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Environment, Health, and Safety Technology

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The Environment, Health, and Safety Technology program prepares students for employment as technicians in the industrial hygiene, occupational safety, and environmental technology fields. The program is designed to provide students with a strong education in the relevant regulations to enable them to work as effective compliance officers and initial emergency response technicians. The program offers a concentrated core of courses that examine regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency; Occupational, Safety, and Health Act; and Department of Transportation which govern safety issues in work environments. These courses are complemented by lab and lecture courses addressing such subjects as occupational safety, environmental management,and industrial hygiene.

Graduating students are prepared for environmental safety or occupational safety technician positions in industrial, research, health care, and institutional facilities. The Associate in Applied Science degree may be completed in six semesters in the evening and through distance learning options. Certificate programs are available in Environmental Management, Occupational Health, Occupational Safety, and Occupational Health Management. All classes are offered in the evenings or via distance learning. For further information or questions, contact Patrick Coin at 919-536-7230 ext. 8059.

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