Lake Erie College offers online courses in lab safety certification


Lake Erie College is accepting applications to its fully online lab safety certification program for the fall semester. This program is open to anyone interested in receiving OSHA lab safety certification, regardless of educational or professional background.

Initially launched in May 2016 following approval from the Higher Learning Commission, the online lab safety program is taught by experienced Lake Erie College faculty members and offers insight into how to manage and follow standard operating procedures in a teaching, research, industrial or national laboratory.

Participants in the program enjoy the flexibility to complete the coursework on their own time and have access to expert advice along the way. Professors are only an email or phone call away, and office hours are available as well for those participants who live nearby.

“The online certificate program is a great way for individuals from industrial or educational settings to complete or update their professional certifications,” said Dr. Richard West, assistant professor of chemistry at Lake Erie College. "This certification is viewed favorably by employers.” 

Since each course can be completed in a matter of weeks, participants can take up to five courses per semester. Courses cost $600 per credit hour with group discounts available. Additional courses beyond the standard offerings are available based on demand. A complete list of courses can be found at

Following successful completion of the coursework, participants will be issued a certificate that is valid for one year.

In addition to the lab safety program, Lake Erie College also offers a fully online post-baccalaureate special education license program as well as online programs in 4/5 endorsement and reading endorsement. Applications for each of these programs are being accepted for the fall semester.

For more information, visit or contact Coordinator of Online Learning Doug Bird at

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