Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate

Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate
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Whether you are just starting out on your career path or are a seasoned professional, your Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate will give you a professional edge.

Although some occupations appear more dangerous than others, potential short term and long-term health hazards occur in every profession, from bankers to construction workers. Industrial hygiene is the science and art of anticipating, identifying, evaluating, and controlling these hazards, such as human exposure to chemical, physical, ergonomic and biological agents, and faulty work practices. In addition to safeguarding the workplace, industrial hygienists apply their skills to community issues such as hazardous waste disposal, indoor air quality, and air and noise pollution.

In the last two decades, employment opportunities in the field of industrial hygiene have exploded as a direct result of the passage of land-mark federal legislation such as the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA) and the Clean Air Act.

CSU's Certificate Program is designed to enhance the skills and provide the knowledge graduates need to successfully develop, administer, and evaluate occupational safety and health programs. Students are trained not only to recognize occupational hazards, but also to assess their effect on health and to recommend remedial action. Students will examine workplace regulations affecting Industrial Hygienist, and will become well versed with enforcement procedures and processes in occupational law and policy development.

Are You Considering a Career in Industrial Hygiene? Consider this:

  • Industrial Hygiene is listed in "U.S. New & World Report" as one of the top 20 fast track careers for the future!
  • Industrial Hygiene offers a variety of exciting work environments.
  • Industrial Hygienists protect people and the environment.

A current shortage of trained industrial hygienists, coupled with increasing career opportunities makes Industrial Hygiene a wise career choice for those individuals seeking to position themselves within fields that offer not only long- term job stability but ample advancement opportunities.

Open Enrollment

Start class when you are ready. There are no predetermined semester or session dates you need to contend with. CSU sets the objectives, you set the schedule, and CSU's faculty and staff provide the support you need to successfully complete your certificate programs.

Certificate Programs for Busy Professionals

Columbia Southern University's Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate program is designed for those of us who must juggle family and career commitments, along with our own professional educational needs, without jeopardizing what we already have.

At CSU, you are able to progress through your certificate program while you earn a living. You will earn your certificate on your schedule in the comfort of your home or office, at times that are convenient to you, without sacrificing the primary benefit of the classroom instruction - The Professor. Certificate professor(s) are readily available to work with you on an individual basis providing the assistance you need to successfully complete your certificate.

Education Never Ceases

In today's highly competitive job climate, continuing education is more important than ever. There are always others looking to do your job better and faster. Smart professionals realize that those content with the status quo not only hinder their prospect for advancement, but also potentially place their careers in jeopardy. In a volatile and ever changing marketplace that demands greater levels of skills within its workforce, this hard fact is true: You must be committed to ongoing systematic training if you intend to thrive and prosper in the 21st century.

Since returning to a resident college every three to four years is not a viable option for most, continuing education through professional designed and capable administered distance education programs is the answer.

Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate

  1. Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
  2. Toxicology Review
  3. Occupational Health Standards
  4. Airborne Hazards
  5. Sampling for Airborne Contaminants
  6. Indoor Air Quality
  7. Controlling Airborne Hazards
  8. Occupational Skin Disorders
  9. Occupational Noise Exposure
  10. Ionizing and Nonionizing Radiation
  11. Ergonomics and Temperature Extremes
  12. Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment

The Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate Program Includes:

  • Program Textbook
  • Study Guide
  • Administrative and Faculty Support
  • Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate

Students completing their course online, will have unit exams graded immediately. Other features that will enhance your learning are discussion boards, online grade book, and course study guide.

Program Tuition:
Tuition: $630.00

The minimum score for successful completion of the Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate program is 70/C. Successful completion of the Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate program is worth 4.5 CEUs or 3 semester hours of credit.

Who Will Benefit

  • Supervisors/Managers assigned health and safety responsibilities
  • Entry-level industrial hygienists
  • Anyone with on-the-job work experience related to health and safety
  • Technical, engineering, safety and health, or laboratory personnel making the bridge to industrial hygiene responsibilities
  • Industrial hygienists wishing to expand their knowledge
  • Occupational and environmental health professionals who could benefit from training and educational reference materials

“Employment of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is expected to increase 9 to 17 percent for all occupations through 2014, reflecting a balance of continuing public demand for a safe and healthy work environment against the desire for smaller government and fewer regulations. Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, emergency preparedness has become a greater focus for the public and private sectors, and for occupational health and safety specialists and technicians.”

~ Occupational Outlook Handbook, US Department of Labor

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the entrance requirements?
A high school transcript is required along with a basic knowledge of science and mathematics (algebra).

How do I get started?
Complete the Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate application, select your payment option, and forward to the address indicated in the application instructions.

Will I have to buy any books or other materials?
No. The University will supply the required text and study materials in the package you will receive within 10 days of registering for the program.

How long does the program take to complete?
You are allotted 10 weeks to complete the Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate program. You can, however, complete the course in less time if you are able. Course completion rate varies from student to student. It is entirely dependent on the amount of time that you will be able to devote to your studies; the level of prior knowledge you bring into your studies; and how quickly you grasp new concepts.

Can this certificate program be applied to a Columbia Southern University degree program?
Yes. In fact, successful completion of your Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate program earns you continuing education units (CEU). These CEU credits can be applied to CSU undergraduate degree programs.

NOTE: The Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate is not a certification. Completion of the Industrial Hygiene Management course does not authorize individuals to use the designation of "Certified Industrial Hygienist" or "CIH". The use of Certified Industrial Hygienist or CIH by an individual is approved by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) by successful completion of their requirements. For more information on the Certified Industrial Hygienist or CIH designation, please visit: