Free Environmental Technician Training Program
Anyone interested in a career as an environmental technician can apply now for SFCC’s free Environmental Technician training program, which provides the training, skills and certifications necessary to enter a wide range of job opportunities in the environmental profession.
The free training runs Mondays through Fridays at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road. The intensive 5-week training program classes provide certifications and skills for entry-level job positions:
- General Hazardous Waste Site Worker (HAZWOPER) 40 hours
- CPR and First Aid
- Forklift Operator (8 hours)
OSHA Construction Standards, 30 hours
- Confined Space Entry and Non-Entry Rescue (8 hours)
- Solid Waste Management (8 hours)
- Hazardous Waste Management (RCRA) (24 hours)
- Phase I and Phase II Environmental Assessments (16 hours)
- Environmental Sampling (24 hours)
- DOT HazMat (16 hours)
The training also will help students to become career-ready with assistance preparing résumés and practicing interviewing techniques.
Applicants must be able to attend the entire five-week program, have a high school diploma or GED, be 18 years or older, be fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus, be able to lift 30 pounds and must be unemployed, underemployed or low-income. Veterans are encouraged to apply.
The program is possible through a $200,000 grant SFCC received from the Environmental Protection Agency.
For more information and to fill out an application, visit www.sfcc.edu/epa. Still have questions? Contact Evelyn Gonzales at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-428-1866 or Janet Kerley at email@example.com or 505-800-8765.