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Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Dean: Dr. Edward Kremer

Program Coordinator: Dr. Nancy Thomas

This program provides students with the skills necessary to deal with routine operations involving hazardous materials in an industrial setting. In addition, the program introduces those items which are required for emergency response and compliance. Upon completion of this program, individuals not only obtain an associate degree, but they meet the state of Kansas and federal requirements under 29 CFR 1910.120, 40 CFR 311, and Chapter 65 Article 57 Kansas Statutes Annotated.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements:
ENGL0101 Composition I
3
ENGL0102 Composition II* or
ENGL0206 Technical Writing*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
 
Mathematics Requirement:
FRSC0202 Fire Hydraulics or  
BUSN0110 Business Math
3
Total
3
 
Humanities Requirement:  (from at least one of the following: Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Philosophy or Theatre)
Humanities Core Elective
3
Total
3
 
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements
  Social Science Core Elective
3
Total
3
 
Natural and Physical Science Requirement
  Natural and Physical Science Core Elective
3
Total
3
   
Total General Education Requirements:
22-23
 
Technical Requirements:
CHEM0101 Introduction to Forensic Science & Laboratory
5
HZMT0100 Theory of Environmental Laws
3
HZMT0115 Hazardous Materials Map & Terrain Analysis
2
HZMT0120 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations
4
HZMT0125 Industrial Health & Safety
3
HZMT0150 Air Monitoring Techniques
2
Total Business Core Requirements
19
 
Select 20-22 hours from the following list:
BIOL0131 Environmental Science
3
BIOL0132 Environmental Science Lab
2
EMTC0123 Emergency Medical Technician
8
EMTC0124 Emergency Medical Technician II
4
ENGR0131 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
4
ENGR0140 Introduction to Global Positioning Systems
4
FRSC0100 FireFighter I
3
FRSC0111 Fire Fighting Tactics & Strategy
3
FRSC0113 Building Construction Fire Service
3
FRSC0115 Fire Arson Investigation
3
FRSC0117 Fire Protection Equipment Alarm Systems
3
FRSC0170 Introduction to Homeland Security and Weapons of Mass Destruction
3
FRSC0211 FireFighter II*
3
Total
20-22
 
Total hours required for an Associate in Applied Science in Hazardous Materials Degree:
61-62

The CIST advisor may substitute select Business Courses
New computer electives are added in CIST every year. See advisor or on-line manual for current electives.
*See course description for prerequisite..
***See Accuplacer mandatory placement criteria