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Environmental Management

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Please contact Student Services at (949) 824-5414.

Overview

Compliance with regulatory requirements, remediation and planning for sustainability greatly influences corporate operational issues and business decisions. UC Irvine Certificate Program in Environmental Management prepares professionals at every career level to meet the challenges of the expanding regulatory framework and the increasing need for sustainable and green initiatives in the rapidly changing environmental profession.

Who Should Enroll

Individuals transitioning into the environmental field; specialists and mid-level experienced professionals who want to enhance and update their skills and knowledge to be better prepared for additional technical and management responsibilities.

Career Insight

Occupational summary for environmental engineers in the United States.

52,991
Jobs
(2016)
12.50%
Projected Growth
(2017-2027)
$64k-$108k
Annual Salary
(25th-75th Percentile)

Program Benefits

  • Learn about the roles of environmental regulatory agencies
  • Recognize the importance of multi-media environmental management
  • Understand the basic sciences influencing environmental and sustainability issues
  • Conduct environmental activities such as project planning and assessing compliance

Course Schedule

Prerequisite Courses

TitleWinterSpringSummerFall
CHEM X470
Introductory Chemistry of Hazardous Materials (3 units)
CHEM X470
    Online  

Required Courses

TitleWinterSpringSummerFall
SOCECOL X498.1
Legal and Regulatory Framework of Environmental Management (3 units)
SOCECOL X498.1
to be scheduled   Online  
SOCECOL X497
Chemical and Physical Principles of Environmental Management (3 units)
SOCECOL X497
      Online

Elective Courses

TitleWinterSpringSummerFall
Environmental Management
CEM X492.41
Biological Principles of Environmental Management (3 units)
CEM X492.41
      Online
ENGRCEE X468.5
Assessment and Remediation of Environmental Contamination (3 units)
ENGRCEE X468.5
  to be scheduled    
ENGRCEE X468.6
Environmental Sampling and Analysis (3 units)
ENGRCEE X468.6
    Online Online
ENGRCEE X468.3
Clean Water Program Regulations and Management (3 units)
ENGRCEE X468.3
to be scheduled      
SOCECOL X499.8
Sustainability & Green Initiatives for Environmental, Safety & Facility Professionals (1.5 units)
SOCECOL X499.8
  to be scheduled    
SOCECOL X498.10
Introduction to Environmental Assessment and Auditing (3 units)
SOCECOL X498.10
to be scheduled      
ENGRMAE X422
Air Quality Permitting and Compliance (3 units)
ENGRMAE X422
  to be scheduled    
ENGRCEE X499
Applied Dynamic Modeling for Wastewater Treatment Plant Efficiency (3 units)
ENGRCEE X499
  to be scheduled    

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full certificate.

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Certificate Eligibility and Requirements

One year of college chemistry; or completion of Introductory Chemistry of Hazardous Materials, Chemistry X470, is required for the certificate.

A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of 15 credit units (6 required and 9 elective credit units), with a grade of “C” or better in each course. It is recommended that candidates complete the required courses prior to the elective courses.

To become an official candidate in the program, students pursuing the certificate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program. To receive the certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing a certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

Further Details

For course prerequisites and estimated program pricing, please refer to the program flyer.

Advisory Committee

  • David Bauer, President, Targhee, Inc.
  • Anne Brown, Principal, Environmental Management Consulting
  • Jeffery V. Dagdigian, Managing Partner, Waterstone Environmental Inc.
  • Joel Farrier, West US Strategic Clients Executive; Regional GP Manager - Environment, Southwest, Burns & McDonnell
  • Lori Galloway, Vice President, CH2M Hill
  • Stanley Grant, Professor, University of California, Irvine, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Ken Herrera, Manager, T&D Environmental Services, Southern California Edison Company
  • Peggy Lobnitz, President Pika Environmental, LLC
  • Betty Olson, Professor, University of California, Irvine, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Christina Schwerdtfeger, President, Coto Consulting Inc.
  • Judy Yorke, President & Principle Engineer, Yorke Engineering, LLC

On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.

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