Occupational Safety & Health Technology

Associate's Degree. Certificate.

About the program:

The program prepares you for a career in the growing field of Occupational Safety and Health. The code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Transportation (DOT) are examined as well as safety regulations of the construction industry. This program provides you with information and training necessary to create a safe work environment and maintain compliance with state and federal regulatory agencies.

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Course information:


Occupational Safety and Health Technology

Program Includes Internships as Part of Coursework

Student internships make this program unique. Each student who enrolls in this program will be provided the opportunity to complete two or more internships before graduation. Many students complete two or more internships before graduation. In each internship, you receive three hours college credit while working in a safety related position with a sponsoring company in the East Texas area. This is unique in that it provides you with real, on-the-job experience along with your academic and technical classroom education.

This program is affiliated with the American Society of Safety Engineers, the world’s oldest and largest professional safety organization. Kilgore College has a student chapter of American Society of Safety Engineersr (ASSE) affiliated with the East Texas professional chapter of ASSE. The student Chapter has monthly meetings with professional safety and health speakers that help the students become acquainted with safety professionals in the area. Occupational Safety & Health Technology is a growing field. The reward of knowing that you are saving lives and preventing injuries in the workplace gives you peace of mind.

Career Opportunities are Vast in this Field of Study

Employers are asking for graduates with experience which this program provides through on-the-job internships along with academic and technical training.

Career opportunities may include the following:

  • OSHA Federal Compliance Officer
  • Safety and Health Inspector
  • Safety Technician
  • Safety Manager
  • Safety Director
  • Safety Officer
  • Safety Engineer
  • Environmental Safety Technician
  • Hazardous Materials Technician
  • Environmental Technician
  • Industrial Hygiene Technician
  • Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission Officer
  • Insurance Company Safety Inspector
  • Construction Safety Manager

Potential earnings upon completion of the Occupational Safety and Health program range from $35,000 to $65,000 depending on experience and geographic location.

Frequently Asked Questions

For information about Occupational Safety and Health Technology:

D'Wayne Shaw
Public Services and Industrial Technologies
(903) 983-8130
Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN), 114
Mary Martin
Professional Support Assistant
Public Services & Industrial Technologies
(903) 983-8131
Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN), 114