The 272-hour online Occupational Health and Safety Certificate provides the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for a career as a health and safety professional. Health and Safety professionals assume roles such as Health and Safety Advisor, Health and Safety Officer, Health and Safety Supervisor, Health and Safety Coordinator, Health and Safety Trainer and Health and Safety Manager. These professional play a vital role in a variety of fields including, but not limited to, construction, forestry, mining, manufacturing, education, health care, government, agriculture and oil and gas.
Learners become familiar with effective health and safety systems, how to evaluate and continually improve health and safety systems, health and safety legislation, facilitation techniques, ability management, risk management, investigations and audits. Learners go beyond the development and management of a technically sound health and safety system to learning about facilitating a workplace that takes a team approach to health and safety by reducing the human factor in accidents.
- B.C. secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.
- English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives.
A minimum of 60% in any of:
- Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-calculus Grade 10
- Applications of Mathematics 10
- Principles of Mathematics 10
- Adult Basic Education MATH 071 and MATH 072
Or a minimum of 65% on the ABLE Mathematics test.Test scores are only good for two (2) years.
- A minimum grade of 60% in Okanagan College Continuing Studies Computer Fundamentals or the Okanagan College Continuing Studies Computer Fundamentals challenge exam.
Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of 70% to receive the certificates. Students must pass each final exam to receive the certificate.
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