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Environmental Health and Safety Management > Requirements for Degrees / Certificates

CONTACT FOR THIS PROGRAM:

Dan Hopwood

Phone: (619) 660-4296

TOTAL UNITS

AS Degrees are awarded when students have completed the General Education Requirements plus 41-46 units of department classes which consists of:

• 38-41 units of core department requirements

• Plus a minimum of 3-5 units of specialized Electives.


Certificates are awarded when students have completed  27-29 units of department classes.

An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.

Environmental Health
and safety management

REQUIREMENTS for Degrees / Certificates

This degree and certificate program provides entry level skills as well as upgrading and/or refining of existing skills of individuals employed in the field of Environmental Health and Safety Management.

The curriculum prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions in an environmental technology or related major.

Courses are designed for students pursuing careers in Environmental Management and Occupational Safety and Health with an emphasis on:

  • Training
  • Regulatory compliance and program development
  • Consulting
  • Pollution prevention
  • Recycling
  • Remediation
  • Conservation
  • Program management

Review the Cuyamaca catalog class descriptions and the Degrees/Certificates PDFs for additional details.


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Environmental Management
UNITS

Associate in Science Degree Requirements:

Course Name Units
BIO 112 Contemporary Issues in Environmental Resources 3
BIO 130 General Biology 1 3
BIO 131 General Biology 1 Laboratory 1
CHEM 115 Fundamentals Of Chemistry 4
EHSM-100 Introduction To Environmental And Occupational Safety And Health (OSH) Technology 4
EHSM-110 Pollution Prevention 3
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
EHSM-230 Safety And Emergency Response 4
EHSM-240 Cooperative Work Experience 1-4
Select one of the following electives:
Course Name Units
CIS 110 Principles of Information Systems 4
COMM 122 Public Speaking 3
SPAN 120 Spanish 1 5

 

Environmental Technician
UNITS

Students who complete these requirements qualify for a certificate as an Environmental Technician.

Course Name Units
EHSM-100 Introduction To Environmental And Occupational Safety And Health (OSH) Technology 4
EHSM-110 Pollution Prevention 3
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
EHSM-230 Safety And Emergency Response 4
EHSM-240 Cooperative Work Experience 1-4

 

Occupational Safety And Health (OSH) Management
UNITS

Associate in Science Degree Requirements:

Course Name Units
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-145 Construction 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
EHSM-230 Safety And Emergency Response 4
EHSM-240 Cooperative Work Experience 1-4
BIO 130 General Biology 1 3
BIO 131 General Biology 1 Laboratory 1
CHEM 115 Fundamentals Of Chemistry 4
Select one of the following electives:
Course Name Units
COMM 122 Public Speaking 3
CIS 110 Principles of Information Systems 4
SPAN 120 Spanish 1 5
Occupational Safety And Health (OSH) Technician
UNITS

Students who complete these requirements qualify for a certificate as an Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Technician.

Course Name Units
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-240 Cooperative Work Experience 1-4
Select two of the following electives:
Course Name Units
EHSM-205 Safety And Risk Management Administration 4
COMM 122 Public Speaking 3
EHSM-230 Safety And Emergency Response 4
Dual Degree- Environmental and Occupational MGR.
UNITS

Students who complete the 3 classes below and have met all other degree requirements for both degrees will receive a Dual Degree- as an Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Manager as well as an Environmental Manager.

Course Name Units
EHSM-100 Introduction To Environmental And Occupational Safety And Health (Osh) Technology 4
EHSM-200 Hazardous Materials Management (HMM) Applications 4
EHSM-230 Safety And Emergency Response 4
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General Education Requirements

To earn your AA or AS degree, or to move on to higher education, you must also complete the General Education Requirements.  Because there are occasional updates, check with a counselor for the most current information.

Career Technical Education

This web site is supported by Carl D. Perkins VTEA IC funds through the System. Office, California Community Colleges,
Grant #08-C01-020

Revised  July 24, 2012
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