The Environmental, Health and Safety Technology Certificate Degree Program is a course of study designed to provide students with a well-rounded education in environmental, health and safety compliance, training and field knowledge. The EHST Post-Degree Professional Certificate is designed for those students seeking to broaden their knowledge, enhance their skills and utilization of technology, and obtain additional safety training certificates applicable to the environmental, health, industrial hygiene, and safety fields. Students must already possess a college degree (associate or higher), although the degree may be in any subject area. Interested students must complete a program application and are encouraged to meet with the Environmental Health and Safety Technology Program Manager to obtain important program information, understand course sequences, and development of student's academic plan.

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This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

Learn more about how certificate credits apply to the related degree.

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Program Admissions Requirements

  • Student applicant must complete a program application and is strongly encouraged to meet with the EHST Program Manager before enrolling in any EHST course.
  • Applicant must have already completed an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university. The degree may be in any subject area.

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 and benefits of a safe workplace and environmental stewardship.
  8. Effectively and efficiently train others in environmental, health and safety.
  9. Understand and demonstrate ethical behavior in environmental health and safety.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
EHST-1301 Introduction to Environmental Technology 3
EHST-1310 Introduction to Environmental Law 4
EHST-1351 Safety and Health in the Workplace: OSHA 30 General Industry, OSHA 10 Construction, First Aid/CPR 1 3
MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics (or higher) 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
EHST-xxxx EHST elective course2
EHST-xxxx EHST elective course2
EHST-2341 Hazardous Material Transportation 2
EHST-2352 Evacuation and Emergency Planning 2 2
EHST-2390 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management 3
EHST-2991 Professional Practice 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours30