Occupational Safety Program — ONLINE

Advance your professional safety career by earning a college degree!

The online Occupational Safety program provides students a thorough education in the growing field of safety and prepares them for entry level safety positions in a variety of industries.  Our online program offers students an opportunity to receive a certificate in Occupational Safety or an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Occupational Safety.

Program Descriptions

Occupational Safety Certificate (18 credit hours) — Online

Upon completion of the core SAFE courses (18 credit hours), Occupational Safety students will earn an Occupational Safety certificate. These core courses provide entry-level training and skills for individuals pursuing the AAS Occupational Safety Degree. Certificate completion indicates basic safety knowledge, and prepares students to become competent safety professionals. Like the AAS degree, the certificate is earned online, affording flexibility for the working student.

Occupational Safety Associate of Applied Science degree — (71 credit hours) - Online

Upon completion of the core SAFE courses and Career Field Electives (36 credit hours) plus the General Education requirements (35 credit hours) the student will earn an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Credits for SJC General Education and Core Classes may be earned either online or by conventional classes.  

This program allows you to transfer in college credits toward completion of the following degree requirements:

General Education Requirements 29-33 Credit Hrs
Core Classes (Career Field) 36 Credit Hrs
Total AAS Degree Requirements 65-69 Credit Hrs

teexSan Juan College has joined with the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and Texas A&M University-Commerce to offer safety professionals an exciting opportunity to earn a college degree online. This unique program allows qualified safety professionals who already hold a TEEX Certified Safety & Health Official™ (CSHO) certificate to receive 18 credit hours of college credit for the TEEX CSHO certificate.  Students in the process of completing the CSHO may concurrently enroll in the Occupational Safety program; they will receive the 18 credit hours when they have completed the TEEX CSHO.  


A & MStudents who receive their AAS degree in Occupational Safety at San Juan College may transfer their AAS degree to Texas A & M University-Commerce towards a Bachelor of Arts and Applied Science (BAAS) degree. 


Earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Occupational Safety from San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico. Apply online. See the Degree Plan for list of required courses.

For program information, call Georgia R. Cortez
San Juan College School of Energy
Telephone: (505) 566-3890
Email: cortezg@sanjuancollege.edu



For more information, please contact Georgia R. Cortez
at the School of Energy, (505) 566-3890.

For more information, please call School of Energy at (505) 327-5705.