Fulton Schools of Engineering | The Polytechnic School

Professional Development

We provide continuing education courses to a workforce population in need of acquiring or updating their skills. Courses are offered in many areas including aviation, environmental health and safety, and emergency management. Developed via the collaboration of Arizona State University faculty and industry professionals, these course offerings are facilitated by subject matter experts in the various fields of study.

We offer enrollment classes at various ASU locations, including the Polytechnic campus in Mesa, SkySong in Scottsdale, ASU West, and our campus location in Tucson.  In addition, we are available to develop and deliver site-specific courses customized to meet your needs at your facility.

Instructors

Dr. Larry Olson, Ph.D.
Director, ASU Environmental & Resource Management Professional Development Group

Dr. Olson is an environmental chemist with interests in remediation technologies and international environmental management. He is also an Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Management.

Chad Geelhood, M.B.A.
Assistant Director, ASU Environmental & Resource Management Professional Development Group

Chad has extensive experience in project management, consulting, and industrial health and safety training.

Dr. Kiril Hristovski, Ph.D.
International Collaboration Liaison, Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security and Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability

Dr. Hristovski is an Associate Professor in the IRA A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.  His research interests include Emergency Response training, nanomaterial synthesis and their environmental applications and implications, and water/wastewater treatment.

Hal Berkowitz, M.Ch.E.
Former Director, ASU Environmental & Resource Management Professional Development Group

Hal Berkowitz is an extensively experienced chemical engineer, consultant, and trainer in hazardous materials management, industrial health and safety, and site remediation.

James Weiss, M.S.
Environmental Program Manager, City of Chandler, Arizona.

Jim Weiss has extensive experience in waste management, hazardous waste site remediation, and health and safety training.

Jeff Marler
Owner, All In One Mine Safety Training, LLC

Jeff has extensive experience in construction, mining, mine safety training. He has been a certified MSHA Instructor since 1996. He also has a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Joseph Sorokach, M.S.
Special Waste Analyst, Republic Services Inc.

Joe is an experience instructor and has considerable experience in developing and conducting training programs to meet the HM181, HM126f, and HM232 requirements.

Rolf von Oppenfeld, J.D.
Managing Partner, Team for Environmental Science and Technology Law (TESTLaw) Practice Group

Von Oppenfeld has been listed in Best Lawyers in America under the category of Environmental Law. Prior to entering law, he worked as a chemist for the U.S. EPA’s enforcement division in Washington, D.C.

Albert Brown, M.P.A.
Lecturer, ASU Environmental & Resource Management

Brown is a former Director for the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department. He has also worked for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Norman Weiss, M.A.
President, N. Weiss Associates, Inc.

Weiss is an Environmental Consultant and has extensive experience in Environmental compliance and training. He is a former Assistant Agency Director for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

Courses

Aviation Courses

 

High Altitude Chamber Training

Our primary objective is to provide meaningful training experiences through a flexible training schedule provided at reasonable cost. Learn more

Contact
Del E. Webb Foundation High Altitude Chamber Lab
Phone: (480) 727-1254
E-Mail: aerotech@asu.edu

Environmental Courses

Water Management Certification Program

Price $4800

This unique collaboration between the Agri-Business Council of Arizona, Inc. (a National Water Resources Association) and the Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management at Arizona State University has resulted in the development of a curriculum designed by distinguished practitioners of water resources/power management. Your instructors will have decades of experience and are among the most knowledgeable and recognized leaders in the field. This is not a policy or theory oriented program and the instructors are practitioners who have experienced and solved the problems facing those running a successful district. It is intended to prepare the next generation of leaders who will require knowledge beyond just moving water from point to point. The program is designed for key personnel identifi ed by water agencies (irrigation or electrical districts, water conservation districts, etc.) who have the potential to advance to leadership positions. In addition to learning from the real world experience of this generation’s leaders, participants will be able to network with their peers and observe first hand, through site visits, leading examples of best practices.
Regulation of Chemical Substances under TSCA, CERCLA, EPCRA and OSHA/MSHA HazComm

Price $250

Course Dates:  October 10, 2018

Possession and use of chemical substances at a facility often trigger environmental obligations besides the regulation of air emissions (Clean Air Act), the regulation of wastewater discharges (Clean Water Act) and the disposal of hazardous wastes (RCRA). This class covers the obligations of a facility under the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act four regulatory programs that govern manufacture or use of chemicals, the obligations of a facility under the Toxic Substances Control Act with respect to acquisition, manufacture and use of chemicals, the requirements for providing hazard communication for workers with respect to such chemicals under MSHA and OSHA, and the obligations that must be planned for with respect to chemicals handling under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (also known as Superfund).
16-Hr. RCRA Regulation And Compliance Seminar

