With the ever-increasing focus on employee safety, industries of all types and sizes are seeking specially-trained workers to support and promote healthier workplaces. The Workplace Safety and Prevention Technician program is a one-of-a-kind program designed to give you an understanding of current occupational health and safety legislation and the skills to identify, assess, and manage risk in a variety of work environments. You will also be trained in areas of workplace wellness and human resource management and develop the skills to identify and report on safety and health conditions in a workplace. As a graduate, you will be able to conduct risk assessments and common hygiene tests to prevent hazards and harm to workers, property, the environment, and the public. This program combines on-site and synchronous virtual learning.Apply now!
What's in it for you?
- Health and Safety Technician
- Safety Specialist
- Occupational Health and Safety Officer
- Health and Safety Team Leader
- Graduates from the Technician diploma meet the academic requirements set out by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) and are qualified to write the Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) examination to earn the CRST designation. Upon completion of additional relevant occupational health and safety experience, graduates are able to apply for the Board of Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) certification.
- Upon completion of the Workplace Safety and Prevention Technician diploma, graduates may gain advanced standing in university degree programs.
Plan your future
- Flex learning
Minimum technology requirements
- Regular access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection
- Web cam and headset
- Personal computer
- Windows 8, 8.1, or 10 operating system
- Web browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
- Apple Mac
- OS X operating system
- Web browser: Firefox or Safari
You’ll be accessing industry-standard software as part of your program. Your program coordinator and IT will set you up with access on your computer or within our campus labs. If you have any questions about these technology requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (705) 566-8101, ext. 7303.
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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. Learn more about BYOD by clicking here.
System requirements for Assistive Technology
To access the widest range of Assistive Technology (AT), a Windows-based computer is recommended.
- Recommended OS: Windows 10 or newer
- Recommended CPU: Intel or AMD multicore processor
- Recommended RAM: 8 GB
- Recommended Storage for Assistive Technology: 8 GB of available Hard Drive of Solid State Drive Space (please note this is not the total drive size and refers specifically to available space needed for assistive technology)
- Recommended Audio: Speakers or Headphones for Text-to-Speech and Microphone for Speech Input
While Apple computers can provide many AT options, some specialized software may not be available/compatible with this platform. Please consult with the Glenn Crombie Centre for further details.