Environmental Health and Safety Management
Nearly every industry worldwide needs environmental health and safety management. In compliance with federal, state, and local legislation, EHS professionals will support businesses lessening their impact on the environment and reducing risks and hazards in their workplaces. Hazard management includes air, soil, and water pollution, hazardous chemicals and wastes, solid waste, ergonomics, workplace safety, chemical, physical, and biological exposures, noise and lighting hazards, recycling, and sustainability management. EHS also provides emergency response to chemical, biological and nuclear spills and provides compliance with emergency response planning.
The Environmental Health and Safety Management department offers degrees and certificates to provide entry-level skills or upgrade and refine existing skills to perform EHS functions in manufacturing, healthcare, laboratory research, construction, and maritime industries. The programs are specifically designed to prepare students to interpret, analyze and implement various regulations, interpret injury and illness data, and minimize chemical, biological, and physical hazards for employees and the environment. This program emphasizes multicultural applications for training, digital literacy, professional written communications, leadership, and teamwork.
Environmental Health and Safety Technician/Specialist
Toxic Waste Specialist
Hazardous Waste Technician
HAZWOPER Emergency Response
Industrial Hygiene Technician
Environmental Protection Specialist
Air Quality Specialist
Phase 1 Investigator
Phase 2 Sampling Technician
COVID-19 Program Management
Environmental Management Associate in Science
California leads the United States in environmental protection and sustainability efforts, creating a demand for environmental technicians and specialists in every region and most industries. Whether serving entry-level students or refining the skills of existing EHS professionals, students in the EHSM department will receive innovative hands-on training, in-depth regulatory comprehension, and work experience in air, water, hazardous waste, solid waste, and pollution prevention topics. The program prepares students in a broad understanding of environmental topics currently affecting the local, state, federal, and global populations while including culturally sensitive management techniques. Graduates earning an associate degree in Environmental Management may work as a technician or specialist serving hazardous waste, solid waste, environmental health and safety, environmental sciences, sustainability, water pollution, and air pollution industries.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Perform work-related functions according to current industry standards.
- Assess and resolve work-related problems using current industry-specific tools and resources.
- Communicate effectively to prospective clients, managers and coworkers in a workplace setting.
- Abide by industry regulations regarding occupational health and safety, and/or environmental standards.
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
|EHSM-100||Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Technology||4|
|EHSM-150||Hazardous Waste Management Applications||4|
|EHSM-200||Hazardous Materials Management (HMM) Applications||4|
|EHSM-210||Industrial Wastewater and Stormwater Management||4|
|EHSM-215||Air Quality Management||3|
|Select one of the following:||1-4|
|Cooperative Work Experience|
|EHS Field Applications|
|General Biology I|
and General Biology I Laboratory
|Principles of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology|
|Select one of the following:||4-5|
|Preparation for General Chemistry|
|General Chemistry I|
|Select one of the following:||3-5|
|Principles of Information Systems|