Occupational Safety and Health Technology

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Occupational Safety and Health Technology program is designed to provide students with multidisciplinary knowledge concerning well-known hazards and risks, and the elimination or reduction of work-related fatalities, injuries, and risk reduction. Students will develop skills used in supporting and monitoring of compliance in organizations regarding hazard and risk assessment, controls, and established procedures for their management. The CCL is best suited for students interested in broadening their professional skills and knowledge of the occupational safety and health field.

Details

Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5859
Total Credits Required
37-40
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Design effective occupational safety and health training that meets workplace needs.
  2. Accurately interpret workplace occupational safety and health performance measurements for effective and continual improvement.
  3. Solve applied science problems, using the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary to perform basic occupational safety and health functions.
  4. Conduct experiments or test theories.
  5. Analyze and interpret data using scientific methods.
  6. Analyze the benefits and consequences of making legal, moral, and sustainable occupational safety and health actions.
  7. Communicate in various settings, both orally and in writing, using professional standards.
  8. Collaborate with individuals in a culturally responsive manner.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors

$69,090

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
OSH106AC Industrial Safety Upon completion of this course with a C or better and in-class participation requirements , students may obtain an OSHA 30-hour card for general industry.
Offered Fall semester only
3
CON271 Construction Safety 3
MAT112 Mathematical Concepts and Applications OR Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course
Recommend MAT15+ College Algebra/Functions or higher for transfer to STEM degree
3–6
HMT/OSH101 Introduction to Occupational Safety, Health, and Environmental Technology Critical course Gateway course Offered Fall semester only 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
OSH102 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene Offered Spring semester only 3
OSH107 Occupational Safety Principles and Practice Offered Spring semester only 3
OSH189AA Professional Leadership Development for Occupational Safety and Health I Offered Spring semester only 1
OSH206 Risk Management and Loss Control 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
OSH218 Ergonomics Offered Fall semester only 3
OSH203 Health and Safety Program Management I Offered Fall semester only 3
FAC/OSH240 Facilities Special Systems and Codes Offered Fall semester only 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
OSH211 Industrial Safety Management Systems and Performance Indicators Offered Spring semester only 3
AJS/DPR/FSC148 Fundamentals of Emergency Management 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
OSH106AC Industrial Safety Upon completion of this course with a C or better and in-class participation requirements , students may obtain an OSHA 30-hour card for general industry.
Offered Fall semester only
3
HMT/OSH101 Introduction to Occupational Safety, Health, and Environmental Technology Critical course Gateway course Offered Fall semester only 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
OSH102 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene Offered Spring semester only 3
OSH107 Occupational Safety Principles and Practice Offered Spring semester only 3
OSH189AA Professional Leadership Development for Occupational Safety and Health I Offered Spring semester only 1

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CON271 Construction Safety 3
OSH218 Ergonomics Offered Fall semester only 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
OSH206 Risk Management and Loss Control 3
AJS/DPR/FSC148 Fundamentals of Emergency Management 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
OSH203 Health and Safety Program Management I Offered Fall semester only 3
FAC/OSH240 Facilities Special Systems and Codes Offered Fall semester only 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
MAT112 Mathematical Concepts and Applications OR Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course
Recommend MAT15+ College Algebra/Functions or higher for transfer to STEM degree
3–6
OSH211 Industrial Safety Management Systems and Performance Indicators Offered Spring semester only 3
Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Occupational Safety and Health Technology (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=143713).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.