 hour certification.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: as needed


ENM 4500 ADVANCED CLANDESTINE LABORATORIES (3 s.h.)

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. Social Work majors will research an aspect of clandestine labs associated with Social Work, 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.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: as needed


ENM 4600 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (3 s.h.)

Assessments of the impact of HAZMATs/pollutants on the environment in all media (air, land, water and life) through case studies. Students will assess the impact through a variety of methodologies including, but not limited to, Brownfield Assessment, land use planning for urban environments, NEPAEA (National Environmental Policy Act and Environmental Assessment) and EIS (Environmental Impact Statement), CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation Liability Act) and natural resource land use planning. This course is designed as a capstone course and as such should be taken after all other ENM courses have been completed or with permission of the ENM director.

Offered: fall (evening) and spring (day)


ENM 4850 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENM (TBA)

For ENM majors wishing to do advanced work and for new offerings. Classroom work and individual laboratory and library investigation.

Prerequisite: Permission of the ENM director
Offered: as needed


ENM 4900, 4910, 4920, 4930 INTERNSHIP (3-12 s.h.)

A practical application done in an industrial setting. Students may take more than one ENM 4900 series for credit, depending on the industries the student cycles through.

Prerequisites: Permission of the ENM director
Offered: fall and spring


ENM CERTIFICATES

Any five of the following certificate courses will be required of all Methodist University ENM majors and will be taught on the Methodist University campus. Appropriate Federal, State, or International courses/certifications may be substituted. Substitution is contingent upon approval by the ENM program director.

40 HOUR HAZWOPER – (From a Certified Trainer)

This certificate counts as two certificates towards graduation.** This course is an over view and introduction to toxicology, characterization and identification of hazardous materials (HAZMAT), respiratory protective programs (RPP), Air purifying respirators (APR), self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), site entry and reconnaissance, air monitoring instruments, chemical protective clothing, levels of protection, spill control techniques, site control and decontamination, setting-up decontamination lines and medical emergencies.

**This course also includes all hand-on and physical turnout in appropriate PPE under the supervision of a certified trainer.

24 HOUR HAZWOPER – (From a Certified Trainer)

This course is an over view and introduction to toxicology, characterization and identification of hazardous materials (HAZMAT), respiratory protective programs (RPP), Air purifying respirators (APR), self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), site entry and reconnaissance, air monitoring instruments, chemical protective clothing, levels of protection, spill control techniques, site control and decontamination, setting-up decontamination lines and medical emergencies.

BASIC COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING COURSE (CERT)

Emergency response operations and procedures involving incidents with hazardous materials, includes use of the Incident Command System (ICS), for incident control, incident mitigation, safety issues and incident termination procedures. Can substitute FEMA CERT Training.

INCIDENT COMMAND FOR INDUSTRIAL RESPONDERS

Use of the Incident Command System (ICS) in an emergency situation as recommended by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) and the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), including ICS structure, working with outside agencies in a hazmat incident, command structure, with emphasis on hazmat scenarios and case studies.

ICS 100 INTRODUCTION TO THE INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM

Introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

ICS 200 ICS FOR SINGLE RESOURCES AND INITIAL ACTION INCIDENTS

ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.

ANY OTHER ICS or NIMS BASE LEVEL COURSE

ICS 300, 400, 700 are examples of courses that can be used to count towards graduation credit.

NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR – OSHA CERTIFICATE COURSES

10 hour course counts toward 2 certificates and 30 hour course fulfills OSHA requirements

FEMA INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSES

Any group of four IS level certificates from FEMA Emergency Management Institutes online Independent Study

Program will be counted as one certificate credit towards graduation.

CUSTOM CERTIFICATE PATHWAY

Students will be able to receive certificate credit towards graduation for certain certificate work that pertains to the environmental or occupational management field and is approved by the chair of the department prior to completion of the certificate. Examples are Storm-water Management courses, Wetland Delineation, Water Quality Testing.