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Occupational Safety Certificate (Online)

Jump-start a career in workplace safety with San Juan College's Occupational Safety Certificate. You'll gain knowledge of basic safety principles, from hazard communication to emergency preparedness.

You can complete our certificate program in as little as one year so you can quickly start your career. Our 100% online program provides great flexibility in taking courses. Take the first step toward a career in occupational safety by enrolling at SJC, one of the most affordable colleges in New Mexico. 

Why Complete a Certificate in Occupational Safety?

Help promote safety and prevent accidents in the workplace by earning a certificate in occupational safety. With your knowledge, you'll become an advocate for the health and well-being of employees in various industries. Learn about:

  • Cost analysis and budgeting
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Safety principles and best practices
  • Safety trainings
  • Risk management and hazard assessments

Many industries are required to hire safety workers to prevent injuries and accidents. With an Occupational Safety Certificate, you'll be able to use best practices at an entry-level job in this important field. 

Why Earn the Occupational Safety Certificate at San Juan College?

Flexible Online Program

At SJC, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to complete the Occupational Safety Certificate. That's why we offer our program 100% online. You can take our courses from anywhere in the country, and you will be able to take classes while you work. You can complete the program in as little as one year or according to your schedule.

We offer our courses in eight-week sessions, which means you'll be able to complete a course in just two months, half the time of a traditional semester. We do this by dividing topics into shorter modules designed to fit into your busy schedule. This will help you focus and accelerate your learning. In addition, all of our classes are offered year-round so that you can take classes when it fits your calendar.

OSHA-Based Training

Our certificate in occupational safety covers a range of regulatory policies that pertain to workplace safety, including OSHA standards. You'll be ready to help your company follow best practices and follow safety regulations. Learn about:

  • OSHA Standards: OSHA is a federal agency that sets and enforces workplace safety regulations. Much of your coursework will be based on following OSHA standards.
  • Environmental Regulations: Learn how to comply with environmental laws, such as the Federal Clean Air Act.
  • Fire Safety Regulations: Study the Uniform Fire Code and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. Learn about fire prevention, suppression, and safety.
  • Workers Compensation Laws: Learn to navigate the over 100 laws and regulations that govern worker injuries, correct mistakes and keep costs under control.

Approved G.I. Bill® Online Distance Learning

We are proud to serve veterans and help them earn a certificate in occupational safety. You can use the G.I. Bill® for Occupational Safety to take San Juan College's online courses! Learn more about distance learning under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. Contact SJC's Veteran Center to help you get started.

Affordable Option

Make a smart investment in your future with the online Occupational Safety Certificate. With SJC's low tuition rates, you'll receive a high-quality education that will prepare you for your career at a low cost. You may also qualify to get your degree tuition-free through the NM Opportunity and Lottery Scholarships

What You'll Learn in the Occupational Safety Certificate Online Program

With SJC's one-year certificate program, you'll understand the policies and practices needed to work in occupational safety. Our OSHA-based training will ensure you can help keep employees and workplaces safe.

You'll take fundamental courses such as:

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Hazard Communication & Right-To-Know
  • Risk Assessment & Hazard Control
  • Safety & Health Training
  • Worker's Compensation

You'll also gain a strong science and business background by taking courses in:

  • Biology
  • Business administration
  • Astronomy, chemistry, geology, or petroleum geology

Occupational Safety Certificate Curriculum

Careers and Outcomes

Prepare for an in-demand career as an occupational safety worker. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the overall employment of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians to grow 5% from 2021 to 2031. You'll be able to find an entry-level job in industries where insuring the health and safety of workers is a top priority.

Occupational safety graduates are hired for safety positions in many workplaces, including the following popular industries:

  • Emergency management
  • Entertainment
  • Energy
  • Government agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Manufacturing
  • Military
  • Mining

View SJC's Occupational Safety Job Listings

Next Steps

To enroll in the Occupational Safety Certificate online program, you must first apply to San Juan College. It's easy, and you can apply online at any time!

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If you are already a student at San Juan College, talk to your advisor about our online Occupational Safety Certificate.

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Phone: (505) 566-3320

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Room 1911

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