Dr. Carter Kerk
The graduate level Occupational Safety Certificate at SDSM&T is designed to respond to a business need across all sectors (including general industry, construction, mining, health care, service, etc.) that places occupational safety at the highest level of organizational priorities. This certificate is open to any graduate student at SDSM&T. (For undergraduate students, refer to the Occupational Safety Minor.)
The Occupational Safety Certificate program is designed to enable students to enhance their graduate degree with a concentration of occupational safety related courses. While the certificate could enrich any graduate degree, it would be particularly well-suited for Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management, Engineering Management, and Mechanical Engineering. Courses are offered on-campus and it is possible to complete the certificate through distance offerings. The core course and core electives provide a foundation in the identification, evaluation, and control of hazards relating to safety, industrial hygiene, and ergonomics. These courses will provide students with knowledge of regulatory aspects (OSHA, MSHA, EU, etc.), standards (ISO,ANSI,OHSAS, NIOSH, etc.), program development and evaluation, as well as professional licensing, certification, and ethnics.
Students should contact the program coordinator for the application procedure and appropriate forms.
Once an application is filed, it is included in the degree audit form. It is the responsibility of the student’s advisor to certify certification completion along with the final degree audit.