Keyano College

Occupational Health and Safety

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Program Information

School:Keyano College
Faculty:Workforce Development
Degree:Certificate
Field of Study:Health-Related Knowledge and Skills, Other
Description:Keyano College provides students with the opportunity to complete the University of Alberta's Occupational Health & Safety Certificate Program on a part-time basis. All classes will be held in Fort McMurray. A complete outline of the certificate program and details on how to register with the University of Alberta's Faculty of Extension is available from Keyano College or refer to www.extension.ualberta.ca/appliedsciences or call Hildy @ 780 791-4858 for details.

Concern for the promotion of health and safety in the workplace is increasing among workers and employers across all industries and in society in general. Consequently, the demand for occupational health and safety professionals is also increasing. This certificate program is designed to help practitioners from many different backgrounds to develop the competencies needed to be effective in the development, implementation, and evaluation of occupational health and safety programs, and systems in a wide variety of occupational settings.

The OH&S Certificate Program consists of:

* Five core courses of 39 hours each plus one core course of 21 hours
* Two elective core courses of 39 hours each and
* 35 hours of enrichment seminars usually in the form of 1, 2, or 3 day seminars. Each day is 7 hours in length and is made to compliment core courses.

As of September 2006, the University of Alberta will grant "block credit" for 21 hours of elective enrichment to those students who have completed the CSO designation (or now the NCSO - National Construction Safety Officer) within the past three years. Students will need to contact the U of A and follow the same procedure for Application for Exemption i.e.: proof of designation, completed exemption credit application, and payment of $50 to the University of Alberta.

Required textbooks will cost approximately $80.00 - $150.00 per course. Not every course will require textbooks. The cost for the entire program is approximately $4600.00. You will register and pay for each course individually prior to the course start date.
URL:Occupational Health and Safety at Keyano College
Modified on April 13, 2010