EKU Partnering with the Industry
Eastern Kentucky University has entered into partnerships with several affiliates to encourage more students to apply the skills learned in EKU’s online Safety, Security and Emergency Management Master’s Degree program to advance the safety, security and emergency management industries. Students must apply to and be accepted into the program, and they also must register and pay for classes before any credit can be granted. EKU’s current affiliate partners include:
The Loss Prevention Foundation
The Loss Prevention Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2006 for industry-leading professionals to serve the loss prevention industry. Companies represented on the board of directors include ADT, AutoZone, Best Buy, The Gap, Home Depot, IBM, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Nike, Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart.
The Loss Prevention Foundation manages and grants two certifications: the LP Qualified (LPQ) and LP Certified (LPC) programs. These certifications are designed to be benchmark educational programs for individuals within the loss prevention profession and to prepare professionals for career advancement.
Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and who possess an LPQ or LPC certification can earn 3 credit hours toward the EKU Safety, Security and Emergency Management degree upon completion of one topical seminar course.
Graduates from the United States Combat Readiness Safety Center for the specific design of the Civilian Personnel (“CP-12″ Course) at Fort Rucker
EKU’s OSHA Training Institute (OTI) partners with the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Safety Center at Fort Rucker in Alabama to educate all safety officers from all branches of the military. This course is specifically designed for civilian personnel, and it is named “CP-12.” Graduates of the CP-12 course complete 240 hours of work to learn the safety and health requirements as identified by OSHA for military application.
CP-12 graduates who have earned a bachelor’s degree can qualify for 6 hours toward the EKU Master’s in Safety, Security and Emergency Management degree after being accepted and meeting certain criteria.
OTIEC students from the EKU OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Educational Center
The Eastern Kentucky University OSHA Training Institute (OTI) provides the basics for success in safety and health for federal and state compliance officers, state consultants, other federal agency personnel and the private sector.
OTIEC students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and who have completed at least 240 hours in the OTI course at EKU can qualify for up to 6 credit hours toward the EKU Master’s in Safety, Security and Emergency Management degree, upon completion of two topical seminar courses.
For more information about any of these educational opportunities, contact an Enrollment Advisor at 1-877-398-3048.