Safety Engineering Technology Associate Degree | Northcentral Technical College

Safety Engineering Technology

Associate Degree

The Safety Engineering Technology Associate Degree program prepares learners to work in a variety of specialized 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. Courses are offered in a self-paced, online environment to meet the industries’ safety engineering technician needs. Learners can opt to earn a certificate which can later be applied to the associate degree. Potential occupations include: Safety Technician, Loss Control Technician, Assistant Safety Engineer, Claims Analyst, Environmental Engineering Technician, Soil Test Engineer, Assistant Safety Engineer, Hydrometer Test Engineer, Safety and Environmental Engineering Technician.

program at a Glance

Safety Engineering Technology 65-66 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

$12,662 (Tuition: $10082, Books: $2580)

Average Starting Salary

$49,481 Annually, based on the 2015 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

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