Program Description

The Safety Engineering Technology Associate Degree program prepares learners to work in a variety of positions in the manufacturing sector. Graduates will be able to contribute to an environmental, health and safety program in any size organization. This specialization is ideal for preparing graduates to work with supervisors and employees to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Learners will gain a specialized education in environmental, health and safety concepts and regulations, lean concepts, problem solving, CAD, leadership and safety and environmental management.

Approximate Cost

$11,179
Tuition: $10228 , Books: $951

Starting Salary

$20,553–$35,805
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

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Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

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at Wausau
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at Antigo
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at Medford
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at Phillips
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* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Troubleshoot and diagnose problems in all sectors of manufacturing
  • Articulate the value of continuing professional development
  • Implement lean practices relating to environmental health and safety in a manufacturing setting
  • Prepare for submission the appropriate occupational reports
  • Articulate and apply applicable ISO standards
  • Perform compliance inspections
  • Articulate the role of sustainability as a business practice
  • Demonstrate and comply with OSHA guidelines
  • Apply appropriate laws and regulations
  • Demonstrate established safety principles

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Loss Control Technician
  • Assistant Safety Engineer
  • Claims Analyst
  • Environmental Engineering Technician
  • Assistant Safety Engineer
  • Safety and Environmental Engineering Technician
  • Safety Technician

Courses

The Safety Engineering Technology Associate Degree is a 63–64 Credit* program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

OSHA COMPLIANCE 3.00
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS & COMPLIANCE 4.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00
COLLEGE ALGEBRA W/APPS 3.00
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA W/APPS 4.00

Second Term

TEAM BUILDING AND PROBLEM SOLVING 3.00
WORKPLACE ERGONOMICS 2.00
LEAN MANUFACTURING FUNDAMENTALS 2.00
INTERPRETING ENGINEERING DRAWINGS 1.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
SURVEY OF PHYSICS 3.00

Third Term

LEADING STRATEGICALLY 3.00
INCIDENT INVESTIGATION IN THE WORKPLACE 3.00
SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 3.00
EMERGENCY SPILL & RESPONSE 2.00
ECONOMICS 3.00
TECHNICAL DRAFTING/CAD 2.00
SOLIDWORKS 1 1.00
SOLIDWORKS 2 1.00
INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES 3.00
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3.00

Fourth Term

WORKERS COMPENSATION 2.00
OSHA WORKPLACE SAFETY TRAINING STRATEGIES 3.00
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 3.00
FUNDAMENTALS OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE 3.00
INTRODUCTION TO SIX SIGMA 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

If you begin with one of the following programs, you will earn significant credit towards this Safety Engineering Technology Associate Degree:

Transfer Information

You can continue your education to earn a four-year degree in a variety of ways.

Program Transfer

The following transfer guides, executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions, are based on agreements that allow you to continue your program at another college.

School Name Degree Name
Bellevue University Online Business and Management
Marian University Management
Minnesota State University - Moorhead B.S. in Operations Management
Siena Heights University Bachelor of Applied Science
UW Platteville Industrial Technology Management

General Transfer

All associate degrees transfer to a variety of programs at other partner colleges to give you the opportunity to continue your education in other areas of study.

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Admissions Process

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