health, safety and environment certificate

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How we manage workplace and environmental health and safety issues is critical to workers, organizations, and the
environment itself. Organizations are highly motivated to avoid the huge costs associated with occupational and
environmental accidents and mishaps.
Legislation requiring employer compliance creates change and challenge for health, safety and environment (HSE)
professionals who must act in the roles of motivator, change leader and enforcer. Employers are looking for people
who can identify, evaluate, and communicate information about workplace and environmental conditions that may
have adverse impacts on human health. They need people who have the knowledge and skills to plan and implement
strategies to control and manage potential problems, and motivate proactive behaviour change.
HSE is a rapidly changing field with opportunities for employment in all industries. Like all Continuing Education
certificates, this program is a great way to build on your education and work experience.
CORE COURSES | 160 hours The core courses make up 160 hours of the 300 hours of
instruction required for this certificate.
BMC 104 Health and Safety Management Systems:
The Basics | 30 hours | Also Online
This course introduces you to the characteristics of effective
health and safety management systems. These systems are
required for the proactive management of health and safety
concerns throughout an organization. They ensure that all
employees throughout the line of management have clearly
defined accountabilities for health and safety, resulting in the
prevention of injuries and loss. This course is for practising
health and safety officers, coordinators, professionals,
trainers and administrators to gain knowledge of the
fundamental health and safety principles used to manage
workplace safety and health issues.
BMC 143 Hazard Assessment and Risk
Management | 20 hours | Also Online
A key aspect of any occupational health and safety program
is the proper identification of any hazards that exist at the
workplace, and the associated risk of injury or illness if a
worker is exposed to the hazard. In this introductory course,
you will learn the reasons why proper hazard identification is
an important contributor to a successful occupational health
and safety program, as well as practical tools to conduct
workplace hazard assessments. The relationship between
common hazards and risk of common occupational injuries,
such as work-related back injuries or electrical burns, and
illnesses, such as occupational cancers, will be explored in
detail using practical examples.
Prerequisite: BMC 104 Health and Safety Management Systems: The Basics
BMC 213 Business and Leadership for HSE
Professionals¹ | 40 hours | Also Online
BMC 197 Occupational Hygiene: The Basics
Health, safety and environment professionals work to provide
technical support to the business functions of their employers. To be effective, they need to understand: the way their
businesses work; the management system and the roles of
managers; the work of management in planning, organizing,
leading and controlling work; and organizational change and
how to deal with it. Further, they must be a skilled and competent trainer and have a proper understanding of training
methods, curriculum development and evaluation.
Discover the science behind occupational illness and
disease. The number of people affected by occupational
related disease continues to increase every year. This course
illuminates the science and art of occupational hygiene and
covers its past, present, and likely future. Topics include:
toxicology, occupational health and safety standards,
airborne hazards, indoor air quality, ventilation systems, skin
diseases, industrial noise, radiation, lasers, thermal stress,
and protective equipment.
Prerequisite: BMC 104 Health and Safety Management Systems: The Basics
Prerequisite: BMC 104 Health and Safety Management Systems: The Basics
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40 hours | Also Online
BMC 317 Regulations, Roles and Responsibilities
for HSE Professionals | 30 hours | Also Online
Gain valuable insight into regulatory and ethical aspects
of managing an occupational health and safety program.
Explore common concepts in provincial and federal occupational health and safety law, including due diligence and the
internal responsibility system. Discuss ethical perspectives
around individual rights and employer responsibilities such
as worker benefits, WCB premiums, employer obligations,
and work refusal provisions. Learn strategies to reduce risk,
increase compliance, and ensure that your organization is
meeting its legal requirements.
Prerequisite: BMC 104 Health and Safety Management
Systems: The Basics
BMC 298 Oil Sands: Overview, Environmental Impacts,
and Regulations | 30 hours | Also Online
BMC 259 Waste Management Systems | 30 hours
BMC 350 Stress and Fatigue Management | 30 hours
BMC 258 Water Management for the 21st Century | 30 hours
0 – 40 hours
Students may choose from 0 to 40 hours from the following:
BMC 316 Business Communication for Internationally Trained
Professionals3 | 40 hours
BMC 172 Human Behaviour in Organizations | 40 hours
Also Online
OPTIONAL HSE COURSES | 100 – 140 hours
BMC 206 Management Communications: Interpersonal Skills3
40 hours | Online
Students choose a minimum of 100 hours from the following
WRI 130 Professional Writing Basics | 40 hours
Pre-approved Continuing Education Credits4 | Maximum 30
BMC 201 Accident Theory and Incident Investigation1,2
30 hours | Also Online
BMC 281 Auditing of HSE Management Systems and
Compliance1 | 30 hours
Requires prerequisite: BMC 104 Health and Safety Management Systems
Students can take either BMC 206 Management Communications or BMC
316 Business Communications for Internationally Trained Professionals.
Credit will be granted for one course only.
