Environmental Management Certificate
environmental management certificate
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THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION’s certificates are designed to serve the need of matriculated and non-matriculated students interested in developing specific skills and knowledge for personal and/or professional development in their field of study. Certificates are usually credit based, taught by full and part time faculty, depending on the skill, experience, licensing, or certificate required. Certificates normally align with existing curricula and are offered at the Undergraduate and Graduate level.

THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION’s certificates are designed to serve the need of matriculated and non-matriculated students interested in developing specific skills and knowledge for personal and/or professional development in their field of study. Certificates are usually credit based, taught by full and part time faculty, depending on the skill, experience, licensing, or certificate required. Certificates normally align with existing curricula and are offered at the Undergraduate and Graduate level.  

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THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION’s certificates are designed to serve the need of matriculated and non-matriculated students interested in developing specific skills and knowledge for personal and/or professional development in their field of study. Certificates are usually credit based, taught by full and part time faculty, depending on the skill, experience, licensing, or certificate required. Certificates normally align with existing curricula and are offered at the Undergraduate and Graduate level.

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bachelor of science in business administration

Curriculum

Undergraduate Certificate Options
Students complete four undergraduate courses (12 semester hours) to earn an undergraduate certificate.

Graduate Certificate Options
Students select four graduate courses (12 semester hours) to earn a graduate level certificate.

Undergraduate Certificate in Environmental Management

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Analysis of how sociology can be used to study sport in society. Focuses on sports and sport-related behaviors as they occur in social and cultural contexts and uses concepts, theories, and research as tools that enable students to examine sports as a part of culture.

Objectives

  1. Describe the sociology of sports and reasons it should be studied.
  2. Relate modern social theories to better management and decision-making in sports.
  3. Evaluate the impact sociology of sports has on decision-making in high school and college sports.
  4. Describe how organized sports programs affect the socialization of children.
  5. Discuss principles and concepts of deviance and violence in sports.
  6. Assess societal issues that result from gender, race, and ethnic diversity in sports.
  7. Discuss commercialization of sports such as the role of money and power.
  8. Explain the global impact of sports.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Sports in society: Issues and controversies (Rev: 11th ed.)

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2015)
Author: Coakley, J. J.
ISBN: 978-0-07-802252-4
Price: $162.18

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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Examines the theoretical and practical implications of marketing in the sports industry by presenting a framework to help explain and organize the strategic marketing process. Offers a growing appreciation on the globalization of sports and an understanding of the ethical issues emerging in sports and their impact on sport marketing decisions.

Objectives

  1. Provide a framework or conceptual model of the strategic marketing process that can be applied to the sports industry.
  2. Evaluate the growing emphasis on the globalization of sport.
  3. Analyze current research in the area of sport marketing and interpret the results.
  4. Explain the ethical issues that are emerging in sports and their impact in sport marketing decisions.
  5. Offer a balanced treatment of all aspects of sports marketing at all levels by listing up-to-date treatments.
  6. Explain the concepts and theories unique to sports marketing and discuss basic principles in the context of sports.
  7. Interpret comprehensive coverage of the functions of sports marketing.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Sports marketing: A strategic perspective (Rev: 4th ed.)

Publisher: Prentice Hall (2009)
Author: Shank, M. D.
ISBN: 978-0-13-228535-3
Price: $125.26

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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Reviews the theory and practice of fundraising in sport-related fields and provides specific, helpful ideas for conducting fundraising activities in sports business. Combines fundraising theory and practical advice so learners can organize and develop fundraising plans.

