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, English; including Technical Writing and Psychology.

The graduates will be trained to manage safety and health programs, perform safety inspections, audits, develop safety controls and ensure compliance with the OSHA standards and regulations. The AAS degree program will comply with the requirements of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals to sit for the ASP/CSP exam 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

Certificate1 - Occupational Safety and Health Technology

Full-Time Student Schedule, Fall Start Day

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
OSHT 1313 Accident Prevention, Inspection and Investigation 3
OSHT 1309 Physical Hazards Control 3
OSHT 2401 OSHA Regulations - General Industry 4
OSHT 1301 Introduction to Safety and Health 3
EPCT 1305 Environmental Regulations Overview 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester #2 (Spring)
OSHT 1321 Fire Protection Systems 3
OSHT 2305 Ergonomics and Human Factors in Safety 3
EPCT 1341 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
OSHT 1305 OSHA Regulations - Construction Industry 3
OSHT 2309 Safety Program Management 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #3 (Summer)
EPCT 1313 Contingency Planning 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
 Total Semester Credit Hours34
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.

Certificate1 - Occupational Safety and Health Technology

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule, Fall Start Night

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
OSHT 1313 Accident Prevention, Inspection and Investigation 3
EPCT 1341 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
OSHT 2401 OSHA Regulations - General Industry 4
OSHT 2309 Safety Program Management 3
OSHT 1301 Introduction to Safety and Health 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester #2 (Spring)
OSHT 1321 Fire Protection Systems 3
OSHT 2305 Ergonomics and Human Factors in Safety 3
OSHT 1305 OSHA Regulations - Construction Industry 3
OSHT 1309 Physical Hazards Control 3
EPCT 1305 Environmental Regulations Overview 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #3 (Summer)
EPCT 1313 Contingency Planning 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
 Total Semester Credit Hours34
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate. 

Certificate1 - Occupational Safety and Health Technology

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule, Spring Start Day

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Spring)Semester Credit Hours
OSHT 1321 Fire Protection Systems 3
OSHT 2305 Ergonomics and Human Factors in Safety 3
OSHT 1305 OSHA Regulations - Construction Industry 3
EPCT 1341 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
OSHT 1301 Introduction to Safety and Health 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #2 (Summer)
EPCT 1313 Contingency Planning 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #3 (Spring)
OSHT 1313 Accident Prevention, Inspection and Investigation 3
OSHT 1309 Physical Hazards Control 3
OSHT 2401 OSHA Regulations - General Industry 4
OSHT 2309 Safety Program Management 3
EPCT 1305 Environmental Regulations Overview 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
 Total Semester Credit Hours34
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.

Certificate1 - Occupational Safety and Health Technology

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule, Spring Start Night

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Spring)Semester Credit Hours
OSHT 1321 Fire Protection Systems 3
OSHT 2305 Ergonomics and Human Factors in Safety 3
OSHT 1305 OSHA Regulations - Construction Industry 3
OSHT 1309 Physical Hazards Control 3
OSHT 1301 Introduction to Safety and Health 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #2 (Summer)
EPCT 1313 Contingency Planning 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #3 (Fall)
OSHT 1313 Accident Prevention, Inspection and Investigation 3
EPCT 1341 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
OSHT 2401 OSHA Regulations - General Industry 4
OSHT 2309 Safety Program Management 3
EPCT 1305 Environmental Regulations Overview 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
 Total Semester Credit Hours34
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate. 

Associate of Applied Science - Occupational Safety and Health Technology

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
OSHT 1313 Accident Prevention, Inspection and Investigation 3
OSHT 2401 OSHA Regulations - General Industry 4
OSHT 1301 Introduction to Safety and Health 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Semester #2 (Spring)
OSHT 1321 Fire Protection Systems 3
OSHT 2305 Ergonomics and Human Factors in Safety 3
OSHT 1305 OSHA Regulations - Construction Industry 3
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4
 Semester Credit Hours13
Semester #3 (Summer)
EPCT 1313 Contingency Planning 3
PSYC 2301
General Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #4 (Fall)
OSHT 1309 Physical Hazards Control 3
EPCT 1341 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
Semester #5 (Spring)
EPCT 1305 Environmental Regulations Overview 3
OSHT 2309 Safety Program Management 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture/Creative Arts Select from Core Curriculum3
Select one of the following: 3
Composition II  
Leadership  
Problem Solving and Decision Making (Capstone)  
Business Report Writing and Correspondence  
Introduction to Computing  
Public Speaking  
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester #6 (Summer)
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum4
ENGL 2311 Technical Writing 3
 Semester Credit Hours7
 Total Semester Credit Hours60

