Mission Statement

The Undergraduate Technology Certificate programs provide entry-level skills in Welding, Construction and Occupational Safety and Health.

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The Industrial Safety Support  Certificate   has been suspended as of Spring 2016. This means that no new students may enroll.

For more information and advising, contact Lorraine Stewart at lstewart@alaska.edu  907-486-1209.

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What will I learn?

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand and apply safety practices.
  • Identify risks to life, health and property, and develop and implement strategies that prevent injury.
  • Develop, implement, manage, and assess safety programs that comply with government regulations, industry standards, and best practices.
  • Develop and implement a process of incident or injury investigations; properly collect, organize, and analyze appropriate information to link root causes with observed effects.
What classes will I take?

Industrial Safety Program Support Certificate Requirements: 33 Credits

  • CIS A105         Inrtroduction to Personal Computers and Software Applications
  • ENGL A111    Methods of Written Communication
  • MATH A105   Intermediate Algebra
  • OSH A101      Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
  • OSH A108      Injury Prevention and Risk Management
  • OSH A120      Safety Program Management and Record keeping
  • OSH A180      Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
  • OSH A201      Workplace Injury and Incident Evaluation
  • OSH A211      Program Assessment, Development and Implementation
  • TECH A295    Technical Internship
What can I do with this degree?

Upon completion of this program, students are prepared for an entry-level position in Industrial Safety Program Support.



  • Inspect, test and evaluate workplace environments, equipment and practices
  • Carry out and evaluate programs on workplace safety
  • Demonstrate the correct use of safety equipment
  • Investigate accidents to identify why they happened and how they might be prevented in the future


The median pay is $21.79 an hour.

Job Outlook

Job openings in this field are growing about as fast as average.