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2022 - 2023 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental, Health, and Safety, AAS

Campus: Online

The Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) program prepares students to be safety and environmental technicians who protect employees and the public by controlling hazards in the workplace. EHS professionals apply the principles of math, science, engineering, communications and economics to the protection of people, property and the environment. The EHS 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. The entire degree and various certificates can be completed online.

The AAS is a 64-credit hour award. The first 16 credit hours consist of all course work required of the 16 credit hour certificate. The certificate and the next 16-credit hours consists of all course work required of the 32-credit hour diploma. The remaining 32 credit hours required for the AAS focus on legal aspects of occupational safety and health, contingency planning and incident management, and industrial hygiene.

Plan of Study

Term Total: 16.00 Credits

Term Total: 16.00 Credits

Term Total: 16.00 Credits

Term Total: 16.00 Credits

AAS Total: 64.00 Credits


1 The Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) Certificate is embedded in HSE 200 . Certification is awarded upon complete of the course.

2 The DOT Hazardous Material Certificate is embedded in HSE 230 . Certification is awarded upon complete of the course.

Students are recommended to sit for their OSHA certifications separate from Environmental, Health and Safety courses.

Students enrolled in the Environmental, Health and Safety program can complete the OSHA certification through EICC”s Continuing Education courses at a reduced cost of half-price.

Recommended progression of OSHA Certification

Upon completion of Term 1

  • OSHA 10-hour Construction
  • OSHA 10-hour General Industry

Upon completion of Term 2

  • OSHA 24-hour Spill Response
  • OSHA 40-hour Waste Site Worker

Upon completion of Term 4

  • OSHA 30-hour Construction
  • OSHA 30-hour General Industry

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.