Hazardous Materials provides the up to date information required to meet the minimum job performance requirements as outlined by the National Fire Protection Association Standard 472 (Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents)
Admission is open to anyone who has a high school diploma or equivalent and at least 18 years old, but students wanting to take this course should be enrolled in Fire Science classes. Prerequisites: Fire Science 1100.
There are no National or State Certifications for Hazardous Materials.
This course is delivered online. Computer knowledge, access to a computer, having an internet service provider (such as AOL, MSN, etc), and knowing how to operate a computer are necessary to access this course and perform web searches. Communications will be asynchronous and interacting with your fellow students will greatly enhance your learning experience. Students taking this course will have diverse knowledge and ideas should be shared. Course content will be broken into units and assignments will be due at the end of each unit. A schedule will be supplied when the student accesses the course in Blackboard.
It is suggested that students access each area in COD Online, prior to registration, to see if online learning is right for them.
For more information about the Fire Science Program and Certificates at College of DuPage, refer to our Fire Science Program website.