Compliance with regulatory requirements, remediation, and planning for sustainability greatly influences corporate operational issues and business decisions. Therefore, we are all responsible for ensuring that people working on the front line in these areas have the right knowledge, competencies, skills, and confidence to do a professional job.

This program gives you an opportunity to learn about global trends that influence our environment and the living conditions, and how different management systems and approaches are used around the world to manage the environment.

This certificate takes it one step further and provides you with the ability to apply environmental management and assessment tools that are needed to be an effective practitioner.

$ 2,990
Executive Certificate
3 months


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.


Occupational summary for environmental engineers in the US.

Source: Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.

  • 54,656

    Annual Job Openings (2019)

  • 9.6%

    Projected Growth (2019-2029)

  • $87k

    Median Salary (Highly experienced workers can earn up to $137k)


  • 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

Introductory Chemistry of Hazardous Materials
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.
Legal and Regulatory Framework of Environmental Management
Enhance your understanding of the state and federal legal and regulatory system as it relates to environmental management. Increase your knowledge of topics including: the legislative and regulatory history of major environmental programs at the federal, state and local levels; principals of land use governance; hazardous materials rules; air and water quality regulations; the permitting process; natural resource protections, and other elements of the environmental legal and regulatory framework. Additionally, we will look at the public and private “players” in this arena and the essential roles they play in establishing environmental policy and crafting and implementing law and regulations.
Chemical and Physical Principles of Environmental Management
Enhance your knowledge of the application of physical and chemical principles to solving environmental problems. Gain new insight into the scientific process as used in environmental management. Learn an interdisciplinary approach using chemistry, physics, geology, meteorology, bioremediation and engineering principles to identify, evaluate and manage multi-media environmental problems.
Biological Principles of Environmental Management
Extensive exposure to contaminants released in environmental and occupational settings can impact human and environmental health. Students will gain an understanding of the biological principles relating chemical exposures to adverse human and environmental health outcomes. Students will also explore current thinking on public and environmental health; environmental risk assessment; environmental risk management and control; and, regulatory perspectives. Students will be able to apply information obtained from toxicological and environmental health studies to the process of assessing, managing and controlling environmental risks.


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