The Environmental Safety and Security Certificate develops skills that are used in fields associated with protecting the nation during natural disaster, war, or terrorist attack. These career areas include disaster preparedness, utilities safety and security, transportation safety and security, law enforcement, and research.

Additionally, graduates of this certificate program can help prepare staff members who ensure the safety of personnel in business, government, and educational organizations.


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Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Assess operations of government agencies and industry to better protect their employees and assets from intentional attacks
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments and implement controls to reduce the likelihood and impact of intentional disruptive acts
  • Utilize risk assessment methods to evaluate and manage danger in the event of chemical, biological, or radiological exposures
  • Evaluate hazards following natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and weapon of mass destruction events
  • Perform air sampling and monitoring
  • Assist companies implementing additional control measures to protect employees and the community during natural disasters and in the event of war or terrorist attack
  • Collect and analyze samples of sediment, soil, water, and groundwater


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Effective 2023-2024 academic year

Environmental Safety and Security Certificate (EVTSC)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
EVT 105 Environmental Sampling 2 3 3
EVS 110 Environmental Science: Conservation and Cleanup 3 2 4
CHE 110 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3 3 4
EVT 220 Air Pollution Control 2 3 3
Semester 2
EVT 160 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management 2 3 3
EVT 170 Water and Wastewater Treatment and Analysis 3 3 4
EVT 215 Utilities Safety and Security 1 2 2
EVT 257 Environmental Risk Assessment 1 2 2
Semester 3
EVT 187 Materials Transportation Safety and Security 1 2 2
EVT 237 Environmental Impact of Weapons of Mass Destruction 1 2 2
EVT XXX Environmental Engineering Technology Elective 1 2 2
Total Credits: 20 27 31


Environmental Engineering Technology Elective (select one course)
EVT 115 OSHA 40-Hour Course 3
EVT 158 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene 2
EVT 168 Radiation Safety 2
EVT 210 Industrial Waste Treatment 2
EVT 247 Advanced Sampling and Analysis 2
Other courses may be approved by EVT Program Chair

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