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2011 - 2012 CNM Catalog June 2011, Volume 44 
2011 - 2012 CNM Catalog June 2011, Volume 44 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Environmental Safety and Health

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The Environmental Safety and Health program has been permanently closed to all entering students including those wishing to declare the major for fall 2011. Current majors should contact the School of Math Science & Engineering for more information about completing the program.

Max Salazar Hall - Main Campus
Room 563 - 5th Floor
Phone: (505) 224-3561

School of Math, Science & Engineering


Math, Science & Engineering Office: (505) 224-3561, Academic Advisement and Career Development: (505) 224-4321

Program Description

Students will study the diverse fields of environmental sciences, safety and health, addressing such areas as biological and hazardous waste, air and water quality, domestic and industrial waste, workplace safety, energy management and recycling. Classes include classroom and laboratory study.

An associate of applied science degree is offered. Students who complete specific courses may receive the following training certifications:

  • 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations Training Car
  • 10-Hour OSHA General Industry Training Car
  • 30-Hour OSHA General Industry Training Car
  • 8-Hour Confined Space Entry Training Car
  • 8-Hour Red Cross Workplace First Aid/CPR Training Card

Special Requirements

Students will be required to obtain medical clearance for the use of respiratory protection equipment and will be responsible for the cost of Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification cards.

Career and Educational Opportunities

Courses prepare students for entry-level jobs in the environmental protection field and in industry as environmental health and safety technicians. Coursework also provides skills for upgrade/advancement for individuals currently employed with industry. Department of Labor projections indicate job opportunities for technicians will continue to grow.

The AAS degree prepares students for jobs as entry-level environmental technicians for government departments or in private industry. The AAS degree is also transferable to certain 4-year degree programs.

Transfer and articulation agreement information is available at cnm.edu/depts/academicaffairs/oeu/Articulation_Agreements/CNN_ CollegeofSantafe_Enrivonmental0001.pdf

Exit competencies (see Program Exit Competencies ) for this program of study are available at cnm.edu/exitcomp.

For the graduation policy refer to the Moving On  section, cnm.edu or the Students tab in my CNM.

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