Environmental Technology

Environmental Technology

Program Overview

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.

Contact

Public Safety Department, Public Safety Training Complex, Lompoc Valley Center
Celestina Middleton, Department Secretary
Phone: 805-735-3366 ext. 3282
tperalez@hancockcollege.edu

Hours

Fall/Spring: 
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Jose Alvarez

Jose Alvarez
Agribusiness Student

"I feel lucky to have discovered the agribusiness program at Allan Hancock College. The faculty and staff are so helpful and encouraging. With their help I realized how much I want to work in the wine industry and one day own my own winery. The facilities in the new Industrial Technology Complex are top of the line. I can basically be a part of the process of planning, growing and marketing wine on campus. Not many community colleges offer their students the same opportunities."
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Last Modified Jul 30, 2014