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Housing & Environment Courses
  • The courses listed in this section focus on home related health issues, home management, the home buying, renting and environmental concerns.
  • Course enrollment is free of charge.
  • Participants must pass a brief exam for credit.
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Housing Courses

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Testing for Radon in Child Care Setting
This course will teach what radon is and how to test for it. Additionally it will explain how radon can be a risk for children as well as adults. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 7.00
How to Control for and Remove Biological Pollutants in Child Care Settings
This course will teach you what biological pollutant are and how they get into child care facilities. It will also teach you ways to remove or control the various biological pollutants. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 7.00
Controlling for Combustion Pollutants in Child Care Settings
Combustion pollutants are gases (carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, etc.) that are produced from the burning of fossil fuels and tobacco. This course will teach you about common combustion pollutants found in facilities and how they affect the well-being of young children. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 7.00
Controlling Asthma Triggers in the Indoor Environment
This course will discuss common triggers and ways to reduce those triggers in the indoor environment. This course qualifies for 2 clock hours of credit for child care professionals.  
Credit Hours: 2 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 14.00
Reducing Asthma and Lead Risk in the Indoor Environment
This 2-hour course is designed to help you gain a better understanding of ways to reduce environmental triggers to asthma and lead risks found in homes and childcare facilities. A HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE.  
Credit Hours: 2 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 14.00
Reducing a Child’s Exposure to Asbestos and Lead in Child Care Settings
The Asbestos and Lead course will teach you how children can be affected by these two environmental pollutants and how to reduce their exposure. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 7.00
Home-Buying Process
This course takes one through the parts of the home-buying process. For many, buying a home is the largest purchase in their lifetime. The home buying process can be overwhelming. This course provides you with information that may save you unnecessary headaches and expenses. It is a guide through the complete process.  
Credit Hours: 8 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 9.00
Minimizing Potential Health Problems Associated with Household Products and Organic Gases
Household Products and Organic Gases will teach you what products you should be aware of and how they can affect ones health. It will also cover ways to minimize potential health problems.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 7.00
Renting a Home
For many, renting is the first step to homeownership and for others it is a long-term lifestyle. Whichever path you take, there are important things to consider including who will live with you, what you can afford, your housing needs and where you will live. There also are legal issues to consider such as the rental application and the rental agreement. In addition, it is important to know your responsibilities as the renter, the landlord´s responsibilities and how to move on when you are ready to rent somewhere else or buy a home. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 7.00