The undergraduate certificate in Environmental Technology provides a foundational understanding of hazardous materials and waste management, environmental law and enforcement, and the management of pollution. This online program looks at the technical aspects of environmental technology and management through the implementation of environmental management systems, hazardous materials safety, and regulatory compliance programs. Emphasis is on the practical application of government regulatory, safety, and compliance measures for both private and public sector environmental professionals.

Certificate Objectives

Upon completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  • Define the theoretical foundation of the disciplines of environmental hazard mitigation and pollution management.
  • Explain the regulatory, policy, and political influences on environmental management and sustainability.
  • Develop management strategies that incorporate environmental compliance standards and achieve organizational missions.
  • Describe the current and emerging technologies in the treatment, remediation, and disposal of environmental contaminants.
  • Evaluate strategies and assess mitigation plans for environmental contaminants.
  • Assess the consequences of the ecological impacts on public health and safety, and social and economic welfare.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

EDMG240Chemistry of Hazardous Materials3
EVSP320Energy and Resource Sustainability3
EVSP322Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems3
EVSP412Environmental Management Systems3
EVSP414Air Quality Management3
EVSP430Pollution and Pollution Management3
Total Semester Hours18