Students may receive a maximum of 30 hours credit from pre-approved
U of C Continuing Education Business Seminars and part-time English
as a Second Language (ESL) classes taken in the last five years. Credit
equals approximately 2/3 instruction hours to a maximum of 30 hours,
i.e. a 15-hour course or seminar will give you 10 hours credit.
BMC 351 CRSP Exam Prep Course1 | 20 hours
BMC 309 Disability Management: An Integrative Approach1
30 hours | Also Online
BMC 274 Ecosystems: Functions and Impacts | 30 hours
BMC 218 Emergency Response1 | 20 hours | Also Online
Align with CRSP
BMC 112 Environmental Law | 30 hours
BMC 282 Environmental Management Systems and Standards
30 hours
BMC 215 Environmental Risk Management and
Communication | 15 hours
BMC 169 Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
30 hours | Also Online
BMC 199 Ergonomics1 | 30 hours
BMC 285 Fire Prevention and Safety1 | 40 hours
BMC 138 Global Warming and Climate Change | 15 hours
BMC 283 Importance of Human Factors2 | 20 hours
Also Online
BMC 295 Industrial Safety Processes1,2 | 40 hours
BMC 183 Integrated Workplace Health
20 hours
BMC 129 Introduction to Environmental Management
30 hours | Also Online
BMC 352 Learning Online | 10 hours | Online
Courses are delivered in classroom, online, and blended
formats allowing you to complete your program at a pace
that fits your needs and schedule. The Health, Safety and
Environment Certificate can be completed entirely in the
classroom, online, or through a combination of both.
Whatever the delivery format of your course, you should plan
on studying and working approximately six hours per week
per course.
Online Learning Prerequisite Course
Before taking your first online course, you are required
to take BMC 352 Learning Online. If you have already
completed fully online courses in the past, you may apply
for a prerequisite waiver using the online application form
BMC 116 Management Tools and Techniques for
Environmental Issues | 30 hours
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In general, most students complete the program in two to
three years. Given that most students have other significant
time commitments, we recommend taking no more than two
courses at one time. Students who are keen to fast-track
their programs are encouraged to contact a student advisor
to discuss their specific situation and options that may be
available to them.
On completion of this certificate, up to 150 hours of equivalent courses may be transferred toward certificates in
Environmental Management or Professional Management.
The number of hours will vary based on certificate requirements and courses.
You can take courses first and enrol in the certificate later;
however, as programs are subject to change, we recommend
you apply for admission to the certificate program as early
as possible. Once you are admitted, you can be confident
that you have locked in the requirements leading to your
You must be a minimum of 18 years of age to be admitted to
the program. Successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma
and relevant work experience are recommended. If English is
not your first language, please review the English Language
proficiency requirements at
A degree or diploma is not required to enrol in this program.
CRSP Designation: The core courses along with several
optional courses align with the requirements of the Canadian
Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation. Students
who structure their program to take these courses emerge
from the program well-prepared to take the CRSP exam.
Awards are given to deserving students not only for their
academic achievement, but also for community involvement.
Award sponsors include both corporate and private donors.
To apply, you must meet eligibility criteria and submission
deadlines. Students in this program may be eligible for:
• Dick Martin Scholarship Award
• Health and Safety Conference Society of Alberta
Prior learning from other post-secondary institutions
• Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship
Advanced Standing may be granted for equivalent, graded
courses completed at other post-secondary institutions.
Credit may be granted for up to a maximum of 100 hours
towards this certificate. To apply for advanced standing visit
Prior learning from other Continuing Education
certificates, seminars, or ESL courses
If you have completed seminars, courses, or certificates
through University of Calgary Continuing Education, you
may be able to receive some credits towards this certificate
program. To discuss your course history with an advisor,
please call 403.220.2988.
To view courses and enrol online, visit and go to Interest Areas.
Choose Health, Safety and Environment,
then click on Courses. You may enrol online
for most courses using a Visa , MasterCard
or American Express.
You do not need to be enrolled in the
certificate to take a course. If you wish to
enrol in the Health, Safety and Environment
Certificate, please go to conted.ucalgary.
Health, Safety and Environment
University of Calgary Continuing Education
Room 229, 906 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1H9
To enrol by phone, please call 403.220.2988
or 1.866.220.4992 (toll-free) between
8:30 am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday.
You will need a Visa, MasterCard, American
Express, or a purchase order number from
your employer.
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