Hazardous Materials training

Occupational Safety & Health


Occupational Safety & Health is a highly comprehensive and intricate profession. It involves identifying workplace hazards, assessing the risks associated with job tasks, preparing for safety audits, reporting correct and accurate information to the Department of Labor or more specifically the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The objective of this program is to provide students and current safety managers skills required to perform at various levels within the safety management field. Students may be eligible to receive credit in these areas: industry/workplace training, military training/schooling, and/or civilian education (documents necessary for evaluation must be in the form of professional licensure, industry recognized certificates, military certificates of completion, and/or college transcripts). Documents will be evaluated only upon written student request and only if the student is a degree-seeking student and majoring in the field to which the credit pertains. Credits are awarded based on the American Council on Education ACE Guide. The degree requires a total of 64 credits, 15 of which must be completed with Barton. 

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Academic advisors are here to help students with decision making for class selection and guidance with degree programs. Advisors generally work by appointment but do accept walk-ins when available. New students seeking a preliminary degree plan should bring/send all pertinent documentation with them to their appointment. In order to be evaluated for transfer credit, transcripts from prior colleges must be official copies. Additionally, copies of certificates from employer based training can be evaluated for transfer credit.

Barton Online

Barton Online courses provide students the opportunity to complete an Associate Degree online anywhere in the world. Courses are offered each semester; one 17-week session and two accelerated 9-week sessions. Students can enroll, view course schedules and order textbooks for courses online via the Barton Online website