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Environmental Science, Safety and Health (ESSH)

ESSH 1101 Introduction to Environmental Science, Safety and Health (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course provides an overview of environmental science, with an emphasis on environmental issues and solutions to environmental problems. Topics include ecological concerns, human health effects from toxic exposures, energy use, air, water and soil pollution, solid and hazardous waste issues, and occupational safety and health.
Lecture: 3 hours

ESSH 1130 Environmental Laws & Regulations (A)

3 credits
This course presents a study of American political institutions and the evolution of environmental laws, as well as a study of federal, state and local codes and regulations as they apply to the protection of the environment.
Lecture: 3 hours        Lab fee: $15.00

ESSH 1140 Industrial/Municipal Pollution (SP, SU)

2 credits
This course is an overview of the management, treatment and disposal practices utilized for pollution control. It addresses the nature of pollution and provides an introduction to air pollution control devices, wastewater treatment techniques, solid and hazardous waste management, treatment and disposal, recycling and pollution prevention.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours       Lab fee: $18.00

ESSH 1160 OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety & Health (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
This course covers the approved Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) curriculum for the 10-hour Outreach Training Program for Construction Industry Safety and Health. Topics include introduction to OSHA, electrical safety, fall protection, personal protective and lifesaving equipment, materials handling, storage, use and disposal, equipment safety, excavation, stairways and ladder safety, and other applicable OSHA standards. Course completion cards will be issued to individuals successfully completing the class.
Lecture: 1 hour        Lab fee: $15.00

ESSH 1170 OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Safety & Health (On Demand)

1 credit
This course covers the approved OSHA curriculum for the 10-hour Outreach Training Program for General Industry Safety and Health. Topics include introduction to OSHA, walking and working surfaces, exit routes, emergency action plans, fire prevention plans, fire protection, fall protection, electrical safety, and other applicable safety topics as recommended by OSHA. Course completion cards will be issued to individuals successfully completing the class.
Lecture: 1 hour        Lab fee: $15.00

ESSH 1580 Environmental Site Assessment (SP, SU)

2 credits
This course explores environmental site assessments, including Phase I ESAs for real estate transactions. Environmental regulations and standard practices will be applied in the analysis of a site-specific project. Additional property assessment issues addressed in this class include Environmental
Impact Statements, wetlands, asbestos, lead, mold and radon.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours     Lab fee: $15.00

ESSH 1650 OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety and Health (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course covers the approved Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) curriculum for the 30-hour Outreach Training Program for the Construction Industry Safety and Health. Topics include an introduction to OSHA, safety and fall protection, health hazards, material handling, equipment safety, concrete and masonry construction, welding and cutting, excavation, stairways and ladder safety and other applicable OSHA standards. Course completion cards will be issued to individuals successfully completing the class.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours       Lab fee: $15.00

ESSH 1700 OSHA 30-Hr General Industry Safety & Health (A)

2 credits
This course covers the approved OSHA curriculum for the 30-hour Outreach Training Program for General Industry Safety & Health. Topics include an introduction to OSHA, hazardous materials, walking and working surfaces, fire protection, personal protective equipment, confined space, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, welding and brazing safety, electrical safety, industrial hygiene and other applicable OSHA standards. Course completion cards will be issued to individuals successfully completing the class.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours       Lab fee: $15.00

ESSH 2111 Hazardous Materials Management (A, SP)

3 credits
This course presents an overview of the management practices for hazardous materials and hazardous waste. The properties of hazardous materials are covered. An emphasis will be placed on DOT, OSHA and EPA regulatory requirements.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours       Lab fee: $38.00

ESSH 2120 Environmental Aspects of Soil (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course offers a multi-disciplinary overview of soil science. Topics include soil formation and development, classification systems, soil mechanics, soil chemistry, soil hydrology, soil nutrients, soil erosion, soil physics, soil biology, soil contamination and soil remediation methods. Soil characteristics will be explored by means of laboratory examination and soil testing techniques.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours      Lab fee: $18.00

ESSH 2220 Drinking Water Treatment (SU)

2 credits
This course provides an overview of drinking water treatment and is designed to assist in the preparation of the State of Ohio Class I Water Operator exam. The course will emphasize water quality, methods of water treatment and laboratory processes. Water treatment theory and the math involved in taking the state exam will be emphasized.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: CHEM 0100 or high school chemistry, placement into
MATH 1020        Lab fee: $20.00

ESSH 2230 Wastewater Treatment Techniques (A)

2 credits
This course provides an overview of the treatment of municipal wastewater and is designed to assist in the preparation of the State of Ohio Class I Wastewater Operator exam. The course will emphasize wastewater treatment processes and equipment, as well as an understanding of sewer systems and laboratory processes. The wastewater treatment theory and the math involved in taking the state exam will be emphasized.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: CHEM 0100 or high school chemistry, placement into MATH 1020
Lab fee: $20.00

ESSH 2240 Environmental Hydrology (A)

3 credits
This course addresses the occurrence, movement, and behavior of water in the hydrologic cycle. The concepts covered include atmospheric processes, surface water and ground water, and the ways in which water resources are utilized and/or contaminated.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1020        Lab fee: $23.00

