Environmental, Health and Safety, Associate in Applied Science Degree

Program Description for Environmental, Health and Safety

EHS Students putting on safety gearEnvironmental, 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.)

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 6% during the 2018-2028 about as fast as the average for all occupations. Specialists and technicians will be needed in a wide variety of industries to ensure that employers adhere to both existing and new regulations.  Median annual wages of occupational health and safety technicians were $70,480 in May 2019. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $43,630 and the top 10 percent earned more than $89,720.

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


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Contact: Lorene McLaughlin, ltmclaughlin@eicc.edu563-441-4127

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

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