​​Environmental Management Certificate

Enhance your career with Findlay's Environmental Management Certificate coursework in the ESH program. This coursework provides students with the knowledge needed to apply advanced environmental concepts related to waste management, pollution prevention, and air quality to making today's industries more sustainable. The program is ideal for a professional looking to expand their skills, knowledge and abilities to become more marketable, particularly, people who have industrial and hazardous waste experience or a safety degree but need training in environmental management to achieve their career goal. 



This certificate can be completed:

  • Online, on campus or through a convenient blend of both
  • In as few as three semesters
  • For the cost of $675 per credit hour


Environmental Management Certificate Coursework  

Complete five of the following courses. Each course is 3 credit hours. 


Applied Safety Management - ENVM 570

Effective safety and health management involve the collective support of the corporate structure and employees. This course discusses management issues such as employee motivation, company culture, hazard recognition, evaluation and prevention, regulatory compliance, benchmarking performance, auditing and recordkeeping.


Solid Waste Management - ENVM 581

Waste management structures are crucial for human and environmental health. Learn about solid waste landfill design and operation and solid waste management issues including the generation, reduction, collection, disposal and management of solid waste in the United States. Topics in this course include landfill design, landfill operation, source reduction, recycling, reuse, waster to energy issues, composting and bioreactor landfill methodology. 


ESH Quality Systems and Auditing - ENVM 583

This course provides an introduction to the management systems and quality-assurance methods used to enhance operational and compliance effectiveness in environmental and safety and health departments and programs. Surveyed topics include ISO 14000 and Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001 and related quality-management approaches.


Water and Wastewater Treatment - ENVM 585

Learn about the common treatment technologies and design engineering approaches used to prepare drinking water and treat wastewaters. Regulatory expectations under the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean Water Act and related water-quality laws are emphasized throughout.


Air Pollution Control - ENVM 590

In order to change policies, its best to know them inside and out. This course covers issues relating to the sources and types of air emissions, meteorology and its roles in the dispersion of air pollutants. Additionally, the course will review the regulatory history of federally enacted laws and go in-depth in modern technology using to tackle air pollution.  

International Environmental Policy - ENVM 620

This course focuses on an understanding of international agreements and treaties that affect commerce and environmental protection on a global level. 

Environmental Remediation Management - ENVM 645

Access to clean water is a problem plaguing cities around the world. In this course, you will learn about waste management technologies as well as reactions of contaminants in air, water and soils. It also covers the economics of waste management technologies and related redevelopment issues. 


Environmental Law and Permitting - ENVM 650

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) creates policies that affect business, and it is the role of the ESH manager to apply to adaptations. In this course, you will study the format and requirements of specific EPA regulations and their application to business and industry. Permit application and documentation for compliance will be stressed to enable students to learn environmental management techniques.  


Pollution Prevention and Industrial Ecology - ENVM 655

This course addresses the methods and cost-benefit analysis of proactive pollution prevention approaches and waste minimization programs. Case studies are used in conjunction with federal, state and proprietary reference materials to guide students through the implementation of customized pollution prevention programs. Life cycle analysis, assessment of wastes released in related production infrastructure and other aspects of industrial ecology are introduced. 


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