Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

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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Brent Jordan

Brent Jordan
Fire Academy Student

"I chose the fire technology program at Allan Hancock because of what it can provide for me. It's giving me a step above the other academies and throughout the state. Graduates of this academy have gone on to be the chiefs and the captains that are going to be hiring us, so when we go in for interviews by being able to say that we graduated at this academy they know what we've experienced. Allan Hancock College has provided me with the physical and mental capabilities through the classroom training we do each day and the physical training we do each morning. This academy pushes you to your boundaries and then you begin to work on those weaknesses; your weaknesses then become your strengths so you're actually growing as a person. Allan Hancock has made a difference in my life it's really taught me who I am and where I want to be."
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Last Modified Dec 15, 2014