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2018-2019 Academic Catalog V 71 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog V 71 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BAAS - Occupational Safety & Health Management

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Students who enter the BAAS Leadership and Management Occupational Safety and Health Management program will develop the skills to manage safer workplaces, ensure occupational health of employees, conduct management system audits, and provide guidance to operations on industrial hazards. Students will learn to create and apply safety and health management standards through the application of critical thinking, experiential innovation-based projects, leadership/communication, and problem-solving skills. Completion of this program will allow students to advance into leadership roles within their chosen career field.

Academic Admission Requirements

Applicants for entry into the Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences (BAAS) in Leadership and Management degree must satisfy the following minimum criteria:

  1. General Admission to Odessa College.

  2. Compliance with Texas Success Initiative requirements (TSI).

  3. Completed an approved AAS degree from an accredited institution, or be within 15 SCH of completion.

  4. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

  5. Submission of specified BAAS Program application (BAAS - Automation only).

BAAS - Leadership and Management

Students interested in completing the BAAS in Leadership and Management must meet the general admission criteria above for admission to the program. Students who have been admitted to the program and are within 15 credit hours of completing their AAS degree, and currently enrolled in those courses may, with the approval of the Dean and Directly Responsible Individual (DRI), enroll in no more than two (2) upper-division courses. Students are expected to maintain Odessa College Academic Progress requirements as outlined in the EGA (Local), Student Handbook, and available online. The college seeks to preserve the spirit of the community college Open Door policy for new BAAS in Leadership and Management students while ensuring they have the prerequisite skills for success. Admission to the program will be capped by capacity and therefore students will be accepted in order of application and registration.

BAAS - Leadership and Management – Occupational Safety and Health Management Track

In addition to the above requirements, students interested in completing the BAAS in Leadership and Management with a concentration in Occupational Safety and Health Management will be required to have completed their AAS in Occupational Safety and Environmental Technology or related field. Approval of “related field” degrees will be the responsibility of the DRI for the program. This review and approval process mirrors multiple collaborative review processes at the institution, including review of transfer credits, between Student Services and Instruction and does not require new documentation.

Total Credit Hours 6 out of 120 = 5%

First Class Free Scholarship

Total Credit Hours 12 out of 120 = 10%

Term 3

Total Credit Hours 18 out of 120 = 15%

Total Credit Hours 25 out of 120 = 21%

Total Credit Hours 31 out of 120 = 26%

Congratulations - Level I Certificate!

Term 6

  • 3 SCH Social/Behavioral Sciences - (080 - Core Component Area ) (THECB-approve Texas Common Core)

Total Credit Hours 38 out of 120 = 32%


Total Credit Hours 44 out of 120 = 37%


Term 8

  • 3 SCH Langauge Philosophy & Culture or Creative Arts (040 or 050 - Core Component Area  ) (THECB-approved Texas Common Core)

Total Credit Hours 50 out of 120 = 42%


Total Credit Hours 57 out of 120 = 48%


Total Credit Hours 60 out of 120 = 50%


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Total Credit Hours 66 out of 120 = 55%

Term 12

Total Credit Hours 73 out of 120 = 61%

Total Credit Hours 79 out of 120 = 66%

Term 14

Total Credit Hours 85 out of 120 = 71%

Total Credit Hours 91 out of 120 =

Term 16

Total Credit Hours 97 out of 120 = 81%

Term 17

Total Credit Hours 103 out of 120 = 86%

Term 18

Total Credit Hours 109 out of 120 = 91%

Term 19

Total Credit Hours 115 out of 120 = 96%

Term 20

Total Credit Hours 120 out of 120 = 100%

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