May 25, 2020
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.
Type of Credential
Contacts and Additional Information
CCBC Catonsville, Wendy Whitcomb
443-840-4919 or email@example.com
- Health Workforce Shortage Program
- Classes offered only at the Catonsville campus
- Opportunities for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - For Occupational Safety and Health Technology, see Portfolio. Several General Education classes also have PLA opportunities.
- Articulation and Transfer Agreements
This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.
Courses Needed for This Program*
Program Requirements and Electives - 28 Credits
Total Credits Required for Certificate: 28*
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.
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.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
- advise organizational management regarding the establishment of an effective, cost saving occupational injury and illness prevention program via the:
- establishment of a safety management system,
- development of a positive safety culture, and
- application of proven safety principles and practices;
- provide effective safety and health training to all levels of an organization based upon recognized training methods;
- conduct hazard analyses to identify workplace hazards and develop cost effective control strategies for the identified hazards;
- apply basic industrial hygiene principles to conduct preliminary health hazard assessment to determine appropriate plans of actions;
- function effectively in construction safety, either as a safety professional working for contractors or as safety representatives of the property owner;
- apply regulatory and voluntary safety standards to ensure compliance and employee safety,
- 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
- 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.