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Safety Engineering Technology

10-449-3 Associate Degree (AAS) Part Time and Full Time 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day and Evening Location*: Online

*If general education courses are required, they 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 (38 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Regulatory Compliance
10-449-102
3Credit
54
108
N/A
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
N/A
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.
Accident Investigation
10-449-103
3Credit
54
108
N/A
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.
Construction Compliance
10-449-185
3Credit
54
108
N/A
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.
Ergonomics
10-449-119
3Credit
54
108
N/A
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.
Environmental Laws & Regulations in Industry
10-449-134
3Credit
54
108
N/A
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.
Emergency Response Operations
10-449-157
4Credit
72
144
N/A
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 Engineering and Technology
10-449-181
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides students with industrial safety safeguarding from an engineering and technology vantage. Topics include facility protection through design and maintenance, safeguarding options for production equipment, electrical safety technology, fire prevention and protection, and material handling.
Industrial Hygiene
10-449-154
4Credit
72
144
N/A
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.
Safety Program Management
10-449-161
4Credit
72
144
N/A
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)
Chemistry of Hazardous Materials
10-449-182
2Credit
36
72
N/A
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Provides basic chemistry information relating to the categories of hazardous materials including recognition, identification, reactivity, and health hazards.
Hazardous Materials Management
10-449-183
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides information regarding relevant laws and regulations, relevant scientific principles and their application, and best management practices of hazardous materials.

General Studies (19 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
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 1A
10-804-113
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Included topics are solving linear equations; graphing; percent; proportions; measurement systems; computational geometry; and right triangle trigonometry. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful completion of College Technical Math 1A and College Technical Math 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Math 1.
Prereq: Alg – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 51+, Next Gen 250+, ACT Math 18+ OR Alg Prep 10834109 OR Math & Logic 10804133 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
Human Biology
10-806-198
4Credit
90
126
90 hours in class and estimate 126 hours outside of class. Emphasizes the structure of the human body and the functional interrelationships of the body’s systems. Consideration is given to the human body and disease, human genetics, human ecology, and the role that humans play in the environment. This course is appropriate for AODA students.
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
Psychology of Human Relations
10-809-199
3Credit
54
108
N/A
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
Fall Protection
10-449-168
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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.

Expected Competencies


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