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Environmental Health & Safety

Award Type: Certificate of Achievement

The curriculum prepares students to enter the rapidly growing field of hazardous materials handling. Students desiring transfer to a four-year college or university should consult a counselor for specific transfer information.

The graduate of the Certificate of Achievement in Environmental Health & Safety will:

  • Demonstrate the skill set necessary for a successful career in Fire Service, Environmental Technology, and/or Emergency Medical Services.
  • Show knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations and codes pertaining to safety and efficiency in all risk emergencies and scenarios pertaining to fire, safety, and/or medical services.

Program Requirements

A major of 30 units is required for the certificate.

Course Number Course Title Units
BIOL 120 Humans and the Environment 3.0
ENVT 101 Introduction to Environmental Hazardous Materials 3.0
ENVT 150 Hazardous Materials General Site Worker – 40 Hr. 2.0
ENVT 151 Hazardous Materials-Site Supervisor 1.0
ENVT 152 Identification and Assessment of Hazardous Materials 3.0
ENVT 153 Industrial Safety 1.0
ENVT 154 Monitoring and Sampling 2.0
ENVT 155 Respiratory Protection—Administration 0.5
ENVT 156 First Response Operational 1.0
ENVT 157 First Aid for HAZMAT Workers 1.5
ENVT 158 Hazardous Waste Minimization and Emissions Reduction 1.0
ENVT 159 Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste Permitting 1.0
ENVT 160 Air and Water Pollution Permitting Compliance 2.0

Recommended elective:

Course Number Course Title Units
ENVT 199 Special Topics in ENVT 0.5 - 2.5 units

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 certificate. 


Last Modified Apr 16, 2024