Program Description

The Safety Engineering Technology Associate Degree program prepares learners to work in a variety of positions in the manufacturing sector. A graduate 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. Potential occupations include: Safety Technician, Loss Control Technician, Assistant Safety Engineer, Claims Analyst, Environmental Engineering Technician, Assistant Safety Engineer, and Safety and Environmental Engineering Technician.

Approximate Cost

$12,081
Tuition: $9693 , Books: $2388

Starting Salary

$51,300
Average, based on the annual Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

Available

100% Online

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.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • 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 61–62 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
INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP 2.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00
COLLEGE ALGEBRA W/APPS 3.00
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA W/APPS 4.00

Second Term

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

Third Term

INCIDENT INVESTIGATION IN THE WORKPLACE 3.00
EMERGENCY SPILL & RESPONSE 2.00
FUNDAMENTALS OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE 3.00
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
SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 3.00
OSHA WORKPLACE SAFETY TRAINING STRATEGIES 3.00
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 3.00
INTRODUCTION TO SIX SIGMA 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

School Name Degree Name
Colorado State University-Global Campus B.S. in Business Management
Colorado State University-Global Campus B.S. in Project Management
Marian University Management
Minnesota State University-Moorhead B.S. in Operations Management
Northern Michigan University BS in Applied Workplace Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Systems Analysis
Rasmussen College Accelerated Criminal Justice - Leadership and Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Early Childhood Education Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Finance
Rasmussen College Accelerated Healthcare Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Resources and Organizational Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Services
Rasmussen College Accelerated Marketing-Digital Marketing
Rasmussen College Accelerated Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Siena Heights University Bachelor of Applied Science
UW Oshkosh BAS in Organizational Studies
UW Stevens Point Bachelor of Applied Studies in Organizational Leadership

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.