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ERIC Number: ED313070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Hazardous Materials Technology: A Community College's Response to a Critical Employment Need.
Friedel, Janice N.; And Others
Studies conducted by the Eastern Iowa Community College District in 1986 revealed a lack of credit programs and curricula for training individuals in the technical aspects of hazardous materials management and need for hazardous materials technicians by local industry. In response, an associate of applied science (AAS) degree program in Hazardous Materials Technology was developed using the Developing a Curriculum process. The curriculum, which was designed to address nine areas of competence and 107 specific tasks, includes 11 competency-based courses: Hazardous Materials Regulations I, II, and III; Industrial Processes; Hazard Communication Standard; Sampling and Analysis; Emergency Response I and II; Hazardous Materials Recovery, Incineration, and Disposal; Hazardous Materials Health Effects; and Advanced Hazardous Materials Analysis. The 11 courses are the foundations of the 2-year AAS program as well as an 18 credit hour certificate. The AAS program prepares individuals for entry-level jobs that provide technical support for managing hazardous materials. The certificate program was designed as a fast track for full-time employed students who already have an industrial background with hazardous materials. The implementation of the program required minor facility improvements, expansion of library resources, and course scheduling to accommodate working students. As of March 1989, 73 institutions and representatives from Canada, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Australia have expressed interest in the curriculum. Expansion and articulation of the program are planned. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A