Health, Safety and Environmental Technology, Associate in Applied Science Degree

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Program Description for Health, Safety and Environmental Technology

Health, safety and environmental technicians protect employees and the public by controlling hazards in the workplace. HSET professionals apply the principles of math, science, engineering, communications and economics to the protection of people, property and the environment. The HSET 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 Health, Safety and Environmental Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science - HSET
  • Certificate - HSET Safety emphasis
  • Certificate - HSET Environmental emphasis

Job Outlook for for Health, Safety and Environmental Technology

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.

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  1. Fall 2015 16-week online courses start August 24 and end December 11, 2015.
  2. Fall 2015 enrollment continues through August 21, 2015.Several 8-week online courses are offered starting October 19, 2015 and end December 11, 2015. Contact Dominique Petrillo (see contact information link above) through October 16, 2015 to enroll.