Safety Engineering Technology

Associate Degree

This program is designed to prepare individuals to work in the manufacturing sector. In today’s competitive environment, there is a need for specialized training in a variety of manufacturing areas. Applied engineering technicians assist industrial engineers with problems involving the production of goods and services. Students complete technical core curriculum, general education curriculum and specialized track curriculum. Courses are offered as independent study to meet the industry's applied engineering technician needs. Courses in this program will also serve as significant choices as electives for other NTC Technical & Trades associate degree programs. A graduate with a specialization in Safety Technology will be able to contribute to a safety and health 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. Large organizations utilize safety technicians to work on the floor with employees and supervisors. Small organizations may have employee safety responsibilities assigned as an addition to other jobs, and this specialization will prepare graduates for those hands-on responsibilities. Courses can be taken in any order. Potential occupations include: Safety Technician, Loss Control Technician, Assistant Safety Engineer, Claims Analyst.

program at a Glance

Safety Engineering Technology 63-64 Credit Associate Degree

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo Fully Available
  • Medford Fully Available
  • Phillips Fully Available
  • Spencer Fully Available
  • Wittenberg Fully Available

Approximate Cost

$12,545 (Tuition: $9235, Books: $3310)

Average Starting Salary

$49,481 Annually, based on the 2014 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

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program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate established safety principles
  • Apply appropriate laws and regulations
  • Demonstrate and comply with OSHA guidelines
  • Articulate the role of sustainability as a business practice
  • Perform compliance inspections
  • Articulate and apply applicable ISO standards
  • Prepare for submission of appropriate occupational reports
  • Recognize the difference between manufacturing processes and the general impact of such differences on operating procedures
  • Implement lean practices relating to environmental health and safety in a manufacturing setting
  • Articulate the value of continuing professional development

Potential Careers

  • Safety Technician
  • Claims Analyst
  • Assistant Safety Engineer
  • Loss Control Technician

Course List

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Course List

Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit www.ntc.edu/transfer for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

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