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Financial support is available to eligible applicants in the form of a leadership education grant and leadership travel grant. Apply online at

To effectively participate in this program, students must have reliable Internet access and a device that meets these requirements.

About the program

In an increasingly complex work environment, organizations are realizing the health and safety of their employees is paramount and the services of competent health and safety professionals are highly valued. This part-time, hybrid program will provide the fundamental knowledge and skills required to monitor and assess the safety of people at work and related workplace hazards. Six of the courses are delivered online, while two courses have on-campus components for optimum hands-on learning. It is practical in nature and will be of interest to those having responsibilities for Occupational Health and Safety in their workplace, including Health and Safety professionals, Joint Health and Safety Committee Members, or those who have an interest in this rapidly expanding field. If you are unable to come to campus for the hands-on courses, you can take this program fully online through OntarioLearn equivalents. It is strongly recommended that students complete the Occupational Health and Safety Legislation course first.

Program information

All courses must be successfully completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Course fees to complete this program total approximately *$2,600.00.

*This is the estimated amount for domestic students and may differ if students take equivalent courses. Fees are paid when registering for each individual course and are subject to change each term.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.
  • Fundamentals of Ergonomics and Introduction to Occupational Hygiene require mathematical calculations. It is recommended that applicants have grade 12 mathematics. The college offers upgrading for students who have not achieved this level.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of admission requirements. Review Apply to a program to learn how.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in occupational health, safety, wellness, and health promotion in manufacturing, community organizations, private practices, learning institutions, government departments, and consulting firms.

Unsure of which program best suits your long-term career goals? Student Recruitment Advisors can provide one-to-one advising for prospective domestic students looking to take a program at Conestoga College. Please reach out to to book an appointment.

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Program outcomes

  • Developing and maintain workplace Health and Safety Programs.
  • Apply Health and Safety legislation to a workplace setting.
  • Access potential health hazards in the workplace.
  • Utilize basic principles of hazard recognition, evaluation and control.
  • Assist in performing ergonomic evaluations and make recommendations for reducing potential injuries resulting from overexertion, cumulative trauma, etc.
  • Identify potential workplace emergencies, and establish effective management programs.
  • Explain the toxicological effects of exposure to hazardous materials and physical agents.
  • Identify a variety of industrial processes, and their inherent hazards.
  • Demonstrate the effective use of monitoring equipment used in determining quantitatively and qualitatively, hazardous exposures to chemical, biological and physical agents.

Program related resources

Program contact

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Spring registration: Opens March 11, 2024
Fall registration: Opens July 22, 2024