Environmental Compliance Technician Associate Degree
Would you enjoy a job advising a business on how to keep government regulations that protect the environment? If that sounds like the career for you, Texas State Technical College can help. The Environmental Health & Safety Technology department offers a program to help you enter the workforce as an environmental compliance officer.
As an industry-based environmental compliance technician, you can help ensure that industry complies with environmental regulations, while not inhibiting economic progress. In the TSTC Environmental Compliance Technician Specialization, you can receive unique hands-on training in the practical skills needed to establish a career in a small- to mid-sized company or as part of an established team at a large corporation.
You'll receive training in government regulations about the generation and disposal of hazardous materials. You can also gain the skills to properly treat, store and dispose of materials generated by industrial processes and learn how to perform proper remedial actions if problems occur in the material management process.
As a student in the program, you'll receive extensive training in safety compliance standards outlined by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. You can also earn the certifications to enter controlled waste sites when necessary to fulfill job duties.
As a student, you'll develop the scientific background vital to an environmental compliance career with courses in biology, microbiology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics.