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Environmental Health & Safety

Award Type: Associate in Science

The Associate in Science in Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) program is a comprehensive program providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in EH&S roles across various sectors, including industry, government agencies, agriculture, and more. The program emphasizes the ability to identify, assess, and mitigate environmental and occupational hazards, promoting a culture of safety and sustainability.

The graduate of the Associate in Science in Environmental Health & Safety will:

  • Describe the major laws and regulations governing environmental health and safety at federal, state, and local levels.
  • Recognize and classify different types of hazards including chemical, physical and biological.
  • Discuss strategies and techniques for mitigating environmental and occupational risk.
  • Examine impacts of human activities on natural resouces.

Program Requirements

A major of 37 units is required for the degree.

The following are the course requirements for the degree:

Course Number Course Title Units
BIOL 100 Introductory Biology 4.0
CHEM 120 Introductory Chemistry 4.0
EMS 102 First Aid & Safety 3.0
ENVT 101 Introduction Environmental Health & Occupational Safety 3.0
ENVT 111 Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety Laboratory 1.0
ENVT 150 Hazardous Materials General Site Worker – 40 Hr. 2.0
ENVT 152 Identification and Assessment of Hazardous Materials 3.0
ENVT 153 Industrial Safety 1.0
ENVT 154 Monitoring and Sampling 2.0
ENVT 159 Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste Permitting 1.0
ENVT 160 Air and Water Pollution Permitting Compliance 2.0
MATH 123 Elementary Statistics 4.0
MT 115 Lean Manufacturing 3.0
PHYS 141 General Physics 1 4.0


Other program requirements: in addition to the major course requirements above choose an additional 4-unit biology course, and a 4-unit chemistry course to total the required 30 units for the degree.

General Education Requirements

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