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Course Information and Descriptions
Environmental Health
and Safety (EHS)
Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences Division,
Room T102, (847) 543-2044
EHS 111
Environmental Compliance (3-0)
3 Hours
This course emphasizes Hazard Communication Standards required
by law, including the worker and community. “Right-to-Know” law
and the communication that must be available to emergency
responders is addressed. Specific topics include safety data sheets
(SDS), proper labeling of containers and placarding according to
NFPA requirements, and the preparation of a written program for an
industry to follow to provide a safe working environment for
employees and safe living conditions for the community.
Prerequisite: APT score of 122 or higher, or Compass score of 251
or higher or ENG 108, ELI 108, or ELI 107 (all C or better), or ELI
103 AND ELI 104 (B or better), or College Reading and Writing
Readiness AND Basic Algebra Readiness
EHS 113
Hazardous Materials Regulation (3-0)
3 Hours
This course offers a historical overview of occupational and
environmental health issues. The history of environmental regulation
and current trends will also be included. Students will study past and
present legislation with an emphasis on the interpretation of the
Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
Prerequisite: APT score of 122 or higher, or Compass score of 251
or higher or ENG 108, ELI 108, or ELI 107 (all C or better), or ELI
103 AND ELI 104 (B or better), or College Reading and Writing
Readiness AND Basic Algebra Readiness
EHS 115
Environmental Sampling Procedures (2-2) 3 Hours
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of environmental
sampling. Students will be taught the basic principles of properly
collecting, analyzing, and interpreting the results of air, aqueous, and
solid environmental samples in a safe and efficient manner. Students
will gain hands-on experience in the following areas: laboratory
equipment decontamination, calibration and maintenance; field
survey techniques; and sample collection and analysis.
Prerequisite: APT score of 122 or higher, or Compass score of 251
or higher or ENG 108, ELI 108, or ELI 107 (all C or better), or ELI
103 AND ELI 104 (B or better), or College Reading and Writing
Readiness AND Basic Algebra Readiness
EHS 117
Environmental Health (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is designed to introduce students to environmental health
as it relates to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control
of hazards in the workplace. Emphasis is on chemical and physical
hazards in occupationally related diseases. Historical basis and
current legislation are discussed. In addition, the principles of
epidemiology, industrial toxicology, exposure standard, and
respiratory protection are addressed.
Prerequisite: APT score-122 or higher, or Compass score-251 or
higher or ENG 108, ELI 108, or ELI 107 (all C or better), or ELI
103 AND ELI 104 (B or better), or College Reading and Writing
Readiness AND Basic Algebra Readiness.
Corequisite: EHS 115
EHS 131
Introduction to Water Resources (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is an introduction to the science and policy related to
managing fresh water resources. Topics include the hydrologic cycle,
surface and groundwater hydrology, water quality, water use and
water management, drinking water and wastewater treatment, water
allocation laws, the economics of water use, environmental impacts
of water use, and water use conflicts.
Prerequisite: APT score of 122 or higher, or Compass score of 251
or higher or ENG 108, ELI 108, or ELI 107 (all C or better), or ELI
103 AND ELI 104 (B or better), or College Reading and Writing
Readiness AND Basic Algebra Readiness
EHS 133
Water Quality Analysis (2-2)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to multiple aspects of water
sampling. Quality assurance regarding collection and field analysis
along with preservation and transport to the laboratory will be
emphasized. Laboratory instrumentation analysis using
spectrographic and titrimetric methods along with quality control
will be stressed.
Prerequisite: CHM 140 and EHS 115 (both C or better)
Fire Science Technology (FST)
Social Sciences Division, Room A244, (847) 543-2047
FST 111
Introduction to Fire Service (3-0)
3 Hours
An introductory course which discusses the history and philosophy
of the fire service. Overviews all aspects of fire science technology;
fire fighting, emergency medical, underwater rescue, hazardous
materials, public education, fire investigations, and fire prevention.
Major emphasis on orientation for people who are considering
involvement in the fire service. Field trips are scheduled for the
course.
Note: Individuals with greater than one year firefighter experience
are not eligible for credit.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND Basic
Algebra Readiness
FST 116
Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy I (3-0)
3 Hours
An introduction to the basic principles and methods associated with
the strategic and tactical responsibilities of the line officer on the
fireground. Emphasizes size-up, fire operations, pre-fire planning,
and basic engine and truck company operations. Recognized by the
Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) towards Fire Officer 1 and
Tactics and Strategy 1.
Note: FST 111 and/or one year active experience in the fire service is
recommended.
Prerequisite: FST 111
FST 117
Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy II (3-0) 3 Hours
Continuation of FST 116, with advanced principles and methods
associated with fireground strategies and tactics, required of the
company officer and chief officer. The course emphasizes multicompany alarm assignments, sectorization of the fireground,
handling disasters and major fire incidents. Student participation of
assigned fire simulation exercises will be required. Recognized by
the Office of the State Fire Marshal toward Fire Officer 2/Tactic and
Strategy 2.
Prerequisite: FST 116
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