Occupational Safety and Health Technology

The Occupational Safety and Health Technology program will prepare students for careers in the occupational safety and health field where they will identify, analyze and control hazards of the workplace. Graduates will develop a strong background in safety, health and environmental topics as well as the core sub-disciplines of chemistry, math, science, and technical writing.

Graduates will be trained to manage safety and health programs; perform safety inspections and audits; develop safety controls and ensure compliance with the OSHA regulations. The AAS degree program meets the requirements of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) to sit for the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) exams (with the required years of professional experience).

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for either a Certificate or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health Technology, students must have completed the prescribed courses listed in this catalog with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or better, and pass each class listed in the prescribed course of study with a grade of “C” or better.

Stackable Credentials

Full-Time Schedules

Certificate - Occupational Safety and Health Technology

Level One Certificate

Full-Time Student Schedule, Fall Start

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
OSHT 1301 Introduction to Safety and Health 3
OSHT 1305 OSHA Regulations - Construction Industry 3
OSHT 1309 Physical Hazards Control 3
OSHT 1313 Accident Prevention, Inspection and Investigation 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester #2 (Spring)
EPCT 1305 Environmental Regulations Overview 3
EPCT 1341 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
OSHT 2305 Ergonomics and Human Factors in Safety 3
OSHT 2401 OSHA Regulations - General Industry 4
 Semester Credit Hours13
Semester #3 (Summer)
EPCT 1313 Contingency Planning 3
OSHT 2309 Safety Program Management 3
OSHT 1321 Fire Protection Systems 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
 Total Semester Credit Hours34

Associate of Applied Science - Occupational Safety and Health Technology

Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
OSHT 1301 Introduction to Safety and Health 3
OSHT 1305 OSHA Regulations - Construction Industry 3
OSHT 1313 Accident Prevention, Inspection and Investigation 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #2 (Spring)
OSHT 1309 Physical Hazards Control 3
OSHT 2401 OSHA Regulations - General Industry 4
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I (Procees Tech) /Occupational Safety)(030) 4
ENGL 2311 Technical Writing 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Semester #3 (Summer)
EPCT 1313 Contingency Planning 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4 (Fall)
BIOL 1406
Biology for Science Majors I
or Anatomy & Physiology I
4
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
OSHT 2305 Ergonomics and Human Factors in Safety 3
EPCT 1341 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
EPCT 1305 Environmental Regulations Overview 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester #5 (Spring)
BMGT 2309
Leadership
or Introduction to Computing
3
OSHT 1321 Fire Protection Systems 3
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
OSHT 2309 Safety Program Management 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours60
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