Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

Program Overview

Environmental Health and Safety

The Environmental Health and Safety program at Allan Hancock College is designed to meet training and education requirements of oversight agencies inclusive of the following:

  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA/CalOSHA)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA/CalEPA)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)

This affords our students the opportunity to pursue training and education leading to a degree, certificates, employment, and career advancement in a continually evolving and expanding industry.

The field of environment health and safety involves the management, conservation and protection of the natural environment and resources through regulatory compliance while promoting sustainability. Environmental health and safety is a career field applying principles of math, science, technology, engineering, communications, economics, and law to ensure product, environment, and worker health and safety.

Our curriculum offers courses certified by the California Specialized Training Institute. Hands-on, relevant skill based training is built into the program, allowing you to enter into a career in a wide variety of occupations related to environmental health and safety after graduation. The focus is on basic principles and techniques used to identify, evaluate, and manage or mitigate hazards in the workplace.


Public Safety Department, Public Safety Training Complex, Lompoc Valley Center
Celestina Middleton, Department Secretary
Phone: 805-735-3366 ext. 3282


Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Last Modified Sep 19, 2016