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Environmental Health and Safety Management - Cuyamaca College



The Cuyamaca Environmental Health and Safety Management program provides a curriculum that prepares new and continuing students for both immediate professional opportunities as well as furthering their educational pursuits at the bachelor's level and higher. Focused on the occupational health and safety and the environmental health arenas, the program occupies an unique niche enhancing students' knowledge regarding training, program development, regulatory compliance and program management; the Cuyamaca program is further differentiated by coupling the occupational and environmental fields, a distinguishing characteristic relevant on today's occupational arena.

We offer an Associate of Science degree and technician certificates in two areas: Environmental Management and Occupational Safety and Health Management.


Environmental Managers maintain EHS compliance with an emphasis on:

  • Water and wastewater treatment technologies and considerations
  • Hazardous waste
  • Hazardous materials
  • The regulatory environment, requirements and best practices related to the environmental health field
  • Emergency response
  • Toxicology and
  • Soil, air and water pollution

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Management

Occupational Safety and Health professionals assist employers in complying with industry best practices and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) regulations and standards by:

  • Developing site-specific health and safety programs
  • Conducting training and education sessions
  • Investigating accidents
  • Conducting inspections of the workplace and mitigating unsafe acts and unsafe conditions
  • Coordinating efforts with appropriate regulatory agencies.

Emphasis on hazardous agents in the work environment; regulations pertaining Safety and Health; occupational diseases and methods of prevention; industrial safety practices; monitoring techniques for airborne contaminants, noise, heat, illumination, and radiation; and the administration and management of safety programs.

The program emphasizes the importance of identifying hazardous conditions and agents in the work environment. As well, our programs highlight occupational health issues and their management in the workplace by not only understanding program components, but studying specifically hazards associated with:

  • airborne contaminants
  • noise, heat, illumination and other physical hazards
  • biological hazards, and
  • many other occupational health and safety concerns.
Last Updated: 05/20/2020
Faculty & Staff

James Breay
Julie Godfrey
Caton Harris
David Ivester

Together, EHSM faculty represent over 150 years combined experience in the field of Environmental Health and Safety that include management in regulatory compliance/ inspection, construction, environmental consultation, emergency response, and general industry. All members of the EHSM faculty team have worked in the field between 15-35 years, bringing to the classroom both knowledge and valuable wisdom which is paramount to a successful career in Environmental Health and Safety. EHSM faculty work in industry and are aware of industry needs, regulatory requirements, industry contacts, lessons learned, management techniques, and motivational skills to prepare students for the critical link between the classroom and the workforce.


Julie Godfrey
Department Coordinator
Phone: (619) 743-6033

  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
A Member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District