ESSH 2282 Sustainable Building Strategies (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course is an introduction to the field of environmentally friendly construction. Sustainable architecture and building site principles will be presented, including strategies for energy-efficient heating and cooling, “green” building materials and methods, alternative energy sources, water efficiency and waste management. Topics include the need for sustainability, energy efficient design, construction and controls, site selection, passive solar heating and cooling, “green” building materials and methods, alternative energy sources and water efficiency and waste management.
Lecture: 2 hours         Lab fee: $15.00

ESSH 2283 Ecological Residential Construction (On Demand)

2 credits
This course addresses the important aspects of building “green” homes. The topics include environmentally friendly design, the use of alternative materials, and the utilization of sustainable systems.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours        Lab fee: $15.00

ESSH 2400 Environmental Analytical Methods (SP)

2 credits
This course provides an overview of the qualitative and quantitative analysis of environmental samples. An explanation of laboratory techniques will be provided. The emphasis will be on the application of certain analytical methods commonly used in the environmental industry. Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: CHEM 0100 or CHEM 1111, MATH 1020
Lab fee: $30.00

ESSH 2440 Environmental Chemistry (On Demand)

3 credits
This course provides an understanding of the chemical processes that occur in the environment, including water, earth and atmospheric chemistry. There is an emphasis on the transport and fate of pollutants in the environment. Related laboratory exercises are performed.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: CHEM 1111        Lab fee: $18.00

ESSH 2500 Environmental Sampling (A)

3 credits
Environmental sampling covers the techniques and methods used in sampling of environmental media, especially for field investigations. Emphasized is the sampling of air, surface water, ground water, soil and waste. Topics include the regulatory framework, background research, project coordination, drilling techniques, monitoring well installation, the utilization of field instruments, decontamination, and supplemental investigative techniques.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours   Lab fee: $20.00

ESSH 2520 Health and Safety Training for Hazardous Waste Operations (40-Hr HAZWOPER) (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course satisfies the OSHA training requirement in 29 CFR
1910.120(e), commonly referred to as the 40-Hour HAZWOPER training. This is a health and safety training course for individuals who may be involved in the investigation, remediation and operation of hazardous waste sites. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate. Topics include hazardous materials chemistry, toxicology, air monitoring, respiratory protection, protective clothing, decontamination and appropriate hands-on activities. Students enrolled in the distance- learning version of this course will be required to come to campus for the completion of hands-on activities and for the final exam.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours        Lab fee: $100.00

ESSH 2530 Applied Environmental Engineering (SP)

2 credits
This course introduces engineered environmental systems and the practical applications of their operation and maintenance. Topics include flow diagrams, schematics, plumbing and piping, pumps, blowers, electrical systems, instrumentation, flow measurements, process control, troubleshooting and safety for engineered systems.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours       Lab fee: $20.00

ESSH 2540 Environmental Restoration (SP)

3 credits
This course addresses the ways in which environmental systems are restored, emphasizing subsurface remediation techniques. Course topics include the regulatory framework, clean-up goals, contaminant chemistry and transport, soil and groundwater remediation techniques, water and air treatment technologies and risk assessment.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: ESSH 2500        Lab fee: $20.00

ESSH 2550 Air Pollution and Monitoring (SP)

3 credits
This course covers the fundamentals of air pollution, such as sources, important atmospheric aspects and the effects of air pollutants. It also focuses on EPA methods for stack and ambient sampling of various air contaminants. Other topics include continuous emission monitoring, air pollution control options, and applicable permitting and reporting requirements.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: CHEM 1111        Lab fee: $35.00

ESSH 2560 Hazardous Materials Refresher Training (A, SP, SU)

.5 credit
This course provides the refresher training for hazardous waste site workers and emergency responders who have completed the 24- or 40-hour HAZWOPER courses and complies with the 29 CFR 1910.120 refresher training requirements. Emphasis is placed on a review of the standard and on relevant changes in OSHA requirements. This is a repeatable course.
Lecture: 0.5 hours
Lab fee: $50.00

ESSH 2750 Industrial Hygiene (A)

3 credits
This course is an overview of the science of industrial hygiene. It describes the process of investigating and examining workplace hazards and how those hazards are abated. The laboratory will emphasize the use of instrumentation and important calculations. Topics include introduction to industrial hygiene, principles of toxicology, occupational safety and health standards, occupational skin and noise disorders, indoor air quality, ergonomics, engineering and administrative controls, and personal protective equipment.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: CHEM 1111     Lab fee: $18.00

ESSH 2900 ESSH Field Experience (SU)

2 credits
The Field Experience course requires an off-campus work experience in the environmental or safety services industry. This augments the formal education received in the degree program with actual work conditions and job experience. Nontraditional Credit (“N”) will not be allowed for this course.
Field Experience: 24 hours

ESSH 2994 Special Topics: ESSH (On Demand)

1-4 credits
This course explores special topics from the environmental or safety industry designed to meet specific needs.
Lecture: Varies