Occupational Health and Safety Technology
Choose from one of the paths below:
Make the World a Safer Place to Work
For companies today, it is not enough to strive for safety. Most have formed formal divisions and put procedures in place to ensure their employees’ well-being. Safety assurance has become a big business, creating great demand for certified specialists. Becoming an Occupational Health and Safety Technologist is a rigorous, regulated process that offers many rewards. Our certificate and associate’s degree programs are designed to help obtain the OHST title. Here you will learn all of the details and procedures that make up the pillars of workplace safety – anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control.
Enter a Field Full of Opportunities
This degree can also propel you into a variety of university programs where you can study to become a safety and environmental specialist, safety engineer, industrial hygienist, risk management specialist, health physicist, occupational physician, or occupational health nurse. The median salary for an occupational health and safety technician is $55,406 per year.*
All first time or returning OHST students (a returning student is one who has sat out a semester) will need to attend an orientation session in order to be approved to register for OHST or EPCT classes (there will be no exceptions).
*Source: texaswages.com, Gulf Coast region
The OHST Program will conduct orientations according to the following schedule.
|April 20, 2015||7:00pm – 9:00pm||C11.1030|
|April 23, 2015||7:00pm – 9:00pm||C11.1030|
|April 27, 2015||7:00pm – 9:00pm||C11.1030|
|April 30, 2015||7:00pm – 9:00pm||C11.1030|
|May 28, 2015||5:00pm – 7:00pm||C11.1030|
|June 25, 2015||5:00pm – 7:00pm||C11.1030|
|July 23, 2015||5:00pm – 7:00pm||C11.1030|
|August 7, 2015||5:00pm – 7:00pm||C11.1030|
|August 17, 2015||5:00pm – 7:00pm||C11.1030|