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Occupational Health and Safety (Part-time)

Ontario College Certificate
Program Code:
Business and Hospitality

About the Program

This part-time certificate program will provide a fundamental understanding of Occupational Health and Safety. The program is practical in nature and will be of interest to those having responsibilities for Occupational Health and Safety in their workplace, i.e. Health and Safety managers, Occupational Health Nurses, Joint Health and Safety Committee Members etc. or those who have an interest in this rapidly expanding field. It is strongly recommended that students complete the Occupational Health and Safety Legislation course first.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 4 years of acceptance into the program.

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

For more information on the PLAR process, please visit the testing website.

Graduate Opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:

Program Information

For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Part-time Program Handbook

Program Courses

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

Refer to the planned delivery schedule given below if the course is currently unavailable for registration.
Course Information
Course Code CourseTitle Status
OHS1010 Fundamentals Of Ergonomics Details
OHS1030 Industrial Processes Closed
OHS1040 Hazard Identification Details
OHS1050 Fire Safety Closed
OHS1060 Introduction To Occupational Hygiene Details
OHS1070 Occupational Health And Safety Administration Details
OHS1080 Occupational Health And Safety Legislation Closed
OHS1090 Sampling And Analysis Closed

Annual Delivery Schedule

Occupational Health and Safety #0494
Code Course Title F14 W15 S15
OHS1010 Fundamentals of Ergonomics X
OHS1030 Industrial Processes X X
OHS1040 Hazard Identification X
OHS1050 Fire Safety X X
OHS1060 Introduction to Occupational Hygiene X
OHS1070 Occupational Health and Safety Administration X
OHS1080 Occupational Health and Safety Legislation X X
OHS1090 Sampling and Analysis X X

All efforts will be made to adhere to this schedule, however the College reserves the right to make adjustments when necessary
Disclaimer The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Program Contact

Sharon Williams, 519-748-5220 ext. 3414, or

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