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Associate in Applied Science



Environmental Health & Safety

EHSS Overview

Campus Location(s): Business & Technology
Program Coordinator: James Wellman, 816.604.5422

Degree and Certificates Awarded

Creating Opportunities: Meet Amberlee

AmberLee O'Brien dreams of being an environmental scientist. With a certificate from the Environmental Health & Safety program at MCC-Business & Technology, she is on her way to that goal as an environmental technician at Terracon. Read Amberlee's success story.

What You'll Learn

Environmental health and safety technicians help protect people and the environment from exposure to hazardous materials, and protect workers from injury or illness.

  • Environmental technicians deal with conservation of resources, pollution prevention, water and air quality and waste disposal concerns.
  • Safety professionals conduct training and investigate accidents. They may manage emergency preparedness, audits and inspections, fire protection and regulatory compliance.
  • They diagnose equipment problems through the analysis of test results, machine error messages and information obtained from operators
  • Companies often hire one person to manage all of the above responsibilities.

What You'll Do and Where You'll Work

You can work as an environmental technician, laboratory technician, safety inspector, safety director, environmental manager, water quality specialist, waste management specialist and much more. Our alumni work for government agencies, manufacturing companies, utility companies.

What You'll Make

The average salary in this field is $42,000 per year nationally and $40,000 per year in the state of Missouri. This field has a job growth rate of more than 10 percent.

When you'll be in class

Classes start every eight weeks. Our MCC-BTC campus is one of the premier places in the nation to get health and safety education. Part of your education includes interpreting and applying the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Occupational Health & Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

Our courses help you prepare for exams such as Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), and Certified Hazardous Materials Management.

Students who have already successfully completed OSHA 511 and OSHA 7845 training qualify to receive credit for EHSS 200 Safety and Health Regulations and Hazards. To request credit by certification, contact the campus enrollment manager. There is no charge for this credit.

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Last Modified: 7/28/16