2011-2012 CCBC College Catalog

Occupational Safety and Health Technology

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Health Workforce Shortage Program

General Education Requirements:
____SPCM 101
Fundamentals of Communication
____ENGL 101 College Composition I
____CHEM 100/102 Chemistry and Its Role in Society and Laboratory
____MATH 135 Applied Algebra and Trigonometry
____CSIT 101 Introduction to Computers
General Education Electives:
(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses One of the 3-credit General education courses must be a Diversity course.)
____Social and Behavioral Sciences
____Arts and Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences
Total General Education:

Program Requirements:

____OSHT 101 Occupational Safety and Health Management
____OSHT 106 Hazard Recognition and Control
____OSHT 111 Safety and Health Standards
____OSHT 121 Construction Safety and Health
____OSHT 226 Safety and Health Management Analysis
____OSHT 251 Recognition and Control of Physical/Health Hazards
____OSHT 161 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
____OSHT 266 Applied Industrial Hygiene
____MNGT 105 Principles of Management
____CONT 101 Construction Blueprint Reading

____MNGT/ENGL 239

Business Communications


____ENVS 142 Environmental Law and Regulation
Program Electives:
Select one course from the following discipline:
____Business Administration
Total Credits Required for Degree:

*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 62 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

Program Description:
This program prepares students for employment as safety and occupational health professionals in the general, construction, and service industries; in insurance accident prevention; in government agencies; and in non-profit organizations. The program provides students with a strong foundation in essential safety management principles and practices that permits them to work effectively as professionals and paraprofessionals in diverse work environments. Students interested in transferring to a bachelors program (or higher) are well prepared for success in the 4-year and graduate-level university setting.

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Develop and implement safety and health programs for their employers for the protection of people and property;
  • Develop behavioral approaches for strengthening the workplace safety culture and performance;
  • Identify and inspect for safety and health hazards in the workplace;
  • Identify and evaluate control methods for identified workplace safety and health hazards;
  • Locate and research regulatory requirements in safety and health for the workplace;
  • Investigate and evaluate accident causes;
  • Understand the implications of industrial hygiene in the workplace and the basic application of instrumentation for the recognition and control of health hazards;
  • Train and communicate hazard awareness, recognition and control to others.

Graduates should expect to find employment as safety and health technicians, safety and health specialists, accident investigators, and occupational safety and health program staff assistants. Such positions are found in general industry, service organizations, the construction industry, and in loss control organizations. Similar positions are found in federal, state, and local governments.

A degree in Occupational Safety and Health is the minimum educational requirement to sit for the associate safety professional and certified safety professional designation exams. The OSHT program is also excellent preparation for these and lesser certification exams.

Students who choose this curriculum and desire to transfer courses to a four-year college should check with the program coordinator and/or an academic advisor. While many courses will transfer, certain specialized courses may not. Higher level chemistry and math course work may also be advised.

Program Coordinator:

CCBC Catonsville
John W. Maynard
443-840-4919 or jmaynard@ccbcmd.edu