Associate in Arts in Occupational Safety and Health

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Waldorf’s Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts combines core studies in the liberal arts with the opportunity for students to select specific areas of concentration. This provides a broad base of knowledge in several subject areas, along with the option to more deeply explore a specific area of interest.

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Occupational Safety and Health Concentration
Waldorf’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) concentration provides foundational knowledge and initial exposure to the Occupational Safety and Health field. Learners explore a variety of areas within the discipline, including industrial hygiene and occupational, environmental, and health safety. This concentration is designed for students seeking entry-level exposure to the OSH field, as well as for professionals in industries such as manufacturing, construction, and fire science who are seeking to bolster their risk management background.

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals will recognize Waldorf's Occupational Safety and Health A.A. concentration for the application process under the Associate Safety Professional designation and the Certified Safety Professional designation.

Option to Continue Towards a Bachelor’s Degree
For students who may wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the future, the associate degree program is designed to prepare for entry into Waldorf’s bachelor’s degree programs with upper division standing. The A.A. concentration in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) also satisfies the requirements for the OSH concentration within Waldorf’s B.S. program in Organizational Leadership.

Estimated time to complete the Associate in Arts program is two years with full-time enrollment.

Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
  12
Concentration credits apply toward elective credit requirements. Concentrations are optional.
OSH 3001 Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health 3
OSH 3651 Total Environmental, Health, and Safety Management 3
OSH 4301 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene 3
Pick one of the electives below.
FSC 3345 Introduction to Fire Prevention 3
OSH 3640 Interactions of Hazardous Materials 3
OSH 3701 Industrial Ergonomics 3
OSH 4601 Accident Investigation 3