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Safety Engineering Technology

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

*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.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Technical Studies (36 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Regulatory Compliance
10-449-102
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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.
Fundamentals of Occupational Safety
10-449-162
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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.
Environmental Laws & Regulations in Industry
10-449-134
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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.
Construction Safety Management
10-449-153
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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.
Accident Investigation
10-449-103
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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.
Industrial Hygiene
10-449-154
4Credit
72
144
72 hours in class and estimate 144 hours outside of class. Instructs students on the art and science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling typical hazards within the work environment. This course will require a one-weekend on-campus requirement for hands on instruction of typical industrial hygiene equipment.
Prereq: Regulatory Compliance (10449102), College Technical Math 1 (108004115), and General Chemistry (10806134)
Human Resources Management
10-116-193
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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.
Emergency Response Operations
10-449-157
4Credit
72
144
72 hours in class and estimate 144 hours outside of class. Provides instruction in typical emergency situations, including fire emergencies, medical emergencies, confined space emergencies, and hazardous materials emergencies. Course will cover hazards involved, regulatory requirements, and response options. The course will include a one-weekend on-campus requirement to provide hands-on experience with the various equipment and techniques discussed throughout the course.
Safety Program Management
10-449-161
4Credit
72
144
72 hours in class and estimate 144 hours outside of class. Prepares students to manage safety programs in a general industry environment to meet compliance with applicable OSHA Standards and industry best practices to include training development, hazard assessment, and organizational risk management. Will require one weekend on-site requirement.
Prereq: Regulatory Compliance (10449102)
Leadership Development
10-196-190
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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.

General Studies (21 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Written Communication
10-801-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
College Technical Math 1
10-804-115
5Credit
90
180
90 hours in class and estimate 180 hours outside of class. 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: Alg – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 51+, Next Gen 250+, ACT Math 18+ OR Alg Prep 10834109 OR not pursuing a degree
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
General Chemistry
10-806-134
4Credit
90
126
90 hours in class and estimate 126 hours outside of class. 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: Alg – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 51+, Next Gen 250+, ACT Math 18+ OR Alg Prep 10834109 OR College Tech Math 1 10804115 OR College Tech Math 1A 10804113 OR College Math 10804107 OR Math Common Topics 10804117
Psychology of Human Relations
10-809-199
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Contemporary Amer Society
10-809-197
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

Suggested Electives (3 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
MS Office Suite, Introduction
10-103-120
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. 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
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Lean Safety
10-449-132
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Focuses on improving safety by the use of Lean tools and techniques. The course covers ethical behavior, cultural change, and leadership and improvement methodologies, as well as the development of standards and metrics for measure and tracking overall safety.
OSHA Environmental Technology
10-449-118
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. 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.
Introduction to the ISO 14000 Series
10-449-122
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides the student with the fundamentals associated with the ISO process. The course will review the general expectations of the process in regards to Safety, Health and Environmental challenges.

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