Occupational Health and Safety

Associate in Science
Career/Technical (Major Code: A1973)

Emphasis on the recognition, evaluation, and control of hazardous agents in the work environment; regulations pertaining to the California and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration; the toxicological effects of hazardous agents in the workplace, occupational diseases and methods of prevention; industrial safety practices; the administration and management of safety programs; and monitoring techniques for airborne contaminants, noise, heat, illumination, and radiation.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Speak authoritatively and actively to present training information to others and then listen to their feedback to confirm the quality of training presented.
Program Requirements
BIOL 190HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY4
CHEM 100INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL CHEMISTRY4
EHMT 100INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY4
EHMT 130INTRODUCTION TO TOXICANTS3
EHMT 201INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH4
EHMT 260OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY3
EHMT 261OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT3
EHMT 230SAFETY AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE4
Select 4-8 units of the following:4-8
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE I
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE II
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE III
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IV
Total Units33-37
Recommended Electives
BIOL 211INTRODUCTION TO CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY4
BIOL 265GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY4
MATH 119ELEMENTARY STATISTICS4

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.

A forty-hour HAZWOPER certification that meets OSHA requirements for 29 CFR 1910.120 is given upon the successful completion of EHMT 230.