Objectives

  1. Explain the fundraising process, to include the importance of fundraising.
  2. Explain the nature and principle of sport business.
  3. Identify different types of fundraising methods.
  4. Develop practical fundraising plans in sport programs and/or events.
  5. Discuss varied methods for implementing potential fundraising plans.
  6. Create a fundraising plan that includes how to induce potential sponsors.
  7. Recognize publicity and promotional tactics.
  8. Discuss personnel management in the operation of fundraising projects.
  9. Examine key legal issues that include, but are not limited to, liability concerns, risk management, and insurance matters.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Fundraising for sport and athletics

Publisher: Fitness Information Technology (2012)
Author: Leonard, R.
ISBN: 978-1-935412-33-5
Price: $74.10

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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A study of the principles of efficient management and leadership concepts as applicable to the sport industry. Focuses on principles and techniques of management relating to programs, facilities, special events, and personnel. Topics include key personnel issues in sport management situations; ethics, law, and governance in sport management; the role of the marketing process in sport administration; and economics, accounting, and budgeting.

Objectives

  1. Analyze the field of sport management.
  2. Examine sport management and governance.
  3. Explain the importance of ethics in sport sociology for sport managers.
  4. Classify issues in the sport business industry, to include social, cultural, legal, and economic.
  5. Explain the process of consumer decision-making in sport management.
  6. Describe organizational behavior in the context of the sport industry.
  7. Discuss career opportunities in the sport industry.
  8. Analyze the efficient management and leadership strategies used in labor-management relations to resolve disputes involving professional sports teams.
  9. Summarize the influence of marketing on sport management.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Contemporary sport management (Rev: 5th ed.)

Publisher: Human Kinetics (2014)
Author: Pedersen, P. M., & Thibault, L. (Eds.)
ISBN: 978-1-4504-6965-4
Price: $116.48

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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A comprehensive look at the skills necessary to successfully manage an emergency incident. Using nationally accepted standards, students analyze and apply the strategic considerations necessary to be successful on the fire ground. In addition, students gain valuable knowledge of the NIMS (National Incident Management System) as well as how to employ the Incident Command System (ICS) on the fire ground.

Objectives

  1. Identify the fundamentals of emergency incident systems such as Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  2. Discuss the responsibilities of emergency response personnel.
  3. Analyze the functions of command.
  4. Assess organizational health during a large-scale event to ensure appropriate personnel assignments.
  5. Compare cue-based and classical decision-making models.
  6. Describe how incident management is impacted by fire behavior.
  7. Summarize strategies for successful incident management on the scene of an emergency incident.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Firefighting strategies and tactics (Rev: 3rd ed.)

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning (2015)
Author: Angle, J. S., Gala, M. F., Jr., Harlow, T. D., Lombardo, W. B., & Maciuba, C. M.
ISBN: 9781284036435
Price: $97.12

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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Examines the philosophies and tactics of terrorist groups, and discusses emerging terrorism trends. Also covers the study of terrorism methodology, terrorist incident response, and managing the consequences of terrorist events.

Objectives

  1. Analyze the importance of a pre-attack threat assessment.
  2. Explain levels of emergency response to a possible terrorist event.
  3. Outline techniques of scene survey used to identify danger.
  4. Describe general scene management after a terrorist attack.
  5. Identify working zones at the scene of a terrorist attack.
  6. Describe the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  7. Evaluate methods for dispersing chemical warfare agents in a chemical weapons attack.
  8. Categorize the four methods of victim decontamination.
  9. Classify agents used in chemical weapons attacks.
  10. Characterize incendiary and explosive devices used by terrorists.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

McGraw-Hill homeland security handbook: Strategic guidance for a coordinated approach to effective security and emergency management (Rev: 2)

Publisher: McGraw-Hill (2012)
Author: Kamien, D. G. (Ed.)
ISBN: 978-0-07-179084-0
Price: (No information available)

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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Reviews the foundation in pollution prevention concepts and methods. Specific topics covered are improved manufacturing operations, life-cycle assessment, design considerations, economics, sustainability issues, fugitive emissions, and material and resource conservation.

