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Safety Management Certificate

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  1. General Education Requirements 9 credits
    1. Complete the following 6 credits

      Preparatory class for English 111 which provides practice in using different forms of paragraph development for a specific purpose and combining paragraphs into short essays. Includes intensive practice in formal punctuation.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: N/A.
      Prerequisite(s): ENGL 106 completed with a grade of ā€œCā€ or higher or appropriate scores on placement test.

      This course provides mathematical training for students enrolled in technical programs. It covers arithmetic of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, percent, measurement, pre-algebra, basic algebra, practical plane geometry, solid figures, triangle trigonometry, advanced algebra, and statistics.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: N/A.
      Prerequisite(s): Minimum ā€œCā€ Grade in Math 055 or equivalent
      Special Note: This course will not satisfy the Mathematics requirement for the Associate of Arts degree, but may satisfy the AAS degree Mathematics requirement.

      Students must complete ENGL 108 or higher, as well as MATH 101 or higher. Students who place into MATH 105 or higher, or ENGL 111 or higher will have this requirement waived, though they will need to take 6 additional credits of electives to meet the minimum program requirement of 30 credits total.

    2. Complete the following3 credits

      Exploration of feelings, attitudes and behaviors that affect interpersonal relationships in all areas of life with particular emphasis on the workplace. Class activities are structured to increase self-awareness, build self-esteem, and enhance relationship skills.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: GER Social Science Requirement
      Prerequisite(s): None.

  2. Oil Spill Response Emphasis21 credits
    1. Select one from the following1.5-2 credits

      This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure the safety of personnel when responding to and cleaning up spills of hazardous substances or materials, and to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations applicable to spill clean-up as described in 29 CFR 1910.120 for emergency responders Level III. This course provides classroom instruction and practical experience. 8 Hours of instruction is taken in the classroom; 16 hours of instruction is taken under direction of field supervisors in prescribed activities within an oil spill prevention and response environment.

      Credits: 1.5
      Contact Hours: 24 + 0
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite(s): None.

      This course is designed to provide classroom requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 for training a hazardous waste site worker.

      Credits: 2.0
      Contact Hours: 40 + 0
      Course Attributes: N/A.
      Prerequisite(s): None.

    2. Complete the following16 credits

      This course applies basic concepts of chemistry and physics fundamentals to the characterization and management of chemical hazards. Recognition of dangers in fire fighting, storing and handling of hazardous materials is presented. Terminology used to identify hazards in Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), labeling and transportation will be developed.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite(s): None.

      This course introduces the student to federal environmental, occupational safety, and transportation laws and standards.

      Credits: 4.0
      Contact Hours: 4 + 0
      Course Attributes: N/A.
      Prerequisite(s): None.

      This course introduces the fundamentals of industrial hygiene as they relate to occupational health and safety. Subjects covered include the recognition, evaluation and control of hazards in the workplace.

      Credits: 5.0
      Contact Hours: 5 + 0
      Course Attributes: N/A.
      Prerequisite(s): Math 055 and Chemistry 103 or high school equivalent Chemistry class.

      • ASTR 103Introduction to Astronomy/Lab
      • BIOL 103Introduction to Biology/Lab
      • BIOL 104Natural History of Alaska
      • BIOL 111Human Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab
      • BIOL 112Human Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab
      • BIOL 150Introduction to Marine Biology/Lab
      • CHEM 103Introduction to General/Organic Chemistry/Lab
      • PHIL 101Introduction to Logic
      • PHYS 103Physics I
      • GEOL 111Physical Geology/Lab

      • MATH 105Intermediate Algebra
      • MATH 107College Algebra
      • MATH 108Trigonometry
      • MATH 200Calculus I
      • AS 252Elementary Statistics


      * Natural Science with a Lab is required.
      ** Math 105 or above is required for AA and AAS degrees; MATH 107 or above is recommended for transfer to a BA/BS program.
      For a list of all classes please contact your academic advisor.
      For course descriptions, please see the course catalog.

    3. Complete the following3-3.5 credits

      Electives may be selected from courses meeting the AAS Degree in Safety Management
      For course descriptions, please see the course catalog.