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Active as of Fall Semester 2021

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Hazardous Materials Operations

2. Course Prefix & Number:
EMTS 1106

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 2

Lecture Hours: 1

Lab Hours: 2

4. Course Description:

This course teaches the necessary skills to protect one's self, one's fellow responder, and the public from exposure in a hazardous materials incident. The course meets the requirements of the OSHA 1910.120 for the First Responder Operation level. Students will learn how to recognize and identify the presence of hazardous materials, the proper protective clothing to use, how to decontaminate properly, how to establish an Incident Command System, and the proper standard operating procedures to maintain safety at the incident scene. The course follows chapters 5 and 6 of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Incidents.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): No placement tests required Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

EMTS 1106 - Hazardous Materials Operations

There are no prerequisites for this course.

7. Other Prerequisites
Medical Clearance (doctor's signed letter)

9. Co-requisite Courses:

EMTS 1106 - Hazardous Materials Operations

There are no corequisites for this course.