Catalog 2016-2017 
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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

STEC 221 Hazardous Waste Management

5 credits
This course provides the content for the 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER). It also discusses biological, physical and chemical treatment methods. Includes laboratory.

Prerequisites: MATH 090  and ABED 046  or equivalent placement scores or instructor permission.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Meet the 40-hour HAZWOPER certification requirements
  • Identify the major classes of hazardous wastes and their sources
  • Explain the hazardous waste site characterization process including quality assurance measures
  • Identify pertinent hazardous waste regulations
  • Calculate the risk associated with a concentration of a specific hazardous waste
  • Determine suitable treatment processes for a given hazardous waste
  • Based on legal guidelines, make decisions on the source of hazardous waste