Rural Waste Management and Spill Response

College of Rural and Community Development
Bristol Bay Campus
907-842-5109
www.uaf.edu/rural/

Occupational Endorsement

The occupational endorsement in rural waste management and spill response provides education and training in how to handle management municipal waste. Emphasis is placed upon providing students with the skills and experience necessary to implement solutions to challenging solid waste stream issues facing rural waste managers. The program introduces students to best practices in waste management that are in compliance with state and federal governmental regulations. Exceptional focus is placed on workplace safety and students are assessed on proficiency in operational safety and safety planning. Upon completion of the occupational endorsement, students will be prepared to help protect rural communities from many of the environmental risks associated with waste disposal by safely managing municipal solid and hazardous waste streams.

Complete the following admissions requirement:

  • Be at least 16 years old by the first day of the semester in which you are admitted.

Occupational Endorsement Program

Minimum Requirements for Occupational Endorsement: 10 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Occupational Endorsement Requirements
Complete the occupational endorsement requirements.
Major Requirements
ABUS F183Professional Skills for Job Hunt1
ENVI F110Introduction to Water Quality I: Measurement1
ENVI F115Rural Solid and Hazardous Waste Management1
ENVI F116Rural Alaska Landfill Opertor1
ENVI F117Community Spill Response1
FIRE F110Introduction to Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response3
Select 2 credits of the following:2
Microcomputer Spreadsheets
Introduction to Facilities Maintenance
Introduction to the National Environmental Policy Act
Internship in Environmental Studies
Field Techniques for Environmental Technicians
First Aid and CPR
Grant Writing for Community Development
Introduction to Utility Management
Advisor approved elective
Total Credits10