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Occupational Safety and Health Undergraduate Certificate


Occupational Health & Safety Undergraduate Certificate

Are you interested in an online program that will provide you with the training necessary for a career in the protection of human health from occupational hazards in the built and natural environments?

Would you like to be involved in an online program that allows you to move through the program coursework with other professionals, taking the same classes to build peer relationships?

If so, the WKU Occupational Safety and Health certificate program is for you!


Program Information

In order to prepare a qualified workforce to address the occupational health and safety needs of today's industries, WKU now offers a 100% online Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health.

The effective management of workplace and environmental health and safety concerns has become an increasingly vital and expected component of responsible business procedures. Federal and State legislation governing workplace health and safety practices is becoming far more sophisticated and stringent, and has contributed to a growing employer need for health and safety professional expertise. Although the job markets for professionals, such as environmental science specialists, engineers, and compliance inspectors, are expected to grow as much as 27% over the next seven years*, the workforce to meet such a tremendous demand is not available.

The online Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health is ideal for individuals who are looking to enter the field and would like to further their education or advance their career. This certificate will prepare you for this growing area of employment in as little as nine months.

Current WKU Students


New Students

Minimum requirements for acceptance into an undergraduate certificate program are:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Application and Fee: Students seeking a certificate program must submit an online application with Undergraduate Admissions.  The completed form must be submitted along with a one-time application fee of $45.00 (non-refundable).
  • Transcript Record: Graduates/Transfers of accredited institutions other than WKU must submit an official transcript from that institution.

Admission Process for New Students

Starting your certificate program can be completed by following the steps below. Please note: These steps should be completed ONLY by those who wish to earn the certificate as a stand-alone credential. If you plan to earn an associate degree or bachelor's, please follow the application process for that degree and submit the certificate program form to your advisor

  • Apply for admission 
  • Submit Required Materials:
    • Beginning Freshmen: An official high school transcript (no faxed transcripts accepted) and ACT or SAT scores. Students over the age of 21 may substitute the ACCUPLACER for ACT/SAT.
    • Transfer Students: Send your official transcripts from each college attended to Undergraduate Admissions. You may request electronic transcripts through the National Student Clearinghouse. This speeds up the admissions process considerably. If your school is not listed with the Clearinghouse, please contact them directly to see if they have another process in place for electronic submissions or request that an official copy be sent by mail. Transfer students with fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit earned, must also submit high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores.

To apply to WKU and earn this certificate:

Complete the WKU Domestic and International Undergraduate Application

Under Planned Course of Study Section, if you are not enrolling in any other program, choose:

  1. Category of Study >>> Certificate
  2. Planned Course of Study >>> Manufacturing Processing & Technology
  3. Primary Location >>> Web (online)

Admission Application Deadlines

Kentucky and Out-of-State Residents

  • Fall Semester: August 1
  • Spring Semester: January 1
  • Summer Term: May 1

International Students

  • Fall Semester: April 1
  • Spring Semester: September 1
  • Summer Term: March 1

This program requires 9 hours from the required courses and a 3 hour elective:

Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
AMS 342 Manufacturing Operations 3
AMS 371 Quality Assurance 3
AMS 396 Intro to Supply Chain Management 3

List of Electives

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
AMS 271 Industrial Statistics 3
AMS 301 Intro to Food Science & Technology 3
AMS 352 Food Processing: Unit Operations 3
AMS 356 Systems Design and Operations 3

Department Contact

Department of Architectural & Manufacturing Sciences
Email: ams@wku.edu
Phone: (270) 745-3521


WKU Online

Phone: (270) 745-5173
Email: learn.online@wku.eduToll-Free: 888-4WKUWEB / 888-495-8932

 

For more information about the cost of the program, average time to complete the program, and other important information, please visit this website.

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 Last Modified 4/18/18