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Environmental Science (OSHA) (A.S.) (2166)


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The Environmental Science program is designed to provide and to enrich the student’s basic skills, knowledge and abilities in the fields of environmental compliance and technology, and to enable the students to gain entry-level employment in the field. This program focuses on federal regulations for environmental protection, worker health and safety, homeland defense, and the transportation of hazardous materials. Credit can be obtained through completion of the required degree courses and/or evaluation of government/military/industry training. This program will instruct students in the analysis, handling, storage, transportation, and dispensing of hazardous materials in accordance with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing proper chemical management. The program will cover industry standards such as those included in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29CFR1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Standard, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Graduates of this program should be able to research applicable local, state, and federal regulations and implement methods and strategies to ensure compliance; to maintain records as required by OSHA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the DOT; to develop and implement hazardous materials handling procedures; to plan for emergency response to hazardous material incidents; and to protect employees/workers/communities from hazardous material exposures.Environmental Science (OSHA)

There are two options within this program:

  • Environmental Science (OSHA) A.S. Degree (2166)
    • Assessment and Safety Compliance Specialist Technical Certificate (6020)
    • Hazardous Materials Specialist Technical Certificate (6021)

Students can customize the A.S. degree program by choosing electives that coincide with a concentration in a specialty field.

Environmental Science (OSHA)

Associate in Science

Environmental Science is about protecting the natural elements that sustain life. Technology and science can advance our society, but if mishandled, they can do irreparable harm, especially in Jacksonville. Our combination of industry, international shipping, logistics and location on the St. Johns River location puts us at high risk.

The Environmental Science program is designed to provide and to enrich the student’s basic skills, knowledge and abilities in the fields of environmental compliance and technology, and to enable the student to gain entry-level employment in the field. This program focuses on federal regulations for environmental protection, worker health and safety, homeland defense and the transportation of hazardous materials. Credit can be obtained through completion of the required degree courses and/or evaluation of government/military/industry training.

Annual Salaries

Environmental specialists with a bachelor degree earn an average of $46,550 in Florida depending on areas of specialization, experience level, and place of employment.

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Curriculum

Total Credit Hours: 64

General Education


Credit Hours: 15

Professional Electives


Minimum Credit Hours: 6

*Military Service Credits (ACE Guide) or any combination of such credit and the following courses. Credits awarded by evaluation of appropriate military paperwork (DD214, DD295, DD2586, SMART document, AARTS document, and/or Community College of the Air Force transcript), using ACE Guide recommendations.

University Transfer


This associate in science degree program is intended primarily for students who desire to complete an associate in science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the university transfer guide.

Articulation


This A.S. degree program articulates into a bachelor’s degree program. For more information, please visit the Transfer Services–FCCJ Majors Web page and look for your A.S. program of study.

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