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Catalog 2014-2015 
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Occupational Safety and Health Technology Certificate

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Health Workforce Shortage Program

Total Credits Required for Certificate: 27*

*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101  course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101  during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the certificate to 28 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

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.

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.

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