Environmental, Health and Safety, Associate in Applied Science Degree

Program Description for Environmental, Health and Safety

Environmental, Health and Safety technicians protect employees and the public by controlling hazards in the workplace. EHS professionals apply the principles of math, science, engineering, communications and economics to the protection of people, property and the environment. The EHS program focuses on environmental, health and safety regulations and compliance. Graduates are trained to assist an organization in the management of hazardous materials and wastes, to protect workers and the environment, and to minimize the organization's Worker's Compensation.

(Entire degree can be completed online, at one of the lowest costs in the country.)

EHS Students putting on safety gear

Award Options for Environmental, Health and Safety

Job Outlook for for Environmental, Health and Safety

Employment of occupational health and safety technicians is expected to increase 13 percent during the 2010-20 decade, faster than the average for all occupations, reflecting a balance of continuing public demand for a safe and healthy work environment against the desire for fewer government regulations. Median annual wages of occupational health and safety technicians were $45,330 in May 2010. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $27,580, and the top 10 percent earned more than $72,220.

For details, please visit this link http://www.bls.gov/ooh/ new window

EHS Students in safety gear


Printable Factsheet (PDF) new window

Contact: Kari Hanson, Online Advisor, 563-441-4127

Locations: Clinton Community College, Muscatine Community College, Scott Community College

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