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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.

OSHA COMPLIANCE (10449105)

3.00

Reviews Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance. Covers the history, mission, employee/employer rights, compliance process, violations/citations and penalties. Top OSHA compliance violations will be discussed and compared to leading workplace injuries. The final capstone project will involve conducting a simulated mock OSHA inspection of a workplace. From this base knowledge the student will be able to initiate and/or evaluate OSHA compliance in a work setting.

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ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS & COMPLIANCE (10506103)

4.00

Examines the laws and regulations related to environmental compliance. Topics will include, the Environmental Protection Agency, air pollution, water and waste-water, waste both hazardous and non-hazardous, and the hazardous communication program requirements. Each section will explore the background of the specified topics, along with relating each to the industrial workplace. Professionals in the environmental health and safety fields will utilize this information to devise gap analyses for their workplace along with implementation and training in order to comply with federal, state, and local compliance requirements.

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

COLLEGE ALGEBRA W/APPS (10804195)

3.00

This course covers those skills needed for success in Calculus and many application areas on a baccalaureate level. Topics include the real and complex number systems, polynomials, exponents, radicals, solving equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), matrices, graphing, conic sections, sequences and series, combinatories and the binomial theorem.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Algebra

INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA W/APPS (10804118)

4.00

This course offers algebra content with applications. Topics include properties of real numbers, order of operations, algebraic solution for linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomial and rational expressions, operations with rational exponents and radicals, algebra of inverse, logarithmic and exponential functions.

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TEAM BUILDING AND PROBLEM SOLVING (10196189)

3.00

Apply the skills and tools necessary to facilitate team development and effectiveness, solve complex problems, pinpoint the root cause of conflict, and resolve issues between team members. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the benefits and challenges of teamwork, perform the necessary roles in a team, facilitate the stages of team development, conduct conflict resolution, evaluate potential causes of a problem, develop multiple approaches to problem solving and decision making, exhibit the ability to build consensus and commitment, utilize a systematic approach to defining and solving problems and implement various methods for evaluating results based on established criteria and metrics.

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WORKPLACE ERGONOMICS (10623125)

2.00

Examines the history of ergonomics along with the human factor when developing processes in the workplace. The learner will analyze lifting operations and office ergonomics.

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LEAN MANUFACTURING FUNDAMENTALS (10623147)

2.00

Analyzes the eight wastes of manufacturing. The learner will then explore concepts such as 5S, Total Productive Maintenance, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping. The learner will be given activities to implement concepts in their work setting.

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INTERPRETING ENGINEERING DRAWINGS (10623200)

1.00

Explores the foundational skills needed to read and interpret industrial prints. Beginning with the basics, the learner progresses in a logical order through orthographic, pictorial, assembly, section and auxiliary views of products. In addition, you will learn how to interpret part dimensions and tolerances. Emphasis is also placed on title blocks, change blocks and shop notes and symbols. The symbols of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing are introduced.

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Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Youth Apprenticeship Certificate

ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

3.00

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects.

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SURVEY OF PHYSICS (10806139)

3.00

Presents the applications and theory of basic physics principles. This course emphasizes problem solving, laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include laboratory safety, unit conversions and analysis, kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, temperature and heat.

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LEADING STRATEGICALLY (10196190)

3.00

Learners apply the skills and tools necessary to fulfill a leadership role in the workplace. Each learner will: evaluate leadership skills, demonstrate leadership effectiveness, meet organizational requirements, carry out individual and group motivation strategies, implement mission, vision and goal setting, display ethical behavior, establish a personal leadership style, practice situational leadership, understand the impacts of power, facilitating employee development, coaching, managing change and effective conflict resolution.

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INCIDENT INVESTIGATION IN THE WORKPLACE (10449102)

3.00

Expands learner’s ability to conduct incident investigations utilizing analysis to connect accident events and casual factors.  Covers accident costs, accident theories, analytical techniques, corrective actions, reporting and communicating lessons learned.  Additionally, OSHA reporting requirements will be reviewed.  Case studies will be examined and action plans will be developed throughout this online course.    

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SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (10449104)

3.00

Examines occupational health and safety management principles, systems, and the supporting techniques to initiate and/or improve an organization's safety management system. Included is a focus on job safety analysis and fault tree analysis. From this base knowledge the learner will be able to coordinate safety policies and objectives in an orderly, consistent manner into existing functional areas such as operations, finance, quality and environmental management.

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EMERGENCY SPILL & RESPONSE (10506101)

2.00

Examines the emergency response procedures a first responder may need to initiate as covered by OSHA 29CFR 1910.120. In addition, learners will examine initial containment and site security measures that may be used following a release of a hazardous substance and the effects of hazardous substance releases and the procedures to be followed if there is a release.

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ECONOMICS (10809195)

3.00

This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Principles of Microeconomics
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • CLEP® Principles of Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics

TECHNICAL DRAFTING/CAD (10606105)

2.00

Introduces basic knowledge and skill development of technical drawing with emphases on freehand sketching and introductory CAD drawing.

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SOLIDWORKS 1 (10606133)

1.00

Introduces the learner to basic SolidWorks commands to produce 3-dimentsional parts, assemblies and engineering drawings. The learner will master beginner level commands and have a thorough understanding of the basic operation of the software.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • SolidWorks Certified Associate Exam CSWA

SOLIDWORKS 2 (10606134)

1.00

Introduces the learner to intermediate SolidWorks commands to produce 3- dimensional parts, assemblies and engineering drawings. The learner will utilize and practice their existing beginner level commands and skills while mastering intermediate level skills with an emphasis on mechanical engineering drafting and design. Upon completion the Learner will have an opportunity to take the SolidWorks Certified Associate Exam (CSWA) to obtain a highly recognized credential known worldwide.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • SolidWorks Certified Associate Exam CSWA

INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES (10809172)

3.00

Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relationships in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability and religion are explored.

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INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (10809196)

3.00

Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multiculturalism and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization and workplace issues.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Sociology

WORKERS COMPENSATION (10449101)

2.00

Examines workers' compensation laws along with the resolving of disputes. The learner will also explore the monetary costs of the program and distinguish fraud in the system.

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OSHA WORKPLACE SAFETY TRAINING STRATEGIES (10449121)

3.00

Develops the skills necessary to deliver effective training to your employees. This course will explore the importance of proper training and the ethical considerations for the trainer. Included in the curriculum is a focus on OSHA general industry standards and development of a training program for the different topics. The learner will get the opportunity to design and prepare a training session, and also get the opportunity to practice a live training presentation. Learners in this course will also receive an OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Certification card.

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (10506100)

3.00

Examines environmental management principles, systems, and supporting techniques to initiate and/or improve an organization's environmental management system. From this base knowledge, the learner can coordinate environmental policies and objectives in an orderly, consistent manner into existing functional areas such as operation, finance, quality and occupational health and safety.

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FUNDAMENTALS OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE (10506104)

3.00

Introduces the concept of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace hazards. The learner will explore the pathways and routes of exposure and focus on fundamental concepts of Industrial Hygiene in the manufacturing setting. Also, the learner will be exposed to tools and resources to use to develop plans to minimize or eliminate hazards in the workplace as a safety professional.

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INTRODUCTION TO SIX SIGMA (10623173)

3.00

Analyzes each step in the DMAIC process (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control). Learners completing this course will gain a fundamental understanding of the principles of six sigma and will be able to apply them in a work setting.

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Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS (10809199)

3.00

Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family and in society.

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INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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