Certificates & Degrees
Water & Wastewater Operator Certificate
Central Carolina Technical College has developed an ONLINE Water and Wastewater Operator Certificate programs to help individuals gain a better understanding of treatment operations and to provide an opportunity for operators to receive a higher level of certification more quickly. These 18 semester hour certificates were developed to provide operators with work-ready skills and as an avenue for on-going specialized training with access to the latest technologies and educational services in the industry. The certificates can be used to meet professional and personal goals while preparing operators for the next level of certification. Training includes an overview of state and federal regulations, industrial safety, emergency response, hazardous waste and treatment issues with an emphasis on operations.
All of the courses are offered ONLINE.
The Water & Wastewater Operator Certificate Programs are approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of Environmental Certification to count as one-year of work experience toward a South Carolina operator license (after the trainee year is complete). South Carolina Board of Environmental Certification, 110 Centerview Dr., Suite 201, Columbia, SC 29211, (803) 896-4430, fax: (803) 896-4424. http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Environmental/
Environmental Engineering Technology
Students in the Environmental Engineering Technology Associate Degree in Applied Science program explore the relationships between the human race and the dynamic environment in which they live. They examine the effects of pollution using applied math and science skills. Students also determine strategies to minimize or prevent waste in order to reduce the impact on the environment. They discuss innovative solutions to environmental issues and determine ways to improve processes and protect people from hazardous and toxic chemicals. Most importantly, students acquire skills and knowledge they can adapt to a variety of environmental, health, and safety career opportunities. Career opportunities include health and safety manager in industry, treatment facility operator in municipalities, engineering technician, laboratory technician in environmental monitoring laboratories, and environmental quality technician for state and federal regulatory agencies.
This program is primarily an online program with a required experiential learning component*. Some hybrid classes require on-site participation. Select courses may also be offered in a traditional format on campus.
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Environmental Health & Safety Certificate
The Environmental, Health, and Safety Certificate program will prepare graduates to evaluate and remediate workplace and environmental hazards in order to promote public health. Graduates of the Certificate will be prepared to enter the workforce as a technician or continue their education and obtain an Associate Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Environmental Engineering Technology. The program prepares students for a career in industrial hygiene, industrial safety and health, toxicology, risk management, public health, regulatory compliance, and occupational health.
The Certificate is designed to prepare graduates to recognize regulatory issues and maintain a safe workplace. The program content is applicable to industrial and construction personnel as well as individuals responsible for safety at public works departments, city and county governments, emergency response teams, and civil defense workers. Employment in the field of study or advisor approval is necessary for admittance into the program.
This program is an online program.
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