Environmental Resource Management & Pollution Prevention (ERM&P2) Program

ERM&P2 Program

Welcome to the
Environmental Resource Management & Pollution Prevention (ERM&P2) Program !

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We offer two vocational Certificates as well as an AA Degree majoring in the interrelated fields of:

  • Environmental Resource Management: Sustainable use, management, and protection of our fundamental environmental resources:
    • Air
    • Water
    • Land
    • Food
    • Climate
    • Materials extracted from the earth, including wood, fossil fuels, and various minerals/mined materials.
  • Pollution Control, Prevention and Cleanup: Addressing:
    • Air Pollution & Climate Change
    • Water Pollution
    • Land Contamination
    • Trash & Garbage
    • Hazardous Waste, including Chemical, Radioactive, and Medical Waste

Upon completion, students are prepared for employment as Environmental Management/ Pollution Prevention Specialists in a wide range of positions and settings, including working for

  • Government Agencies (Federal/State/Local)
  • Business/Industry
  • Non-Profit Organizations/Public Interest Groups
  • Professional Consulting Firms

AA-degree earners can also seek transfer opportunities to colleges and universities offering Bachelor's degree programs in Environmental Studies and Environmental Science, including:

  • CSUs (San Jose State, San Francisco State, Sonoma State, CSU-East Bay, etc.)
  • UCs (UC-Berkeley, UC-Davis, UC-Santa Cruz, etc.)
  • Private Schools (Santa Clara University, University of San Francisco, etc.)
  1. Register as a DeAnza student (if you haven't already)
  2. Register for classes.
  3. Set up your Educational Plan using DegreeWorks, DeAnza's academic planning tool.

NOTE: The introductory course for the ERM&P2 major is ES 50 (Intro to Environmental Resource Management & Pollution Prevention).

  • If you are seeking a vocational Certificate, it is recommended that you start with the ES 50 course.
  • If, instead, you are pursuing an Associates (AA) Degree, it is recommended that you start off with the required foundational courses first (namely: ES 1, ES 2, ESCI 1, and ESCI 1L).
  • If you just want to "check out the major," you should sign up for ES 50.

See the Academic Advising Info & Resources webpage for more information.

      General Program Brochure, 2017-18 (PDF)
Certificates of Achievement Description and Course Requirements, 2017-18 (PDF)
      AA Degree Description and Course Requirements, 2017-18 (PDF)

Jeff Staudinger, Program Coordinator & Lead Instructor Photo


Faculty Webpage


Environmental Resource Management & Pollution Prevention (ERM&P2) Program Building: 212 Kirsch Center
Contact: Jeff Staudinger
Phone: 408-864-5318 sizeplaceholder

Last Updated: 9/25/17