Skill Award in Construction Health and Safety Specialist

Construction safety is a growing profession. This skill award is an ideal option for construction industry supervisors who are charged with the responsibility to maintain safe worksite conditions in order to be better prepared to effectively address the on-the-job safety of their subordinate staff.  Completion of this skill award prepares working superintendents, supervisors, forepersons, crew leaders and other working students to sit for the nationally and regionally recognized Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC) credential examination by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). 

Required courses:
CM 110Introduction and Fundamentals of Construction Management3
CM 210Construction Project Safety2
CM 270Construction Means, Methods and Equipment3
CM 280Safety Program Management3
Total Units11

Skill Award Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Construction Health and Safety Specialist Skill Award will:

  1. Analyze the elements of a Job Hazard Analysis.
  2. Develop a site-specific Injury, Illness and Prevention plan.
  3. Analyze effective approaches to mitigating and managing construction safety hazards.

1-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
CM 110 Introduction and Fundamentals of Construction Management 3
CM 210 Construction Project Safety 3
Spring Term 1
CM 270 Construction Means, Methods and Equipment 3
CM 280 Safety Program Management 3
 Total Units12

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


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