Part-time, in class and online Occupational Health and Safety Certificate

Program details

Format
  • OHS courses: Part-time in Surrey
  • Electives: Part-time in Vancouver and Surrey
  • Some courses also available online
Schedule
  • Core OHS courses, which consist of 13 sessions each, meet in the evenings during the week.
  • In-class electives meet either in the evenings during the week or on weekends.
  • We currently offer two courses online (one core and one elective).* 
  • *Online courses can be accessed at your convenience via Canvas, our online course management system. 

Duration The program can be completed in as little as two years. You have up to five years to finish the program. 
Upcoming terms
You may begin with the first core course, Introduction to Health and Safety Systems, in any term. The next offering begins January 9, 2018.
Courses You'll take six core courses and from two to four electives.
Learning materials See individual courses for requirements. The cost of textbooks is not included in your tuition. 
Tuition Tuition is based on the total cost of individual course fees, which range from $530 to $795.
Application fee $75 (non-refundable
Application deadline There is no application deadline for this program, but we recommend you apply before you register for the first OHS course.

Interactive learning environment

In class, you’ll learn through a combination of lectures, presentations, discussions, practical examples and individual and group work. You'll learn alongside other professionals, with whom you'll share experience and ideas. You'll also benefit from top-notch instructors: They are  industry professionals whom we've choosen on the basis of their credentials, experience and teaching abilities.

Coursework: What to expect

Coursework reflects and builds upon the real-world experience that everyone brings to the program. Prepare to spend six to eight hours on homework each week. 

English language requirements

To meet the demands of your coursework, you should have an advanced level of spoken and written English.

Evaluation and graduation requirements

Evaluation methods vary, but you will receive a final letter grade (A to F) or (P/F) at the end of each course.

To receive the Occupational Health and Safety Certificate, complete all six of the core courses with a minimum grade of C and complete and pass at least 78 hours of electives. In addition, you must attend at least 75 per cent of scheduled classes within the core courses. When you have successfully completed all your courses, submit a graduation request form.