About the Program
Students develop the knowledge and technical skills required to create, implement and evaluate corporate health and safety programs and systems focused on the prevention of occupational injury, illness, and loss.
The focus of this program is to provide students with the knowledge and technical skills required to develop, implement, and evaluate corporate occupational health and safety programs and systems focused on loss control. By focusing on real-world issues and practical training, students learn to manage the impact of biological, physical, chemical, and ergonomic hazards.
This program has been reviewed by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) and is acceptable towards Factor 1 Application Criteria and, as a result, students are eligible for a scholarship from the board. Program graduates exceed the BCRSP’s formal education requirement, one of three requirements necessary to challenge the national exam for certification as a CRSP (Canadian Registered Safety Professional).
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $223
Tuition Cap: $2,085
Cost Per Credit: $747
Tuition Cap: $6,985
Health & Dental: $119
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $1,606
Semester 2: $1,182
Semester 3: $622
Semester 4: $637
Please note: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may also have additional expenses. Students who take all of their courses online are exempt from U-Pass, Health & Dental, and Recreation & Athletics fees. All fees are subject to change.
- 60% Grade 12 English
- 50% Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1 or 60% in Math 30-2 or Applied Math 30
- 60% in two of: Science 20, Physics 20, Chemistry 20 or Biology 20
Competitive Entrance - 78% overall average
Applicants who meet the minimum academic requirements but are lacking the competitive requirements and who also have related experience are encouraged to contact the Program Chair prior to applying.
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
To request advanced credit, you need to have transcripts, course outlines, course objectives, and previous courses taken. The content and hours of the courses will be evaluated and if enough similarity exists, then credit may be granted, providing the student has achieved a 60% or better in that course.
Advanced credit will only be evaluated once the student has been fully accepted into the program. For more information about advanced credit possibilities, contact: Jodi Howick, Chair, Occupational Health and Safety at 780.378.5024.
This program has a mandatory co-operative work experience component. The co-op work term allows students to integrate and apply what they learned in their first year in real world situations. During the co-op work terms, students take on various occupational health and safety responsibilities and projects in business, industry, government, education and non-profit organizations. In addition, students acquire additional professional skills, assess potential career directions and gain career and education-related work experience.
- Length: 4 months (15 weeks) in Semester 3
- Salary: NAIT cannot guarantee that every student will obtain a paid position or will receive a specific wage, should the work co-operative be a paid one.
- Dates: Between May 1 and September 1.
- Relocation: May be required - In the event that a student is required or chooses to work at an out-of-town work co-operative, any travel and living costs incurred are the responsibility of the student.
Accreditation & Industry Certification
Program graduates exceed the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals' (BCRSP) formal education requirement, one of three requirements necessary to challenge the national exam for certification as a CRSP (Canadian Registered Safety Professional). For information on qualifying for the Canadian Registered Safety Professional certification, visit www.bcrsp.ca.
Graduates will also obtain certification in WHMIS Train-the-Trainer, TDG, Standard First Aid, and H2S Alive
Scholarships & Bursaries
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.