British Columbia Institute of Technology

Occupational Health and Safety

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Program Information

School:British Columbia Institute of Technology
Faculty:School of Health Sciences
Field of Study:Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Description:The science-oriented diploma program combines studies in safety, health, engineering and business. This ideal combination prepares the student to understand the potential safety and health hazards of the work environment, as well as the human relations involved in improving the workplace environment.

Graduates of the Occupational Health and Safety diploma program provide the knowledge and leadership necessary to develop programs in industry that will assist in conserving life, health and property; improve productivity by implementing loss-control programs in consultation with company and labour officials; identify health and safety hazards in the work environment and advise corrective action. The occupational health and safety professional plays a major role in the development and application of accident investigations, risk assessments, loss prevention, and safety training programs for workers.

URL:Occupational Health and Safety at British Columbia Institute of Technology
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,900
Careers:Health Inspectors

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade12 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 
  •  Grade11 Physics 

Applicants must have a high school diploma, or equivalent.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Applicants are required to attend an interview with the department. It is recommended that candidates be familiar with the use of personal computers.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 28, 2016