Occupational Safety and Health Technology

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 meets the requirements of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals 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
TECM 1343 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry 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 4
ENGL 2311 Technical Writing 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Semester #3 (Fall)
EPCT 1305 Environmental Regulations Overview 3
EPCT 1341 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
OSHT 2305 Ergonomics and Human Factors in Safety 3
PSYC 2301
General Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
3
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester #4 (Spring)
OSHT 2309 Safety Program Management 3
OSHT 1321 Fire Protection Systems 3
EPCT 1313 Contingency Planning 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture/Creative Arts Select from Core Curriculum3
Choose from 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 Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours60

Part-Time Schedules

Certificate - Occupational Safety and Health Technology

Level One Certificate

Part-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
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2 (Spring)
EPCT 1305 Environmental Regulations Overview 3
OSHT 2401 OSHA Regulations - General Industry 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #3 (Summer)
EPCT 1313 Contingency Planning 3
OSHT 1321 Fire Protection Systems 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #4 (Fall)
OSHT 1313 Accident Prevention, Inspection and Investigation 3
OSHT 1309 Physical Hazards Control 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #5 (Spring)
OSHT 2305 Ergonomics and Human Factors in Safety 3
EPCT 1341 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
OSHT 2309 Safety Program Management 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
 Total Semester Credit Hours34

Associate of Applied Science - Occupational Safety and Health Technology

Part-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
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
Semester #2 (Spring)
OSHT 2401 OSHA Regulations - General Industry 4
TECM 1343 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry 3
ENGL 2311 Technical Writing 3
 Semester Credit Hours10
Semester #3 (Summer)
EPCT 1313 Contingency Planning 3
EPCT 1305 Environmental Regulations Overview 3
OSHT 1321 Fire Protection Systems 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
Semester #4 (Fall)
OSHT 1313 Accident Prevention, Inspection and Investigation 3
OSHT 1309 Physical Hazards Control 3
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I 4
 Semester Credit Hours10
Semester #5 (Spring)
EPCT 1341 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
OSHT 2305 Ergonomics and Human Factors in Safety 3
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum4
 Semester Credit Hours10
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 2309 Safety Program Management 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture/Creative Arts Select from Core Curriculum3
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours60
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