Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Safety and Health

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Programs.


Meet with an advisor to complete the advising interview checklist. Students must contact the OSH department at (907) 786-6423 prior to registering for OSH courses.

Graduation Requirements

Required Support Courses

BIOL A100Human Biology3-4
or BIOL A102 Introductory Biology
or BIOL A111 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
CHEM A103Introduction to General Chemistry *3
CHEM A103LIntroduction to General Chemistry Laboratory *1
COMM A111Fundamentals of Oral Communication *3
or COMM A235 Small Group Communication
or COMM A237 Interpersonal Communication
or COMM A241 Public Speaking
WRTG A111Writing Across Contexts3
WRTG A212Writing and the Professions3
MATH A151College Algebra for Calculus (or higher level MATH course) *4
Total Credits20-21

Program Requirements

FIRE A105Fire Prevention3
OSH A101Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health3
OSH A108Injury Prevention and Risk Management (Or advisor approved course)3
OSH A111Occupational Safety Training Needs and Methods3
OSH A120Safety Program Management and Recordkeeping3
OSH A160Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene3
OSH A201Hazard Control: Inspections, Audits and Investigations3
OSH A211Safety Management Systems4
OSH A215Environmental Issues for Safety and Health Professionals3
OSH A230Principles of Ergonomics3
OSH A240Workplace Monitoring: Instrumentation and Calibration3
OSH A250Hazardous Materials Operations3
Selected Topics in Occupational Safety and Health
Technical Internship
Advisor-approved course
Total Credits40

 May satisfy General Education Requirements (GERs).

A minimum of 60 credits is required for the degree.

  1. Recognize, evaluate and recommend control strategies for common hazardous conditions and unsafe work practices.
  2. Describe the fundamental aspects of occupational safety: industrial hygiene, environmental science, fire science, hazardous materials and ergonomics.
  3. Develop safety, health and environmental programs.
  4. Apply adult learning theory to safety training methodologies.
  5. Identify and apply applicable safety and health standards.