Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, there has been a steady increase in workplace injuries, illnesses, and death. California has the second-highest demand for Occupational Safety and Health technicians in the United States. OSH Technicians inspect workplaces, evaluate hazards, train employees, implement personal protective equipment programs, and help employers comply with safety regulations from local, state, and federal regulatory agencies. The EHSM program has developed a broad range of classes to ensure students have experience and in-depth understanding of safety inspections, air, noise, ventilation, radiological and biological testing, ergonomic services, and providing workplace illness and injury programs. We offer specialty courses in construction and laboratory safety. Students completing the associate degree in OSH management will obtain jobs as an Occupational Safety and Health Technician or Specialist, Environmental Safety and Health Technician or Specialist, Safety Technician or Specialist, Industrial Hygiene Technician or Specialist, and Risk Manager.
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-130||Environmental/Occupational Health Effects of Hazardous Materials||3|
|EHSM-135||General Industry Safety Standards||3|
|EHSM-200||Hazardous Materials Management (HMM) Applications||4|
|EHSM-201||Introduction to Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health||4|
|EHSM-205||Safety and Risk Management Administration||4|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Laboratory Safety Management|
|Construction Safety Standards|
|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|