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Safety Engineering Technology

10-449-3 Associate Degree (AAS) 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Online, Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

A solid background in environmental health and safety can make you a valuable employee in the manufacturing and service industries. Your ability to understand the connection between engineering and safety will help you establish a successful career in both industrial and service settings. Your training includes a wide variety of compliance and inspection topics, along with regulatory interpretation and application, workplace ethics and employee safety. You’ll also gain an understanding of engineering and project management fundamentals. With this broad foundation, you’ll be well equipped to meet the environmental and safety needs of today’s employers.

COURSE LIST

*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Technical Studies (36 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Regulatory Compliance
10-449-102
3
Provides the student with an introduction of the federal and state standards that apply to safety and health. The focus will be on how to research and respond to regulatory standards. Using on-line and off-line resources, the student will respond to a series of selected questions about regulatory compliance.
PPE for Safety Professionals
10-449-163
1
Addresses that although a cornerstone of every safety program, proper use of Personal Protective Equipment is an area of confusion for even the most seasoned safety professional. This course will cover the regulatory requirements for Personal Protective Equipment, certifications, use, and care.
Fundamentals of Occupational Safety
10-449-162
3
Provides the learner with the fundamentals of occupational safety, including the business case for safety, common industrial hazards, hazard control, and common OSHA safety standards.
Accident Investigation
10-449-103
3
Reviews the practices needed to conduct an effective and thorough accident investigation and prepare a comprehensive accident report. The student will learn to interview witnesses, prepare a site drawing, and gather appropriate visual evidence. In a simulated scenario, the student will prepare a comprehensive report on the incident.
Ergonomics
10-449-119
3
Provides the student with an understanding of human engineering. The course will cover the methods to control repetitive motion injuries, office design, and the concept of ease and efficiency for industrial workers. Workstation design in the office and assembly line operations are a part of the class.
Construction Safety Management
10-449-153
3
Provides students with an understanding of common construction methods, hazards, and preventive measures. Will provide a detailed understanding of the OSHA Construction Standards, including Excavations, Fall Protection, Scaffolds, Steel Erection, Demolition, and Cranes and Derricks, as well as common components of successful construction safety programs.
Electrical Safety for Safety Professionals
10-449-167
1
Explains that electrical related injuries are consistently among the most common in all workplaces. This course will cover how electricity affects the body and common control mechanisms. Special emphasis will be given to OSHA and NFPA 70E requirements.
Fire Protection for Safety Professionals
10-449-166
3
Explains that fires in an industrial setting can be catastrophic physically and financially, and a majority of these fires can be prevented or controlled with proper planning. Students will learn the properties of fire chemistry, fire prevention techniques, and fire control techniques. Special emphasis will be placed on NFPA standards, fixed fire protection systems, and portable fire extinguishers.
Leadership Development
10-196-190
3
Covers the supervisor's role in leadership effectiveness. Topics include theories of leadership, development and implementation of teams, impact of leadership style, philosophy of corporate culture and leadership in the global marketplace.
Safety Management
10-449-101
3
Provides an introduction to occupational health and safety management principles. Topics include a history into safety and health management, ethics, interpersonal dynamics, prevention, response, and promoting safety in the work place. This course reviews the role a safety and health coordinator has in today’s workplace.
Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene
10-449-165
3
Instructs students on the art and science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling typical hazards within the work environment, including noise, chemical exposures, etc.
Prereq: Technical Math 1A (10804113) OR Technical Math 1 (10804115) or not pursing a program
Select a total of 7 credits from these options
Human Resources Management
10-116-193
3
Covers the supervisor's role in human resources planning. Topics include human resource development, employee selection, performance appraisals, compensation, training, labor relations, organizational productivity, motivation, teamwork and affirmative action.
Machine Guarding
10-449-164
1
Explains that injuries from contact with moving machinery are common and often result in catastrophic injuries and significant expense to business. This course will cover the regulatory requirements for machine guarding, as well as common machine guarding solutions.
Environmental Laws & Regulations in Industry
10-449-134
3
Provides an overview of regulatory agencies at the local, state and federal levels that apply in an industrial setting. Coursework includes interpreting and applying laws, regulations, inspection programs and potential fines. It also addresses the development of resources to aid in regulatory compliance.
Fall Protection
10-449-168
3
Discusses common methods of fall protection in the construction industry. Fixed fall protection systems, personal fall arrest systems, and drop prevention will be emphasized. Upon completion, students will meet the OSHA training requirements to be a Fall Protection Competent Person.
Material Handling in Construction
10-449-169
2
Discusses common material handling situations within construction include crane safety, rigging requirements, powered industrial trucks, and manual material handling hazards.
Scaffolding Safety
10-449-170
1
Discusses the use of scaffolding in construction including the role of the competent person, building and disassembly hazards, fall protection requirements, and training requirements. Aerial lifts and scissor lift safety will also be addressed.
Trenching and Excavation Safety
10-449-171
1
Discusses the hazards associated with trenching and excavation with special emphasis placed on collapse prevention. Excavation hazards, protective systems, soil classifications, the role of the competent person and rescue options will be covered.

General Studies (21 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Written Communication
10-801-195
3
Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
College Technical Math 1
10-804-115
5
Includes solving linear, quadratic, and rational equations; graphing; formula rearrangement; solving systems of equations; percents; proportions; measurement systems; computational geometry; right and oblique triangle trigonometry; trigonometric functions on the unit circle; and operations on polynomials. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. This course is the equivalent of successful completion of College Technical Math 1A and College Technical Math 1B.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR not pursuing a degree.
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3
Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
General Chemistry
10-806-134
4
Covers inorganic chemistry and basic organic chemistry. Topics include metrics, problem solving, atomic structure, chemical reactions, solutions and concentrations, ionization, pH and organic compounds.
Prereq: ACCPL Algebra >= 51 OR ACT(Math) >=18 OR Program Prep with a C or better OR College Math 1 (10804115/113) OR Algebra (10804109) OR Tech Math (10804121) OR Math Tech Basic (10804125) OR College Math (10804107) OR Math Common Topics (10804117)
Contemporary Amer Society
10-809-197
3
Analyzes public policy issues relating to government, media, education, family and the workplace. This course also looks at the impact of global, multicultural and technological trends on American life and explores these issues by using critical thinking skills, advocating points of view, and participating in political processes.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Psychology of Human Relations
10-809-199
3
Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and people's everyday lives. Students seek a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others, and to improve their relationships at work, in the family and in society.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

Suggested Electives (3 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
MS Office Suite, Introduction
10-103-120
2
Provides an opportunity to gain technical skills employers are seeking, by using the features in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through hand- on course work, students will be able to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
10-809-166
3
Provides a basic understanding of ethical theories and uses diverse ethical perspectives to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
OSHA Environmental Technology
10-449-118
2
Introduces the student to the concepts of safe aspects of Environmental Technology. Other topics include worker training, hazardous chemicals and waste, and the relationship between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards.

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