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Safety Technician

Program Description

The Safety Technician Career Program includes the technical skills you need to start your career as an entry-level safety technician.

Safety technicians collect data on the safety and health conditions of the workplace. Technicians work with occupational health and safety specialists in conducting tests and measuring hazards to help prevent harm to workers, property, the environment, and the general public.

Occupational health and safety technicians work in a variety of settings, such as offices, manufacturing, and mines. Their jobs often involve considerable fieldwork and travel.

Career Program Summary

Number of Skills Courses 110
Time to complete 2.0 months*
*Completing three modules per day

Certification Opportunity

Students who complete this program have the opportunity of earning a nationally-recognized certification. Certification exams are delivered through our testing partner SpaceTEC®.

SpaceTEC is the National Science Foundation’s National Resource Center that promotes and educates candidates for technical employment. Its certification programs offer performance-based examinations that result in industry-driven nationally recognized credentials that reflect the competencies employers demand.

180 Skills / SpaceTEC Certifications are industry-recognized nationwide. These Certifications let employers know that you have attained the highest level of achievement in the subject matter.

The cost of the exams are included in the tuition for the Career Program.

Click the Body of Knowledge logo to view the full Certification Body of Knowledge.

Skills Competencies included in this Career Program









Income opportunity

According to the Manufacturing Institute (The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing 2015 and Beyond) over the next decade nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely need to be filled. The skills gap is expected to result in 2 million of those jobs going unfilled.

Employment of occupational health and safety technicians is projected to grow 11 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations.*

The median annual wage for occupational health and safety technicians is $47,440.*

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2012.
O-net job code: 29-9012.00

Hiring Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Civil infrastructure
  • Construction
  • Consumer products
  • Electrical equipment
  • Marine
  • Materials processing
  • Medical devices
  • Military