Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Management (HAZWOPER)

About the program

HAZWOPER is the acronym for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. HAZWOPER training is primarily for individuals that will be engaging or supervising in operations related to hazardous/dangerous waste sites. OSHA recommends HAZWOPER training for the following workers: emergency responders, workers engaged in clean-up of uncontrolled hazardous chemicals, and workers involved in the treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous substances at facilities related to general industries.

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6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.




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Additional Information

Course topics include:

  • Introduction to OSHA

  • Hazard Communication

  •  Levels of Protection

  • Respirators

  • Hazardous Materials

  • Hazardous Waste

  • Drums and Containers

  • Decontamination

  • Toxicology


Successful students receive

  • An HCC Certificate of Completion
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Management Certification through New Environment Inc.
  • Wallet card with your name & certification number


To request more information about this course click on the link below to fill out and submit a questionnaire form. A member from the Industrial Technology & Energy department will contact you as soon as possible.

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Steps to Enroll

If you already have an HCC student ID Number, then skip to Step 2.

STEP 1. Online Admission to Houston Community College – Please click on the “Apply to HCC” button below to start the online application.


Standard Admission to Houston Community College- Please complete CEU enrollment form and submit by email to hcc.ite@hccs.edu. (A member from the department will contact you)


STEP 2. To enroll in class - Log in to your student account. On your Student Homepage click on Continuing & Adult Ed Classes. Use the 5- digit CRN [Class Nbr] that corresponds to the course you wish to register for.


STEP 3. Pay for the course(s) - From your Student Homepage click on Financial Account to pay online.

Program Director, Andrew Johnson III

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response