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EVSP412 - Environmental Management Systems

Course Details

Course Code: EVSP412 Course ID: 3346 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

A major trend among world corporations and public agencies is the creation of formal environmental management systems. Official certification of such plans by a third party auditor marks the end of planning and the start of implementation. ISO 14001 certification is a complicated and labor-intensive process, but it can bring great tangible and intangible benefits. This course will study the process, and then apply it to six case studies.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • LO-1: Describe the elements of an Environmental Management System.
  • LO-2: Explain the scope and process of the preparatory review.
  • LO-3: Explain the steps to obtaining ISO-14001 Certification.
  • LO-4: Create sections of an EMS plan that meet certification requirements.
  • LO-5: Integrate EMS and QMS standards.
  • LO-6: Evaluate the success of an EMS program.
NameGrade %
Forums 24.00 %
Forum 1 3.00 %
Forum 2 3.00 %
Forum 3 3.00 %
Forum 4 3.00 %
Forum 5 3.00 %
Forum 6 3.00 %
Forum 7 3.00 %
Forum 8 3.00 %
Exercises 28.00 %
1 Site/Topic Selection, Environmental Policy Statement 4.00 %
2 NSF EMS Demonstration Project Report 4.00 %
3 EMS Plan Performance Objectives 4.00 %
4 EMS Outline 4.00 %
5 Integration Plan 4.00 %
6 Implementation Plan 4.00 %
7 Auditing Plan 4.00 %
Case Studies 20.00 %
1 Well-known corporation 4.00 %
2 Local government 4.00 %
3 Small business 4.00 %
4 Federal agency or program 4.00 %
5 Nonprofit organization 4.00 %
Final Project 20.00 %
Final Project 20.00 %
Final Assessment 8.00 %
Final Assessment 8.00 %

Required Readings

See the Lessons section of the classroom for readings and weekly lecture notes

Additional Resources

Please go to the program guides in the APUS Library for additional resources: Environmental Science: http://apus.libguides.com/environmental_science

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) - American Public University System provides
  • Microsoft Office 365 to AMU/
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.