Charlene Brassington, Coordinator
The certificate program in occupational safety is designed to prepare students to meet safety standards and guidelines in such areas as business, education, and industry with the goal of managing operations to minimize financial losses resulting from accidents, health claims, legal actions, and property damage. It is especially attractive to students in majors such as engineering, occupational and technical studies, and business who may reasonably anticipate assignment of safety as an additional duty, or to individuals already employed in the environmental health and safety field.
Courses in the certificate program are normally taken through the non-degree program. Students majoring in environmental health are not eligible for the certificate. Students later accepted into the Bachelor of Science degree in environmental health may apply certificate credits toward that degree. Students in a degree program other than environmental health may apply certificate credits toward their degree or minor.