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December 2, 2021

University Center to Offer OSHA Certification

The Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons will host an in-person information session on Dec. 8, 2021 for two new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certificate programs launching in spring 2022.  

The Advanced Safety and Health Certificate and the Certified Safety and Health Official Certificate programs will be offered at the University Center through the California State University, Dominguez Hills OSHA Training Institute Education Center, the only federally authorized OSHA center in the Los Angeles area.

“These certificate programs will provide the local and specialized training employers need to ensure a safe working environment for all employees,” said Leslie Carr, director of operations at the University Center.

The OSHA certificate programs will teach participants how to create workplace safety plans, understand OSHA standards, identify common violations, and how to propose abatement actions to fulfill regulatory mandates. 

The information session will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. in the University Center, Room 206. 

Since it opened in 2002, the goal of the 110,000 square-foot University Center has been to increase student access to advanced degrees by forging partnerships with surrounding four-year colleges and universities. Those institutions then make their academic programs available to students through courses offered at the University Center. These partnerships enable students to earn advanced degrees without leaving the Santa Clarita Valley. Over the last 19 years, 3,950 students have graduated from the programs offered by the University Center’s partner institutions. 

The University Center is located on the College of the Canyons Valencia campus and is best accessed via University Center Drive, the southernmost campus entrance on Rockwell Canyon Road. Parking in campus parking lots 13, 14, and 15 is free for the information session. 

For more information about the information session, email or call (310) 243-2425. 

In order to ensure the health and safety of the COC campus community, visitors must wear a mask while indoors and present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of visiting campus. Home tests are not acceptable. 

Please click here for more information about the college’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements for visitors.