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Catalog 2015-16 
Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Occupational Safety and Health Technology Certificate

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Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.

Program Requirements and Electives - 28 Credits

Total Credits Required for Certificate: 28*

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.


Program Description

A certificate in Occupational Safety and Health will be awarded to students completing the pattern listed with a 2.0 GPA or higher. This program is designed for students preparing to enter the safety and health field and for those currently working in safety and occupational health who desire updating or cross training. It is also an option for students already possessing a higher-level degree.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. advise organizational management regarding the establishment of an effective, cost saving occupational injury and illness prevention program via the:
    1. establishment of a safety management system,
    2. development of a positive safety culture, and
    3. application of proven safety principles and practices;
  2. provide effective safety and health training to all levels of an organization based upon recognized training methods;
  3. conduct hazard analyses to identify workplace hazards and develop cost effective control strategies for the identified hazards;
  4. apply basic industrial hygiene principles to conduct preliminary health hazard assessment to determine appropriate plans of actions;
  5. function effectively in construction safety, either as a safety professional working for contractors or as safety representatives of the property owner;
  6. apply regulatory and voluntary safety standards to ensure compliance and employee safety,
  7. continue on towards associate or higher degrees in safety, industrial hygiene, science, business management, fire science, environmental management, homeland security, human resource management, and other areas of interest to the student; and
  8. sit for the terminal professional certification of Certified Safety Professional, after the requisite years of experience and if they already possess at least a Bachelor’s degree in any subject.

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