UC San Diego Extension, Occupational Health and Safety Department, offers three Certificate Programs:
Professional Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (UC San Diego Extension)
This UC San Diego Extension Professional Certificate provides both experienced and newer safety professionals important workplace knowledge and practical experience regarding safety and safety standards.
The Professional Certificate offers concentrated study in areas directly applicable to many jobs and can add breadth and depth to existing knowledge and skills. You can elect a single certificate in Construction (24 total units, 4 of which are electives) or General Industry (24 total units, 3 of which are electives), or a dual certificate in both areas (35 total units).
Certificate courses include OSHA Standards, Outreach Trainer, Industrial Hygiene and other industry classes.
This certificate program supports OSHAâ€™s mission by training public sector employees in occupational safety and health to reduce incident rates for workers in state and local governments (the certificate program is additionally highly applicable to private industry workers as well). Participants have the opportunity to earn certificates for Construction and General Industry training.
Participants can choose from a variety of topics such as occupational safety and health standards for the construction or general industry, safety and health management, accident investigation, fall hazard awareness, and recordkeeping.
Safety Specialist Certificate (UC San Diego Extension)
This certificate was designed in partnership with the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) San Diego Chapter and is an intensive, cohort-based program that combines in-class education with associated skills practice.
Included in the certificate program topics are all items necessary for individuals to prepare for entry level safety jobs in the construction industry, including an on-the job paid internship.
In addition to this industry-specific expertise, communication with upper management, communication with workers/training, and leadership are all crucial topics studied.
The certificate is offered in a cohort format and application to the program is required.
If you have any questions about the Professional Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health, please email us and provide your phone number for a return call.