Occupational Health and Safety Degree Program

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Overview

The Occupational Safety and Health Program (AAS degree) prepares individuals for employment as a safety specialist, with additional emphasis on industrial hygiene and environmental management. Courses may be taken individually to upgrade the skills of individuals already employed as safety specialists. The program is 60 semester credit hours.

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What Will I Learn?

You will learn how to:

  • Develop and manage safety and health programs for multiple industries
  • Help government and industry identify various work hazards
  • Find helpful resources
  • Reduce on-the-job injuries
  • Protect the environment
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What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Federal, state and local government agencies
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Private hospitals
  • Private colleges and universities
  • Medical testing and development firms

Degree Requirements

A minimum grade of "C" must be earned in all courses in the program. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 also must be maintained in all courses to receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or certificates.

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Program Credits: 60
Lecture Hours: 54
Lab Hours: 13

Admissions Requirements

Applications are due before the beginning of the semester. TSI testing may be required, depending on the applicant’s status.

Tuition and Fees

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Meet Your Instructors

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Joy L Griffin, ASP

Program Director / Instructor II
Multipurpose Building, Room 240
(409) 880-8850
jlgriffin@lit.edu