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Workplace Safety and Prevention Technician

WSPGSchool of Engineering Technology

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates

Program Delivery

Campus / Full-time


Ontario College Diploma

Program Duration

5 Semesters

Program Contacts

Amy Cliff

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.7554
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Program Overview

Be a leader in the workplace by specializing in risk control and safety improvement

Employers across many industries, including power generation, mining, forestry, construction, manufacturing, healthcare, and more are seeking trained specialists to promote healthier and safer workplaces. You’ll learn from leading industry experts from across the province to understand current occupational health and safety legislation and to identify, assess, and manage risks and hazards in a variety of work environments.  

You’ll also train in areas of workplace wellness and human resource management. Learning will happen on campus, as well as virtually with several core courses delivered remotely in partnership with Lambton and Seneca Colleges. There is a mandatory full-time 7-week placement during the fifth semester in key industries. Graduates qualify to write the Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) examination.  

Program Highlights

Program highlights

  • Option to complete many courses virtually 
  • Delivered in partnership with Lambton and Seneca Colleges 
  • Learn from experts around the province with expertise in a variety of industries 
  • Full-time placement for 7 weeks in semester 5 
  • Grads can write the Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) exam to earn the CRST designation 
  • Grads may continue their studies at Toronto Metropolitan University 


Admission requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (U) or (C)
  • Any grade 11 mathematics (U), (C) or (M)
  • Any grade 11 chemistry (U) or grade 12 chemistry (U) or (C) or grade 11 biology (U) or (C) or grade 12 biology (U)

International Student Admissions

Are you an international student? Learn more about additional requirements.

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Academic Upgrading

Are you missing admission requirements? Strengthen your academic skills for free at your own pace through Academic Upgrading!

Program Delivery

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026
SEMESTER 5:  Spring 2026

Program of Study

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ENG 1002College Communications3
OHD 1000Occupational Health and Safety3
TRN 1001Training and Development3
CMP 1011Computer Applications3
PSY 2700Client Comm. & Leadership Develop3
BIO 1123Introduction to Biology3
One General Education course. 23
Semester 2
LDC 1000Ethical Leadership3
OHS 1012OHS Management Systems3
IND 1062Indigenous Perspectives on Care3
HEA 1051Health and Wellness3
CHM 1256Chemistry OHS Fundamentals4
LAW 1031Employment Law3
One General Education course. 23
Semester 3
ENG 1754Technical Communication3
BUS 2040Organizational Behavior3
OHS 1013Ergonomics3
OHS 1014Risk Management3
OHS 1015Disability Management3
OHS 1016Accident Prevention and Invest3
One General Education course. 23
Semester 4
OHS 1017Ind. Hygiene and Toxicology3
OHS 1018Ind. Hygiene and Toxico. Lab 13
ENV 1120Environmental Management4
OHS 1019Introduction to Process Safety3
OHS 1020Emergency Planning and Mgmt3
TEC 1000Technical Reporting2
OHS 1022Operational Safety3
Semester 5
FPL 1000Field Placement7
 Total Credits92

Course with Lab component.


For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$3,712.24Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$15,970.65Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

Tuition and ancillary fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

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Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

School of Engineering Technology

Imagine a career in a cutting-edge laboratory or inside a mine 5,000 feet below the ground or on-site constructing a skyscraper. At Cambrian, learning isn’t confined to textbooks. From chemical and civil engineering to mechatronics, mechanical, and more, at our School of Engineering Technology, you’ll gain the skills you need to bring a wide range of engineering theories to life.

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Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian’s college and university agreement details for further information. 

Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities as:

  • Health and Safety Technicians
  • Health and Safety Specialists
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officers
  • Health and Safety Team Leaders
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Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

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