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Program Details

Northwest Arkansas Community College offers an Associate degree in Environmental and Regulatory science with a specialization in Safety, Health, and Hazardous Material for students and interested in careers involving the protection of the environment from unwanted contamination and destruction from human and natural activities. In addition, students will learn about keeping workers in the workplace safe through prevention of accidents and maintenance of work conditions to maintain worker health. Furthermore, students will learn about hazardous materials and their effects on workers and the steps taken to protect workers and the environment from dangerous materials.

The curriculum focuses on materials that emphasize the role of managers responsible for environmental protection and planning for activities which may affect the environment. The curriculum consists of 60 credit hours of classes which include fundamental of industrial hygiene, introduction to occupational safety and health, and special topics in environmental science.  

Skills that individuals completing the program will be expected to display include the ability to effectively and efficiently manage responsibilities and tasks, to recognize, understand, and assure compliance with relevant regulations, to utilize effective oral and written communication skills and listening skills, and to utilize computer software to collect information, manage data, and conduct written communications.

Furthermore, students are expected to demonstrate the ability to work safely, identify and document relevant environmental conditions using general science principles, and to apply principles of quality to daily work tasks, and to demonstrate the ability to react appropriately to unanticipated or changing conditions.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission