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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Occupational Safety, A.A.S.

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The online Occupational Safety degree provides students technical safety education in the growing field of safety and prepares them for entry level safety positions in a variety of industries. Graduates, with appropriate experience, are eligible to sit for the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) exam offered by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.  Degree seeking students in Occupational Safety must complete 62-64 credit hours to earn the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.).  The required courses are all online.  General Education courses are available through conventional, face-to-face classes, or online.  Please refer to the current semester's course schedule as not all courses are offered online in all semesters.

Upon completion of the 30 credit hours of SAFE core curriculum, students will earn an Occupational Safety Certificate.

TEEX TRANSFER STUDENTS:  Students who have verified TEEX Certified Safety Health Official™ (CSHO) certificate will receive 18 transfer credits towards the Energy core curriculum.

Note:  Student must earn a grade of 'C' or higher in all courses to obtain an Occupational Safety A.A.S. degree.

SJC First Year Experience Requirement: 3 Credits

General Education Requirements: 16-19 Credits


Laboratory Science:

Contact the SOE Advisor regarding recommendations for this degree.

Social/Behavioral Science:


Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Students:

Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments.  Please review the current Academic Schedule as not all courses are offered online in all semesters.

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