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Occupational Safety and Health (formerly Industrial Health and Safety)


The program is geared towards providing training and education in various aspects in the industries of health and safety (Oil and Gas, Energy, Construction, Manufacturing, etc.) It is ideal for those wishing to learn more about California Occupational Health Safety Health (Cal OSHA) policies, expectations, and requirements. The program will also be ideal for health and safety officers at places of business and industry, safety trainers and teachers, operations managers and supervisors, field staff, etc. Students may earn a Certificate of Achievement and/or an Associate in Science Degree in Industrial Health and Safety upon the successful completion of program requirements.

*Any course listed below may be used as a substitute for any Industrial Health & Safety major program requirement of equal or less unit value listed in current and prior catalogs. Substantial program changes have been submitted to the state for approval to include the most relevant courses and pre-existing courses have been inactivated or will not be made readily available for students to complete. IES 1532 Industrial Health & Safety Compliance; IES 15562 Respiratory Protection for Hazardous Materials Handling & Permit Required Confined Spaces; IES 2058 Occupational Safety & Health Standards & OSHA 30 Hour Construction Industry Training Program; IES 2061 Occupational Safety and Health Standards & OSHA 30 hour General Industry Training Program; IES 2065 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety & Health Standards; ENER 1503 Environmental Awareness & Regulatory Compliance (* See Office of Instruction Memo 12/01/2017)

Some of the courses in this program are offered exclusively at the WESTEC facility in Shafter, California and surrounding Kern County areas. Please see additional information here:

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the requirements for the major in Industrial Health and Safety, a student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of federal and state standards Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in general industries.
  2. Apply integrated technical knowledge resulting in functional application of health and safety processed