Price $360

Course Dates:  January 17-18, 2018,  September 5-6, 2018
This seminar meets initial and/or annual training requirements and includes a review of state and federal statutes and laws. Newly enacted Arizona statutes and regulatory programs are addressed. New and rapidly changing regulations will be reviewed and participants will receive materials and instructions helping them to comply with these complex regulations. The 16-Hr. RCRA meets the requirements of 40 CFR 265.16(a) (1)

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8-Hr. Water Quality Laws And Requirements Seminar

Price $250

Course Dates:  February 14, 2018
This 8-hour seminar will provide participants with an understanding of all major water quality laws governing conduct in the State of Arizona, including the Federal Clean Water Act, state water quality requirements, and an illustrative overview of local requirements in the major metropolitan areas. Participants will learn what activities are regulated under water quality laws in Arizona, the processes for either obtaining permit or other required approval, how to qualify for general permits or applicable exemptions, and what types of operational changes may trigger the need for regulatory approval. In addition, newly enacted regulatory and statutory provisions will be reviewed, and discussion of TMDL’s and key regulatory guidance documents will also be provided

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8-Hr. Clean Air Act—Regulatory Compliance Seminar

Price $250

Course Dates:  May 22, 2018
This seminar will provide participants with critical information on new developments in clean air regulation and permitting requirements, as well as providing the essential framework for regulation under the 1990 Federal Clean Air Act and the 1992 Arizona Comprehensive Air Quality Act. An up-to-date, customized text on “Air Quality Permitting and Compliance in Arizona” that serves as an essential reference and compliance manual is provided to all seminar participants. Newly enacted regulatory and statutory provisions including guidance documents will be reviewed along with strategies for compliance.

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8-Hr. RCRA Refresher Seminar

Price $250

Course dates: March 27, 2018,  June 12, 2018,  November 1, 2018

This seminar is designed to meet the EPA annual training requirements of experienced personnel having a working knowledge of RCRA and the related federal and state statutes and regulations. State and federal regulations will be reviewed with emphasis on current developments, reauthorizations, proposed regulatory changes and their impacts, specific and/or precedential cases affecting practitioners. Participants will receive materials that will assist them in maintaining currency with regulatory requirements. The 8-Hr. RCRA Refresher meets the requirements of 40 CFR 265.16(c). This seminar is not suitable as an introductory or entry-level training.

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Greenhouse Gases and GHG Regulation Seminar

Price $250

Course Dates: September 19, 2018

This course first will survey greenhouse gas science and global warming. Second, the federal requirements for counting greenhouse gas emissions will be covered. Third, the regulation of GHGs under the Title V operating and PSD construction permit programs will be covered, with special emphasis on the tailoring rule and the determination of control technology for GHGs.(i.e., BACT). Fourth, other federal programs affecting GHG emissions, including the CEQ NEPA guidelines and the mobile source programs, will be addressed. Fifth, the concept of energy efficiency, green building and LEED certification will be explored.

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Contact
Denise Kolisar
Phone: 480-727-1825
Fax: 480-727-5572
Email: Denise.Kolisar@asu.edu

OSHA Courses

8-Hr. Basic Hazard Awareness/Hazard Communication

Price $190

Course Dates:  T.B.D. (Please call for info)

This course will help assist participants with recognizing potential health hazards in the workplace and how to avoid, minimize, control, or eliminate them whenever possible. This course will provide information on the types of health hazards and discuss ways to recognize, evaluate, and control them in the workplace.

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8-Hr. HazWOpER Manager/Supervisor Course

Price $190

Course Date: April 27, 2018

This course is designed for on-site managers and supervisors directly responsible for, or who supervise employees engaged in hazardous waste site operations.  The HazWOpER training required in 29 CFR 1910.120 (e)(4) specifies that managers and supervisors receive, in addition to the 40-hr. initial training, a minimum of eight hours of specialized training at the time of managerial/supervisor job assignment.  Training topics include requirements for employer safety and health programs and the associated employee training requirements, personal protective equipment program, spill containment program, health hazard monitoring procedure and techniques.  This class has a manager and supervisor focus and other topics are covered that are relevant for personnel managing site workers involved in site assessments, remedial investigations, remedial actions and cleanup of contaminated sites.

