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Occupational Safety & Health Technology

Health Sciences

Do you want a safe career? Help businesses and industries keep safe practices and workplaces as an Occupational Safety and Health Professional. GateWay’s Occupational Safety and Health Technology Program (OSHT) is unique to Arizona and offers a combination of in-person and online classes.

Program Notice:
This program is no longer accepting new students. The last term for courses is Summer 2021.

Job requirements include:

  • Spending a great deal of time in the field
  • Inspecting and auditing work sites, and applying a a wide range of laws, regulations, policies and procedures to new and existing conditions
  • Researching, developing and implementing programs to correct safety and health problems

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) professionals assist in anticipating, identifying, and controlling unsafe working conditions. As an OSH professional, you will assist employers in complying laws and standards.

Assistance may include written reports, programs, training and on site monitoring of toxic chemicals, noise, and hazardous waste. OSH professionals interact with all levels of management, engineers and employees.

As a specialist, you will need specific written and verbal skills to inform and train employees in safe work practices.

This program works closely with the Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers and is listed in their national directory of College and University Programs.

Program Location

Washington Campus

Program Cost

Certificate of Completion in Occupational Safety and Health Technology:  $2,987*
Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Safety and Health Technology:  $6,169*

*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2016-2017 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

Degrees & Certificates

  • Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Safety and Health Technology
  • Certificate of Completion in Occupational Safety and Health Technology


Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.

Is a green career your true calling? Imagine having a career that allows you to work outdoors, while also protecting our planet's natural resources and the health of its citizens.

Our Environmental Science graduates now work for the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), the AZ Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and municipalities across the state and region, as well as private consultants and environmental organizations.

Advisory Committee

The Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Committee for GateWay is comprised of knowledgeable and dedicated professionals who represent the best of the best, and are an integral part of your GateWay learning experience in this field of study. These members represent the following companies:

  • ATC Group Services
  • Arizona State University
  • GateWay Occupational Health & Safety Student
  • Ramboll Environ, Inc.
  • Director Occupational Health & Safety-Trinidad State University
  • Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health
  • Honeywell
  • ATC Associates
  • Western OSHA Educational Center
  • Arizona Department of Administration
  • American Contractors Insurance group