This program prepares students for employment as safety and occupational health professionals in the general, construction, and service industries; in insurance accident prevention; in government agencies; and in non-profit organizations.
Type of Credential
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
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 program prepares students for employment as safety and occupational health professionals in the general, construction, and service industries; in insurance accident prevention; in government agencies; and in non-profit organizations. The program provides students with a strong foundation in essential safety management principles and practices that permits them to work effectively as professionals and paraprofessionals in diverse work environments. Students interested in transferring to a bachelors program (or higher) are well prepared for success in the 4-year and graduate-level university setting.
Graduates should expect to find employment as safety and health technicians, safety and health specialists, accident investigators, and occupational safety and health program staff assistants. Such positions are found in general industry, service organizations, the construction industry, and in loss control organizations. Similar positions are found in federal, state, and local governments.
A degree in Occupational Safety and Health is the minimum educational requirement to sit for the associate safety professional and certified safety professional designation exams. The OSHT program is also excellent preparation for these and lesser certification exams.
Students who choose this curriculum and desire to transfer courses to a four-year college should check with the program coordinator and/or an academic advisor. While many courses will transfer, certain specialized courses may not. Higher level chemistry and math course work may also be advised.