Objectives

  1. Discuss the development of pollution prevention technologies.
  2. Identify key pollution problems.
  3. Assess pollution prevention methods at local, national, and global levels.
  4. Explain how political and societal concerns impact pollution and pollution prevention.
  5. Evaluate laws, standards, and best practices related to pollution prevention.
  6. Apply leadership and management techniques to resolve pollution prevention issues in the business/industrial environment.
  7. Discuss how various human populations are impacted by pollution.
  8. Describe the ecological impact of pollution.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Understanding environmental pollution (Rev: 3rd ed.)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press (2010)
Author: Hill, M. K.
ISBN: 978-0-521-73669-5
Price: $77.99

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

Graduate Certificate Environmental Management

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Description

A comprehensive look at the skills necessary to successfully manage an emergency incident. Using nationally accepted standards, students analyze and apply the strategic considerations necessary to be successful on the fire ground. In addition, students gain valuable knowledge of the NIMS (National Incident Management System) as well as how to employ the Incident Command System (ICS) on the fire ground.

Objectives

  1. Identify the fundamentals of emergency incident systems such as Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  2. Discuss the responsibilities of emergency response personnel.
  3. Analyze the functions of command.
  4. Assess organizational health during a large-scale event to ensure appropriate personnel assignments.
  5. Compare cue-based and classical decision-making models.
  6. Describe how incident management is impacted by fire behavior.
  7. Summarize strategies for successful incident management on the scene of an emergency incident.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Firefighting strategies and tactics (Rev: 3rd ed.)

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning (2015)
Author: Angle, J. S., Gala, M. F., Jr., Harlow, T. D., Lombardo, W. B., & Maciuba, C. M.
ISBN: 9781284036435
Price: $97.12

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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A study of the growing and increasingly intricate problems of controlling and processing the refuse created by urban society. Includes discussion of issues concerning regulations and legislation with major emphasis on solid waste engineering principles.

Objectives

  1. Assess the fundamental science and engineering principles of solid waste management.
  2. Evaluate the evolution of technologies related to solid waste management.
  3. Assess the political environment as it relates to solid waste and solid waste management.
  4. Summarize laws and standards related to solid waste management.
  5. Describe best practices of solid waste management in an urban society.
  6. Relate leadership and management principles to effective solid waste management.
  7. Examine the impact of solid waste on human populations.
  8. Solve solid waste related problems through collaborative methods of problem solving.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Solid waste engineering: A global perspective (Rev: 3rd ed.)

Publisher: Cengage Learning (2017)
Author: Worrell, W. A., Vesilind, P. A., & Ludwig, C.
ISBN: 9781305635203
Price: $174.41

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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An in-depth study of advanced pollution prevention practices with the preparation of a pollution prevention management plan. Emphasizes methodologies that achieve environmental compliance through less expensive pollution control methods.

Objectives

  1. Describe federal laws related to pollution prevention.
  2. Conduct life cycle analyses.
  3. Explain pollution prevention audits.
  4. Evaluate economics of pollution prevention strategies.
  5. Examine impact of corporate philosophy on pollution prevention.
  6. Describe pollution prevention strategies for various industries.
  7. Identify best available technologies for various industries.
  8. Evaluate the impact of pollution prevention on ecosystems and biological communities.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Materials and the environment: Eco-informed material choice (Rev: 2nd ed.)

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann (2013)
Author: Ashby, M. F.
ISBN: 978-0-12-385971-6
Price: $72.75

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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An in-depth study of advanced air quality control science and management practices. Addresses health effects, environmental impacts, monitoring, modeling, and treatment.

Objectives

  1. Describe methods for monitoring air pollution.
  2. Critique air pollutant modeling equations and/or software.
  3. Assess health effects of air pollution.
  4. Examine causes of indoor and outdoor air pollution.
  5. Evaluate health risks of air pollution exposure.
  6. Estimate the impact of air pollution on the environment.
  7. Evaluate air pollution control technologies.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Air quality (Rev: 5th ed.)

Publisher: CRC Press (2015)
Author: Godish, T., Davis, W. T., & Fu, J. S.
ISBN: 978-1-4665-8444-0
Price: $133.12

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]