Environmental Health and Safety
The Allan Hancock College Environmental Health and Safety program was developed in
conjunction with the California Community Colleges to protect the natural resources of California through the proper management, use,
and disposal of environmentally sensitive materials. Our goal is to provide the knowledge
and skills necessary to create successful environmental technicians. We are training
students to make pollution prevention a reality.
The field of Environmental Health and Safety involves the management, conservation
and protection of the natural environment and resources through regulatory compliance
while promoting sustainability. Environmental Health and Safety careers apply principles
of math, science, technology, engineering, communications, economics, and law to ensure
product, environment, and worker health and safety.
The program is designed around the mandatory training and education requirements from
the Office of Homeland Security:
Our curriculum offers courses certified by the California Specialized Training Institute. Hands-on, relevant skill based training is built into the program, allowing you
to enter into a career in a wide variety of occupations related to environmental health
and safety after graduation inclusive of: air quality, waste/hazardous waste management,
occupational safety and health, laboratory services, natural resource management,
site management, and water and wastewater, each requiring employees with Environmental
Health and Safety skill sets. The focus is on basic principles and techniques used
to identify, evaluate, and manage or mitigate hazards in the workplace.
Public Safety Department, Public Safety Training Complex, Lompoc Valley Center
Celestina Middleton, Department Secretary
Phone: 805-735-3366 ext. 3282
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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The first engineering class I took at Allan Hancock College was really challenging for me, but I thanked the counselor who showed me the way to the MESA program. There I was overwhelmed by all the resources offered and especially by all the students taking the same classes. Study groups with MESA students really made it easier for me to achieve. I am happy to say that I made it this far not only because of my determination to achieve a higher education, but also because of the wonderful people that I met at Hancock who encourage students to go the extra mile and accomplish their dreams.
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