Employers across the country, from natural resource companies to hospitals and schools, to manufacturers and office-based businesses, to retailers - all must conform to occupational health and safety legislation. As legislation and standards become multifaceted, demand for qualified Occupational Health and Safety professionals grows.
This program is a great fit if you're looking to enter the Occupational Health and Safety profession, are already working in occupational health and safety and want to expand your career opportunities, or are considering or preparing to write the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) exam and are looking to expand your knowledge.
Explore the career possibilities of Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Occupational Health and Safety certificate program. Our graduates work in a wide variety of industries, advising employers on occupational health and safety issues.
The program provides knowledge relevant to all workplaces in:
The program is offered on campus in Saskatoon (on campus courses are listed below in the Courses section), and online.
The Occupational Health and Safety certificate program consists of:
The practicum provides a hands-on look at the day-to-day operations of a workplace, its safety management system and the role of Occupational Health and Safety professionals.
For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Occupational Health and Safety certificate program is approved by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSP) as meeting academic eligibility requirements.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Occupational Health and Safety certificate program is offered on campus in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and through distance education for students across Canada.
For current information regarding Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) options, contact the program head, Nolan Horbach, at this time.
Occupational Health and Safety professionals provide injury and disease prevention expertise in a wide variety of roles and workplaces. You could be part of a multidisciplinary team working on environmental or wellness initiatives, disability management, regulatory compliance and more.
Possible career opportunities include working with the federal, provincial or municipal government, in health care or educational institutions, with oil and gas companies, manufacturers, transportation firms, utilities, trades, construction and safety associations.
For more information, contact Student Employment Services at Sask Polytech.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Occupational Health and Safety Officer||Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety (2263)||$45,800 - $115,100|
September (on campus); September, January, April (online)
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
Note: Students must take one of the following three Electives: HLTH 192, TRAN 181, or WHMS 184
Check for courses that might be offered through part-time programming.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.
Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. Learn more about Transfer Credit.
Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.