This program prepares students for a variety of careers in the environmental, health and safety technology (EHST) field. Students who enjoy working outdoors can choose the Environmental Field Technology option, which emphasizes skills in air monitoring; water, ground water and soil sampling; chemical emergency response actions; and generally evaluating and cleaning up environmental contamination. The EHST Management option focuses on skills for compliance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, whether in private industry, government or the consulting field. Interested students must complete a program application and are encouraged to meet with the Program Manager for program course sequence. Upon successful completion of the EHST program pre-requisite courses, the student will be accepted into the EHST program.

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Related Training and Credentials

Program Admission Requirements

  • Interested students are required to complete a program application and are encouraged to meet with the Program Manager for program course sequence. Upon successful completion of the EHST program pre-requisite courses, the student will be accepted into the EHST program.
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II  or appropriate score on English Placement Test, except with departmental permission.
  • MATH-0955 Beginning Algebra or appropriate score on Math Placement Test, or higher except with departmental permission.

Other Information

  • Interview with Program Manager strongly recommended.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Effectively and efficiently contribute to an organization’s environment, health and safety programs.
  2. Recognize, evaluate, and control workplace hazards and environmental stressors.
  3. Recognize and administer quality-assurance and quality-control protocols and methodologies to ensure data integrity and reliability for sampling, reporting, permitting, and compliance.
  4. Recognize, interpret, and explain environmental, health and safety laws and regulations.
  5. Evaluate environmental, health and safety conditions in the workplace and effectively and efficiently explain, both orally and in writing, the appropriate control methods.
  6. Evaluate, select, and apply environmental health and safety technologies and software applications.
  7. Articulate the value of a safe workplace and environmental stewardship.
  8. Effectively and efficiently transfer environmental, health and safety knowledge.
  9. Understand and demonstrate ethical behavior in environmental health and safety.

Note: Select option (a) or (b) before beginning this program.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
EHST-1301 Introduction to Environmental Technology 3
MATH-1xxx 1000-level MATH course or higher 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
Honors Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
EHST-1310 Introduction to Environmental Law 4
EHST-1350 Health and Safety in the Workplace 3
Select one of the following: 4
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory 1
 
Environment, Ecology, and Evolution
and Environment, Ecology, & Evolution Laboratory 2
 
Select one of the following: 4
Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry 3  
Honors Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry  
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
EHST-2341 Hazardous Material Transportation 2
EHST-2361 Environmental Sampling and Analysis 4
HLTH-1230 Standard First Aid and Personal Safety 1
Arts and Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement 3
Select one of the following: 2
EH&S Management Systems (Option A)  
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (Option B)  
Select one of the following: 4
Emergency Planning and Response
and Risk Assessment (Option A)
 
Physical Geology
and Lab in Physical Geology (Option B)
 
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Semester
ENG-2151 Technical Writing 3
EHST-2390 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management 3
EHST-2940 Field Experience 1
EHST-2991 Professional Practice 3
Arts and Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement 3
Select one of the following: 2-3
Business Communication (Option A)  
Honors Business Communications (Option A)  
EHST-2xxx 4
EHST Elective course (Option B) 
 Credit Hours15-16
 Total Credit Hours61-62

Options

(A) Option A (Environmental, Health and Safety Management)

EHST-2220EH&S Management Systems2
EHST-2351Emergency Planning and Response2
EHST-2380Risk Assessment2
Select one of the following:3
Business Communication
Honors Business Communications
Additional program courses53-54
Total Credit Hours62-63

(B) Option B (Environmental Field Technology)

EHST-1330Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response2
EHST-2xxxEHST Elective course 2
ESCI-1410Physical Geology3
ESCI-141LLab in Physical Geology1
Additional program courses53-54
Total Credit Hours61-62