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Introductory Chemistry of Hazardous Materials

Course Description

Covers chemical concepts used in the environmental management courses. Emphasizes the practical aspects of hazardous materials chemistry, including chemical and physical properties, chemical usage in society, and familiarization with common chemical hazards. Explore topics that include chemical naming terminology, periodic table, states of matters, acids and bases, chemical solubility, chemical bonding, understanding and balancing equations, water cycle, and the movement of hazardous materials in the environment. Also useful for people seeking to update formal chemistry training.

Prerequisite: A working knowledge of basic math and algebra.

  • Details
  • $725
  • June 21, 2021 to August 29, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00168
  • ID/Units: CHEM X470  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SUMMER 2021


Brianne Archer, B.S., M.S., a Supervising Engineer, is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer and a Certified Permitting Professional with the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Ms. Archer’s primary responsibilities include environmental site assessments (Phase I and Phase II), remediation plans, and human health risk assessments. Ms. Archer is well-versed is data presentation and evaluation. As a Professional Engineer, Ms. Archer has prepared several storm water pollution prevention plans (SWPPP) and Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans. Ms. Archer is well versed in regulatory compliance issues and has prepared plans and permits for state and local agencies, including National Discharge Pollution Elimination System (NPDES) permits, industrial wastewater discharge permits, hazardous materials business plans, compliance documentation for hazardous waste storage and treatment permitting, emergency contingency plans, standard operating procedures, and in-house environmental management plans.

Ms. Archer has over 15 years of experience in environmental consulting. Ms. Archer earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Southern California in 2000, a Master’s Degree in Civil (Environmental) Engineering from California State University, Fullerton in 2010, and an Environmental Management certificate from the University of California, Irvine.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

Book - ISBN: 9780321750877
John W HIll, 13 ed, Prentice Hall

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START06/21/2021Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END08/29/2021Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---