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The curriculum of the occupational safety program focuses on the safety and health of workers and the work environment, government regulations, and the principles and protective measures needed in a variety of different professional fields.

APS 210 – Security Systems Integration

Principles of vulnerability and risk assessment including physical security surveys, integrated physical security systems, risk and threat identification, mitigation, threat analysis, criticality, and risk assessment.

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CHE 101/101L – Chemistry in Everyday Life/Lab

For students who plan to take no more than one year of chemistry. Basic principles of structure and properties of matter, chemical nomenclature and reactivity.

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EHS 340 – Industrial Hygiene

The impact of the workplace on safety and health, and methods for avoiding work‑related illnesses. Emphasis will be on the evaluation and the control of the work environment to protect worker health.

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EHS 345 – Advanced Industrial Hygiene

In‑depth discussion of the chemical and physical hazards of the workplace and their evaluation and to provide hands‑on experience in industrial hygiene sampling and analysis.

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FSE 101 – Fire Prevention

Fire prevention begins with an introduction to fire and safety related codes, fire prevention methods, mechanical systems and engineering solutions for hazards.

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FSE 120 – Fire Behavior and Combustion

Gain a solid understanding of the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start and spread, as well as how they are controlled.

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FSE/OSH 200 – Applied Fire and Safety Analysis

The Applied Fire and Safety Analysis course is designed to familiarize you with the existing sources of fire science data and the procedures to follow when conducting research.

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FSE 221 – Fire Protection Systems

This course provides an introduction to fire protection systems and their relationship to control and extinguishment of fires.

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FSE/OSH 225 – Legal Aspects of Fire Protection and Safety

Students in the Legal Aspects of Fire Protection and Safety course will examine the role of executive, legislative and legal decisions relating to personnel practices, employee safety, public protection and the legal responsibilities, liabilities, and authority of fire service practitioners.

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FSE 300W – Technical Report Writing for Emergency Services

Correct documentation and reporting of fire and safety matters is an essential element of the fire science industry. This course is designed to help students develop the oral and written communication skills specific to the public emergency services sector.

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FSE/OSH 305 – Hazardous Materials

Dealing with hazardous materials is an important component of emergency response. In this course, students learn the 8-step process involved with responding to a hazardous materials incident and discover how to implement a course of action.

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FSE/OSH 349 – Cooperative Studies

Course designed to combine classroom-based education with practical work experience. Academic credit is provided for structured job experience.

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MAT 107 – College Algebra

Real and complex numbers, integer and rational exponents, polynomial and rational equations and inequalities, graphs of functions and relations, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, matrices.

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OSH 261 – Principles of Occupational Safety and Health

In the Principles of Occupational Safety and Health course students explore the history of the development of occupational safety and health, the structure and functioning of the OSHA.

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OSH 262 – Principles of Occupational Safety and Health Legislation

Review of OSHA standards with emphasis on compliance and liability reduction. Discussion of OSHA regulations including citations, penalties, inspections, and record keeping.

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OSH 366 – Hazard Identification and Control

Hands‑on approach toward identification and control. Areas of study include noise levels, chemical land electrical hazards, air contaminants, and heat/cold stress.

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OSH 367 – Human Factors in Occupational Safety

Focuses on ergonomics, man/machine interface and human efficiency. Study of work‑related stress, psychological factors, and Cumulative Trauma Disorders.

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OSH 379 – Construction Safety

An in-depth analysis of the federal and Commonwealth of Kentucky’s OSHA requirements for construction safety.

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OSH 390 – Workers Compensation I

The Workers Compensation course within the Fire Administration concentration is an in-depth study of the foundation of Worker Compensation law.

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OSH 410 – System Safety Analysis

System Safety Analysis is about the establishment of safety management systems. Students in this course will gain an understanding of safety as a system and learn how to diagram, report, and keep records of safety practices.

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OSH 412 – Safety and Health Program Management

Emphasis on personnel aspects, communication, and motivation in managing safety and health programs. Practice in writing safety programs and implementing safety training. Evaluation of the effectiveness of various methods and programs. (Prerequisites: FSE/OSH 200, 262, and 366; or departmental approval. )

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OSH 492 – Workers Compensation II

An in-depth study of the management of a workers compensation program. Emphasis will be placed on learning the provisions of the Kentucky Workers Compensation Act and the processing and management of worker compensation claims.

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OSH 495 – Senior Capstone

Students examine case studies, examine real life situations, combine knowledge they have gained from previous coursework, analyze and develop strategies, develop countermeasures, engage in strategic planning and policy development and training. (per-requisite OSH 492).

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PHY 131 – College Physics Lab

Fundamental ideas of mechanics, heat, and sound.

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