Part-Time Schedules

Certificate1 - Occupational Safety and Health Technology

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule, Fall Start Day

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
OSHT 1313 Accident Prevention, Inspection and Investigation 3
OSHT 1301 Introduction to Safety and Health 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2 (Spring)
OSHT 1321 Fire Protection Systems 3
OSHT 1305 OSHA Regulations - Construction Industry 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #3 (Summer)
EPCT 1313 Contingency Planning 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4 (Fall)
OSHT 2401 OSHA Regulations - General Industry 4
EPCT 1305 Environmental Regulations Overview 3
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #5 (Spring)
OSHT 2305 Ergonomics and Human Factors in Safety 3
EPCT 1341 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #6 (Fall)
OSHT 1309 Physical Hazards Control 3
OSHT 2309 Safety Program Management 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours34
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate. 

Certificate1 - Occupational Safety and Health Technology

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule, Fall Start Night

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
OSHT 1313 Accident Prevention, Inspection and Investigation 3
OSHT 1301 Introduction to Safety and Health 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2 (Spring)
OSHT 1321 Fire Protection Systems 3
OSHT 1305 OSHA Regulations - Construction Industry 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #3 (Summer)
EPCT 1313 Contingency Planning 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4 (Fall)
OSHT 2401 OSHA Regulations - General Industry 4
EPCT 1305 Environmental Regulations Overview 3
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #5 (Spring)
OSHT 2305 Ergonomics and Human Factors in Safety 3
OSHT 1309 Physical Hazards Control 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #6 (Fall)
EPCT 1341 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
OSHT 2309 Safety Program Management 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours34
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate. 

Certificate1 - Occupational Safety and Health Technology

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule, Spring Start Day

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Spring)Semester Credit Hours
OSHT 1321 Fire Protection Systems 3
OSHT 1301 Introduction to Safety and Health 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2 (Summer)
EPCT 1313 Contingency Planning 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #3 (Fall)
OSHT 2401 OSHA Regulations - General Industry 4
OSHT 1313 Accident Prevention, Inspection and Investigation 3
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #4 (Spring)
OSHT 1305 OSHA Regulations - Construction Industry 3
EPCT 1305 Environmental Regulations Overview 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #5 (Fall)
OSHT 2309 Safety Program Management 3
OSHT 1309 Physical Hazards Control 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #6 (Spring)
OSHT 2305 Ergonomics and Human Factors in Safety 3
EPCT 1341 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours34
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate. 

Certificate1 - Occupational Safety and Health Technology

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule, Spring Start Night

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Spring)Semester Credit Hours
OSHT 1321 Fire Protection Systems 3
OSHT 1301 Introduction to Safety and Health 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2 (Summer)
EPCT 1313 Contingency Planning 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #3 (Fall)
OSHT 2401 OSHA Regulations - General Industry 4
OSHT 1313 Accident Prevention, Inspection and Investigation 3
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #4 (Spring)
OSHT 1305 OSHA Regulations - Construction Industry 3
EPCT 1305 Environmental Regulations Overview 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #5 (Fall)
OSHT 2309 Safety Program Management 3
EPCT 1341 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #6 (Spring)
OSHT 2305 Ergonomics and Human Factors in Safety 3
OSHT 1309 Physical Hazards Control 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours34
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate. 

Associate of Applied Science - Occupational Safety and Health Technology

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
OSHT 1313 Accident Prevention, Inspection and Investigation 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2 (Spring)
OSHT 1305 OSHA Regulations - Construction Industry 3
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #3 (Summer)
EPCT 1313 Contingency Planning 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture/Creative Arts Select from Core Curriculum3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #4 (Fall)
OSHT 2401 OSHA Regulations - General Industry 4
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum4
 Semester Credit Hours8
Semester #5 (Spring)
OSHT 1301 Introduction to Safety and Health 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #6 (Summer)
Select one of the following: 3
Composition II  
Leadership  
Problem Solving and Decision Making (Capstone)  
Business Report Writing and Correspondence  
Introduction to Computing  
Public Speaking  
PSYC 2301
General Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #7 (Fall)
OSHT 1309 Physical Hazards Control 3
ENGL 2311 Technical Writing 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #8 (Spring)
OSHT 2305 Ergonomics and Human Factors in Safety 3
OSHT 1321 Fire Protection Systems 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #9 (Fall)
EPCT 1305 Environmental Regulations Overview 3
OSHT 2309 Safety Program Management 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #10 (Spring)
EPCT 1341 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
 Total Semester Credit Hours60