SFCC opens applications for free Environmental Technician Training from Sept. 20 through Oct. 21 at SF HEC

SFCC opens applications for free Environmental Technician Training
Sessions run September 20 through October 21, 2021
at Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Community College– 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 September 20 through October 21 Mondays through Fridays at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road. This 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. The initiative will help advance economic opportunities and address environmental justice issues in underserved communities. Sponsors and partners include: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Northern New Mexico College, Eight Northern Indian Pueblo Council, U.S. EPA and AGC New Mexico. In the spring, SFCC will offer other training sessions at Northern New Mexico College.

For more information and to fill out an application, visit https://www.sfcc.edu/epa. Still have questions? Contact Evelyn Gonzales at evelyn.gonzales@sfcc.edu or 505-428-1866 or Janet Kerley at janet.kerley@sfcc.edu or 505-800-8765.

Santa Fe Community College celebrates its 40th Anniversary as the pathway to success for individuals and the community. SFCC provides affordable, high-quality programs that serve the academic, cultural, and economic needs of the community. The college welcomes over 10,000 students per year in credit, noncredit, workforce training, personal enrichment, and adult programs.
A “Best for Vets” and a “Military Friendly” school.

Visit sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1000.

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