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About this course

GateWay Community College is the only school in the state of Arizona to offer an Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Safety and Health Technology. A Certificate of Completion in Occupational Safety and Health Technology is also offered. Both programs provide the classroom and applied experience needed to become an OSHS. 

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Professionals assist in anticipating, identifying, and controlling unsafe working conditions. This career requires you to spend a great deal of time in the field, inspecting and auditing work sites, and applying a wide range of laws, regulations, policies and procedures to new and existing conditions. You also will be required to research, develop and implement programs to correct safety and health related issues. As an OSH professional, you will assist employers in complying with Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) regulations, National Fire Protection Association standards, American National Standards Institute standards, emergency management and safety management system elements. Assistance may include written reports, programs, training and on site monitoring of toxic chemicals, noise, and hazardous waste. OSH professionals interact with all levels of management, engineers and employees.

As a specialist, you will need specific written and verbal skills to inform and train employees in safe work practices. You can find employment with all levels of government agencies and with public and private businesses. 

Entry Requirements

  • You must be a graduate of what is equivalent to the 12th grade in the U.S.
  • You must have English Proficiency.