NOTICE: Select safety courses are currently being offered in-person as part of GPRC’s Relaunch Strategy. Online and videoconference courses will be available for registration and will run as scheduled.
You can start self-paced Online courses at any time. To start sooner than a listed course date, contact us here
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Training can be done online, on-site, and in the classroom. Classes can be part-time or full-time.
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Occupational Health and Safety
This certificate program is designed to help practitioners from many different backgrounds to develop the competencies needed to be effective in the development, implementation, and evaluation of occupational health and safety programs and systems in a wide variety of occupational settings.
Grande Prairie Regional College is sponsoring the Occupational Health and Safety Program to meet the needs of industry.
This program is brokered through the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension (www.extension.ualberta.ca/ohs). There is a one-time application fee of $75.00 to the University of Alberta to enter this program, and a $60.00 one time registration fee to become a student at Grande Prairie Regional College.
Courses for this program will be posted as scheduled
For more information call Shari Johnston at 780.539.2721.
|Compulsory Core Courses (39 hours each)
||Elective Courses (39 hours each, choose two)
| Introduction to Health & Safety Systems
|| Fundamentals of Disability Management
| Management of Health & Safety Systems
|| Fundamentals of Ergonomics
| Fundamentals of Occupational Hygiene
|| Applied Occupational Hygiene
| Organizational Behaviour
|| Fundamentals of Auditing
| Health & Safety Legislation and Policy
|| Training & Development of the Workforce
|| Interpersonal Communications in Business
| Enrichment Seminars (35 hours)
|| Safety Hazard, Recognition, Evaluation & Control
|| Risk Management & Communications
|| Environmental Resource Management
Some Testimonials from our Students:
"I have found the OH&S program to be both challenging and rewarding. Being a full time employee in the field of OH&S I have found that the way the program is structured gives me the ability to schedule my weekends well in advance, which is beneficial to both me and my employer. The interactive classroom approach works very well for the adult learner. The OH&S program has given me the opportunity to advance my career with my current employer. I have found that I am using my learned skills daily in my work as well as my home life. I would not hesitate to recommend this program to anyone who is either entering or currently employed as a safety professional. Do remember that safety does transcend industry fields and that what you take away from this program can be used in all sectors."
- Drew Abbott-Brown
“GPRC has given me the opportunity to advance my education while continuing to work. Health and safety compliance in the workplace has never been more important.
The Occupational Health and Safety Certificate Program has given me excellent preparation for the work place as a Safety Coordinator. This opportunity fulfilled not only a personal achievement but professional advancement.
The program of study covers the key areas in establishing and promoting the maintenance of safe and healthy working conditions and recommends measures to reduce or eliminate industrial incidents/health hazards and damage to the environment.
Huge thank you to the GPRC!”
- Audrey Sauder, Safety Coordinator , DMK Drilling Fluids Ltd.