Apply now for 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 September 20 through October 21 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 https://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.