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Safety, Compliance and Leadership

Western Colorado Community College (WCCC) is an open admission, comprehensive community college serving the higher education needs of the region. Quality education is our number one priority - from our facilities to our instructors who are experts in their respective fields.

WCCC is geographically positioned to be the western slope provider of safety and compliance training. With easy access and a state of the art facility supported by the latest in technology, it is a convenient and comfortable environment for learning.


Profit...Increases the profitability of the businesses by minimizing the costs associated with injuries, lost time, insurance and potential fines and penalties.

Saves you time...By establishing technical training in Grand Junction or Montrose your company can eliminate long commutes to and from class locations.

Saves you money...There are no travel costs (e.g., mileage and lodging) when training is conducted locally.

Flexible schedule...When training is offered on a monthly basis, you have more opportunities to attend without disrupting your work and deadlines.

Customizable....We will also customize class topics and class dates/times to accommodate your company and your needs. Let us know how we can help!

Our classes and instructors are dedicated to helping employers develop and retain a skilled workforce and meet their regulatory and client commitments.

Courses and Descriptions

View the most current safety class schedule via PDF by clicking on the link below.

Business Safety, Compliance and Leadership classes for Fall 2016

Register for these classes by clicking on the link below and then selecting the button that says "Register Online". Once you are at that location, click on the Safety and Compliance category to register for any class. If you have any issues, please call us at 970.255.2800.

Register for Safety, Compliance and Leadership Classes

OSHA 10, General Industry and Construction

This 10-hr course will introduce participants to OSHA policies, procedures, standards and general industry safety and health principles. Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive an OSHA 10-hr General Industry card.

OSHA 30, General Industry and Construction

The 30-hr course is a comprehensive safety program designed for safety coordinators, management, team leads and personnel who are involved in general industry. Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive an OSHA 30-hr General Industry card.

8-hr HAZWOPER Refresher

This course is for employees trained in hazardous waste operations or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards and are required to attend a yearly refresher course as mandated by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120. Verification of completion of 24-hr or 40-hr class required. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive an HAZWOPER Refresher card.

24-hr HAZWOPER (29 CFR 1910.120 (q))

This operations level HAZWOPPER course covers issues on hazard recognition at work sites. Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a 24-hr HAZWOPER card. Manuals will be provided.

40-hr HAZWOPER (29 CFR 1910.120 (q))

This course is specifically designed for employees who work with hazardous materials or respond to hazardous spills in the work location. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a 40-hr HAZWOPPER card.

8-hr First Responder (29 CFR 1910.120 (q))

This course is designed for all employees who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous materials release and will be responsible for initiating the appropriate response sequence. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive an 8-hr First Responder card.

Confined Space Awareness

In this 4-hr course, attendees will learn proper Confined Space Entry techniques. Applicable OSHA standards (1910.146 and 1926, Subpart C) will be covered thoroughly. Topics include confined spaces, permit-required confined spaces, PPE, physical and atmospheric hazards, air monitoring, and permits. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a Confined Space Entry Competent Person card.

First Aid/CPR/AED/BBP (Blood Borne Pathogens)

Prepare your staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. This course covers first aid, adult CPR, AED (automated external defibrillator) and BBP (Blood borne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission) training. This portion meets OSHA's revised Blood borne Pathogens Standard and teaches participants how blood borne pathogens are spread, how to prevent exposures and what to do if exposed to infectious materials.