Sep 18, 2020  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health & Safety

Program Description

The Environmental Health & Safety program will prepare students for employment as front-line health & safety technicians or managers required in many industries throughout the Midwest. This program is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in safety, industrial environmental regulations and compliance, hazardous materials handling and safe storage in industrial, medical, and educational environments. The Environmental Health & Safety (ENHS) coursework is available through on-line blended delivery leading to certificate, diploma, and degree award options focused on advanced programming in industrial safety. Select courses in the applied certificate are available through the Training and Development division for face to face delivery.  Students may have the opportunity to transfer into a bachelor program in industrial safety. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Environmental Health and Safety graduates are prepared to:

  • Examine safety, construction, and environmental regulations.

  • Implement occupational standards.

  • Identify the principles of industrial hygiene.

  • Integrate a safety training program in the workplace.

Career Opportunities

A variety of employment opportunities are available. These opportunities exist within manufacturing, medical facilities, educational institutions, and government. Graduates from this program take entry level positions as technicians that may lead to positions as environmental health & safety directors, occupational health specialist, industrial hygiene consultants, environmental engineering technicians or government regulatory agents. Career and employment services are provided by the college.

Typical Program of Study

To assist students in determining the sequence of courses they might take to complete their educational goal, the proposed program of study is provided.  A student’s final program of study will be influenced by factors such as placement test scores, prior college experiences, course availability, transfer requirements, program admission requirements, and special areas of interest.  A student intending to major in this program must consult with his/her advisor prior to any academic planning and registering.


Completion of the Enviromental Health & Safety Applied Certificate is equivalent to ENHS 1010, 1020, 1030, & 1040.


Associate of Applied Science