Waldorf’s A.A. in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) degree 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 A.A. degree program 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. degree program 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. This A.A. degree program coursework also satisfies the requirements for the OSH concentration within Waldorf’s B.S. program in Organizational Leadership.
Estimated time to complete the Associate of Arts program is two years with full-time enrollment.