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2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Occupational Safety Certificate

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Contact Information

Dr. Adam Piper
Associate Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering
LIB 130
(605) 394-1930
E-mail: Adam.Piper@sdsmt.edu

Occupational Safety Certificate

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.  Courses are offered on-campus and it is also possible to complete the certificate online.

Degree requirements

Distribution of credits

Core requirements: 6 credits
Research or project requirements: 0 credits
Elective requirements: 3 credits
Total credits: 9

For the graduate certificate 400/500 level courses must be taken at the 500 level.

Core requirements

A total of 6 core credits are required.

Research or project requirements

There is no research or project requirement for this certificate.

Elective requirements

At least 3 credits of electives must be selected from this list or from the core electives listed above.


No final degree examination is required for the certificate. Individual courses may hold final examinations as part of the course.

Additional requirements

A Certificate of Occupational Safety must be approved by the student’s graduate advisor and the certificate coordinator on a form available at the Office of the Registrar and Academic Services or from the certificate coordinator.  Additional information may be found at the Industrial Engineering Department website ie.sdsmt.edu.

In addition to these degree-specific requirements, the student must also meet the requirements and policies applied to all graduate degrees  by the Council of Graduate Education.

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