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8-Hr HAZWOPER On-scene Incident Commander

Price $190

Course date: May 23, 2018

This training is intended to help certify an individual who will assume control of a hazardous substance emergency beyond the first responder awareness level. It is designed to help you understand the incident command system. OSHA requires under 1910.120(q)(6)(v) at least 24 hours of training equal to the first responder operations level and in addition have competency in specified areas. In developing this 8 hour class, we assume that the person taking this class has already been trained to a First Responder Operational (FRO) level or higher.This class is an open enrollment class and we do not address your site specific procedures, protocols for implementation of the ICS nor your site specific emergency response plans. It is up to your employer to certify that you meet all criteria for an IC based upon HAZWOPER requirements.Course modules include the incident commander and the incident command system (ICS), health and safety, general response priorities, collection of data, risk assessment, staging, ICS facilities, use and hazards of personnel protective equipment, decontamination, safe exposure limits, and state, local, and federal emergency response plans.

The areas of competency that OSHA requires include the following:

  • Know how to implement the employer’s incident command system.
  • Know how to implement the employer’s emergency response plan.
  • Know and understand the hazards and risks associated with employees working in chemical protective clothing.
  • Know how to implement the local emergency response plan.
  • Know of the state emergency response plan and of the Federal Regional Response Team.
  • Know and understand the importance of decontamination procedures.
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8-hr GHS and the Hazard Communication Standard

Price $190

Course date: T.B.D. (Please call for info)

On March 26, 2012, the revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was released by OSHA and was published in the Federal Register. The HCS is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Employers must train their employees on the new label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) format by December 1, 2013. This course will help you comply with the training requirements of the Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) and the GHS provisions. This class is also available as a site-specific class. Train all your employees in order to comply with the OSHA mandated train-by date!

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8-Hr. HazWOpER Refresher Course (29CFR1910.120)

Price $190

2018 Course dates: January 30,  February 13, March 22, April 20, April 24 (Prescott), May 3 (ASU West), June 28, July 24, August 30, September 24, October 12, November 5, December 6 (ASU West)  

This interactive course is designed to meet the HazWOpER refresher training requirement of 29CFR1910.120 (e)(8).  It is designed as a refresher class for personnel who have already taken initial HazWOpER training for site clean-up workers (40 or 24 hours) and also as a refresher for personnel who have had the initial manager/supervisor HazWOpER training class.  Some organizations send emergency response personnel to this class to help fulfill refresher training under Subpart (p) for permitted hazardous waste facilities or Subpart (q) emergency response operations.  The open-enrollment classes will provide participants with useful refresher information, however, this course does not fulfill any training requirement that calls for training on your employer’s site-specific program.  Refresher training under Subpart (q) is competency based and does not have a specific hourly refresher training requirement.  Topics covered in the refresher class include:

•  Critiques of incidents that have occurred in the past year that can serve as training examples

•  Chemical, physical and biological hazards that may be present on sites

•  Use of personal protective equipment

•  Work practices to minimize risks from hazards

•  Safe use of engineering controls and equipment

•  Medical surveillance and health & safety plans

•  Use of the OSHA hierarchy

•  Monitoring equipment

•  Tanks and containers

•  Technical information resources

•  New technology

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40-Hr. HazWOpER Training Course

Price: $630

Course Dates: January 22-26, 2018, March 12-16, 2018, May 14-18, 2018, August 6-10, 2018, October 15-19, 2018

This class is designed for site workers who are involved in the clean-up operations involving hazardous substances at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites as defined by 29 CFR 1910.120.  These types of sites may include, but not be limited to, National Priority List (NPL) sites, state priority site lists, sites recommended for the NPL, initial site investigations of government identified sites before the absence or presence of hazardous substances is ascertained.  Training is also required for site workers who may be involved in RCRA corrective actions (including LUST sites), and voluntary clean-up actions at sites recognized by the government as an uncontrolled site.  This training may also be used for site workers who may be called upon to complete post-emergency clean-up actions under Subpart (q).  Some organizations may also send emergency response and TSD personnel to this 40-hr class to help fulfill other Subpart (p) or (q) requirements.  The 40-hr class may meet many of the Subpart (p) or (q) requirements, however, the 40-hr class does not focus on your employer’s emergency response program, response procedures, protocols, or equipment and you will need additional site-specific training to meet those needs.

This is a hands-on class taught by multiple instructors.  Personnel may be required to try on personal protective equipment, use spill control equipment, sampling equipment, air monitoring equipment.  Personnel who have been medically cleared may also be allowed to wear respirators.  The 40-Hr. HazWOpER meets the OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3) and non-mandatory Appendix E. (Final Rule dated August 22, 1994 which defines the criteria for the training program curriculum, facility, instructor/ student ratios, hands-on training, program quality control, and proficiency assessments).

*Earns 4 CEUs (Continuing education Units).

