Environmental Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

Certificate Continuing Ed Technical Degree

Analytical, cautious, and efficient: If you check these boxes, join a field where safety is the top priority. Our program trains you to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control conditions that lead to unsafe working environments. 

Program at a Glance

The job of the environmental health and safety manager focuses on analysis, prevention, planning, evaluation, promotion, and compliance. Educational requirements can range from technical certificates to graduate degrees.

Career Opportunities

  • Safety/Environmental Specialists
  • Safety/Environmental Engineers
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Risk Management Specialists
  • Occupational Physicians 
  • Occupational Health Nurses

Earning Potential

  • Occupational Health and Safety Technician: $56,766 per year 
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialists: $81,641 per year 

Source: Texas Wages



Environmental Health and Safety Technology, AAS

Technical Degree
The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares you for an entry-level career.This sequence of courses gives students deepening knowledge in areas such as chemicals, structures, protocols, and industry standards.
Length 2 Years
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 60 credits for this program in four terms.

Environmental Health and Safety Technology, Level 2 Certificate

The Level 2 Certificate prepares you for the degree program, an entry-level career, or advancement in your current career.The EHST program teaches several disciplines, including biological, chemical, physical, mathematical, and health sciences. In addition, you’ll get an introduction to occupational health and safety concepts.
Length 6 Months
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 34 credits for this certificate in two terms.

Forklift Operator Certification, Course

Continuing Ed
Advance your career with this continuing and professional development course.Open up new opportunities in your career with a forklift operator certification.
Length Under 3 Months
The 7-40 contact hours for this course take less than one term.
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San Jac Opens LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology

Environmental Health and Safety Student
This building has been many years in the making. Many of our industry partners … provided insight and expertise on everything from building design, curriculum programming, and creating a safety culture to equipment and software recommendations. This facility has truly been designed by industry, for industry.”
Dr. Brenda Hellyer
San Jacinto College Chancellor
The new, cutting-edge training facility is located on the Central Campus, in the heart of the largest petrochemical manufacturing complex in the United States, where 90 companies operate 132 plants within a 13-mile radius.

Any Questions?

We’re happy to answer your questions and tell you more. Call us at 281-478-2712 or reach a member of our department.
Joseph Zwiercan
Dept Chair, Industrial Tech
(281) 998-6150x1352
Tony Rich
Dir, CPD Applied Tech/Trades
(281) 478-3687
Taylor Herbert
Sr Administrative Assistant
(281) 478-3698
Shawn Dickerson
Dept Chair, Process Tech
(281) 998-6150x1188