Advanced Certificate in Industrial Hygiene

Program Description

The Advanced Certificate in Industrial Hygiene is designed to provide working professionals with the skills required to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control occupational hazards. The program will prepare students to function in a wide range of occupational settings, including medical and academic environments, public health and environmental agencies, industrial, and corporate. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for the American Board of Industrial Hygiene’s (ABIH) Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) exam. Coursework completed in this program will meet ABIH’s eligibility requirement for academic content hours.

* The Advanced Certificate in Industrial Hygiene alone does not guarantee eligibility for the American Board of Industrial Hygiene’s Certified Industrial Hygienist exam. This certificate will only fulfill the “180 academic contact hours” criterion listed on the ABIH Eligibility for Certification. Students must be in compliance with all other standards to sit for the exam.

The Advanced Certificate in Industrial Hygiene consists of the 4 courses: Environmental and Occupational Toxicology, Principles of Industrial Hygiene, and two electives. Each course is 3 credits. The certificate program is 12 credits.

Most students should be able to complete the certificate program in one year. All courses are available online.

The credits earned in the certificate program can be applied to the CUNY SPH MS in Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences program or transferred into academic programs at other institutions (subject to transfer policies). The maximum allowable transfer credits that can be transferred into the advanced certificate is 3 credits. These credits must be at the graduate level, from an accredited public health program, with a grade of B or better, and should not have been used toward another degree.

Please note that financial aid and student loans are not available for this certificate program. You may be eligible for payment plans with CUNY. For more information on payment plans, please review the SPH payment options page.

 

Admissions Deadlines
Fall 2019 semester:  July 1, 2019

 

Admission Requirements

  1. SOPHAS Express online application
  2. Application fee: $50
  3. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (GPA of at least 3.0)
  4. Please upload any official or unofficial copies of your transcripts directly to the SOPHAS express application
  5. Resume or CV
  6. Personal statement/statement of purpose (500 words maximum)
  7. TOEFL scores are required if language of instruction for prior degrees was not English
  8. Transcript evaluation from WES or ECE for international transcripts

 

Curriculum

Required Coursework (6 credits) EOHS 622: Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
EOHS 623: Principles of Industrial Hygiene
Elective Coursework (6 credits) Students choose 2 of the following courses:

  • EOHS 626: Industrial Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality
  • EOHS 627: Noise and Radiation Hazards and Controls
  • EOHS 643 Industrial Safety and Management
  • EOHS 633: Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health
Practice Experience No Fieldwork Required
Culminating Experience No Capstone Required
Total Credits Required 12

 

Recommended Course Sequence

For students beginning their program during the fall semester:

Semester Course
Year 1 Fall EOHS 623 Principles of Industrial Hygiene
Elective
Year 1 Spring EOHS 622 Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
Elective

 

For students beginning their program during the spring semester:

Semester Course
Year 1 Spring EOHS 622 Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
Elective
Year 1 Fall EOHS 623 Principles of Industrial Hygiene
Elective