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8-Hr. HazWOpER First Responder Operations Level Training Course

Price: $190

Course Dates: February 22, 2018, July 25, 2018

First responders at the operations level are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for purposes of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment from the effects of the release.  They are trained to respond in a defensive manner without actually trying to stop the release.  Their function is to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading, and prevent exposures.  This 8-Hr. HazWOpER FROL class meets the OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii) requirements.  Topics covered in this class include:

•  Basic hazard and risk assessment techniques

•  How to select and use proper personal protective equipment

•  Basic hazardous material terms

•  Basic control, containment, and/or confinement techniques

•  Basic decontamination procedures

•  Basic standard operation and termination procedures

 

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Contact
Denise Kolisar
Phone: 480-727-1825
Fax: 480-727-5572
Email: Denise.Kolisar@asu.edu

DOT Courses

16-Hr. Hazardous Materials Transportation (49CFR) Certification Course

Price $320

Course dates: December 6-7, 2017, February 8-9, 2018, June 6-7, 2018, December 12-13, 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation regulation 49CFR172.704 requires mandatory training and recurrent training every three years for all personnel who manage or handle hazardous materials, including hazardous wastes. The requirement applies to “hazmat employees” that select or fill packages, label containers, fill out shipping papers, load or unload cargo vehicles or containers, operate transportation equipment, or are responsible for the safe transportation of hazardous materials/wastes.  Training requirements include general awareness, safety training, security awareness training, and function specific training.

Personnel who complete this class should be able to complete the following basic functions: determine if a material to be shipped is classified as a hazardous material, understand how to select a proper shipping name, how to prepare a hazardous waste manifest or hazmat bill of lading, how to select a proper container, how to properly label a container, how to secure and segregate hazmat loads, understand basic use of the Emergency Response Guide book, requirements for incident notice and reporting.  This class focuses on highway transportation only.  Some personnel may require more advanced function specific training.  DOT does not specify a minimum number of hours required for training.

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International Air Transportation of Dangerous Goods (IATA) Certification

Price $220

Course dates: December 8, 2017, June 8, 2018, December 14, 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation regulation 49CFR172.704 requires mandatory training and recurrent training every two years (24 mos) for all personnel who manage or handle hazardous materials, including hazardous wastes via air. The requirement applies to employees that select or fill packages, label containers, fill out shipping papers, load or unload cargo vehicles or containers, operate transportation equipment, or are responsible for the safe transportation of hazardous materials/wastes. The IATA Dangerous Goods Training Course is required for employees who are involved in the packaging and shipment of Packed Cargo Air Consignments.

**Important Notice** This course has a MANDATORY PREREQUISITE: Due to the advanced nature of the content being covered, the student MUST show successful completion of one of the following courses: 1) A current IATA Certification (within the last 24 months) or; 2) A current DOT Hazmat Transportation Certification (within the last 2 years) under 49 CFR 172.704 Students must bring a current copy of the IATA manual with them to class. Contact the Office of Environmental Technology if you would like to purchase the manual from ASU.

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8-Hr. Hazardous Materials Transportation Refresher Certification

Price: $220

Course dates: February 7, 2018, June 5, 2018, December 11, 2018

This seminar is designed to meet the recurrent training requirements for 49 CFR 172.704 (c)(2) (every three years)

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Contact
Denise Kolisar
Phone: 480-727-1825
Fax: 480-727-5572
Email: Denise.Kolisar@asu.edu

MSHA Courses

24-Hr. MSHA Part 48 Surface New Miner Training

Price $300

Course dates: October 2-4, 2017

MSHA requires that each U.S. mine operator have an approved plan for miner training.

This plan must include:

  • 24 hours of basic safety and health training for new miners who have no surface mining experience, before they begin work at surface mining operations;
  • 8 hours of refresher safety and health training for all miners, each year.

This course meets all of the MSHA training requirements of Part 48—Subpart B. It will prepare new miners for the dangerous surface mining environment. In addition your employees will receive an MSHA form 5000-23 upon completion of the course.

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8-Hr. MSHA Part 48 Surface Miner Refresher

Price $100

Course dates: September 15, 2017, October 6, 2017, November 17, 2017, December 15, 2017

MSHA requires that each U.S. mine operator have an approved plan for miner training.

This plan must include:

  • 24 hours of basic safety and health training for new miners who have no surface mining experience, before they begin work at surface mining operations;
  • 8 hours of refresher safety and health training for all miners, each year

This course meets all of the MSHA training requirements of Part 48—Subpart B. It will provide refresher training for experienced miners. In addition your employees will receive an MSHA form 5000-23 upon completion of the course.

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Contact
Denise Kolisar
Phone: 480-727-1825
Fax: 480-727-5572
Email: Denise.Kolisar@asu.edu