Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) certificate is designed for anyone interested in obtaining essential OSH instruction without a degree program requirement. Students will develop technical and managerial expertise in areas common to all occupational safety and health environments. This standalone certificate program prepares individuals to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control workplace hazards and reduce accidents.
Specializations (or Careers)
- Safety and Health Specialist
- Safety Manager
- Industrial Hygiene Manager
- Corporate Industrial Hygienist
- Consumer Safety Specialist
To apply for the Occupational Safety and Health certificate, please apply as a non-degree seeking student and work with Dr. Alesia Ferguson to navigate the coursework. Students must have a strong background in math, science, and communication skills. Basic computer skills are required.
The program requires 18 semester hours. Nine of the 18 hours must be in required core courses, with 6 hours of elective courses from the curriculum list and 3 hours for project/industrial experience. All courses must be completed and passing grades achieved to gain the certificate.
Explore the curriculum guide.
For program-related and registration questions:
Alesia Ferguson, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor
Built Environment Department
College of Science and Technology
For other questions:
336-334-7810 or toll-free 1-888-323-6237