Occupational Safety and Health

Program Director: Joy Griffin

Office: Multipurpose Building, Room 240

Address: 802 E. Lavaca St., Beaumont, TX 77705

Phone: (409) 880-8850 / 880-8845

E-mail: safetyprogram@lit.edu

The 60 SCH Occupational Safety and Health Program is designed to prepare individuals for employment as a safety specialist with additional emphasis on industrial hygiene and environmental management. Courses may be taken individually to upgrade the skills of individuals employed as safety specialists. There is an Occupational Safety and Health Associate of Applied Science degree and a Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health.

The safety certificate will meet the needs of growing general industry and petrochemical expansion. This certificate will allow students to seek an entry-level position in the field of safety. The certificate will also allow students to continue their education and begin the Occupational Safety and Health Associate Degree program, so they can become a safety professional at a later date. Students that successfully complete all courses required for the certificate will receive a Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health Technology.

Most Occupational Safety and Health courses are taught in the evening hours to accommodate those employed during the day. A minimum grade of "C" must be earned in all courses in the program. In addition, a grade point average of 2.0 must be maintained in all courses to receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

In addition, Lamar Institute of Technology’s Occupational Safety and Health Program and Lamar University Department of Industrial Engineering have an agreement to facilitate the opportunities for students who wish to transfer from the Occupational Health and Safety Program to the Lamar University Bachelor of Science Industrial Technology Degree Program. This agreement specifies the conditions and requirements necessary for students to transfer to Lamar University.