British Columbia Institute of Technology

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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:BCIT's Occupational Health and Safety Diploma program is the most comprehensive training of its kind in Canada. Students learn the skills they need to start a great career in health and safety, in any industry and workplace.

Our grads learn the operations of health and safety and the business side, including human resources, communication, decision-making, and leadership. This is what sets it apart from our Certificate program, which is geared to experienced individuals looking to move into health and safety roles within their existing industry.
URL:Occupational Health and Safety at British Columbia Institute of Technology
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,303
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: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following: English 12 (67%) or 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution; Chemistry 11 (50%); Physics 11 (50%); and one of the following: Principles of Mathematics 12 (50%) or Applications of Mathematics 12 (60%) or Pre-Calculus 12 (50%).

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. B]
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 July 27, 2020