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Construction Safety New

20-449-6 Certificate (C) 12 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Online

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Gain a firm foundation in the construction safety field. With this certificate, you’ll learn about the most common safety hazards found in the industry and the protective measures available. Special emphasis will be placed on fall protection, trenching and excavation, and material handling. All classes will transfer to the Construction Safety Technology associate degree.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Construction Accident Prevention
    10-449-106
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10449106
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines the requirements for managing safety programs on construction sites, to include regulatory requirements, financial aspects, risk management, and loss reduction.

  • Fall Protection
    10-449-168
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10449168
    • Credits: 3.00

    Discusses common methods of fall protection in the construction industry. Fixed fall protection systems, personal fall arrest systems, and drop prevention will be emphasized. Upon completion, students will meet the OSHA training requirements to be a Fall Protection Competent Person.

  • Material Handling in Construction
    10-449-169
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10449169
    • Credits: 2.00

    Discusses common material handling situations within construction include crane safety, rigging requirements, powered industrial trucks, and manual material handling hazards.

  • Trenching and Excavation Safety
    10-449-171
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10449171
    • Credits: 1.00

    Discusses the hazards associated with trenching and excavation with special emphasis placed on collapse prevention. Excavation hazards, protective systems, soil classifications, the role of the competent person and rescue options will be covered.

  • Construction Compliance
    10-449-185
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10449185
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides students with an understanding of common construction methods, hazards, and preventive measures. Will provide a detailed understanding of the OSHA Construction Standards, including Excavations, Fall Protection, Scaffolds, Steel Erection, Demolition, and Cranes and Derricks, as well as common components of successful construction safety programs.

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