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Read more about the curriculum and courses offered when you enroll in our Master’s Degree in Safety, Security and Emergency Management online degree program.

SSE 885 – Quantitative Analysis in Safety, Security & Emergency Management

This course provides students with the understanding of advanced issues in identifying and evaluating problems related to safety, security, and emergency management by developing a systematic approach for evaluating evidence. Focusing on study design, measure of associations, confounding, interaction, and sources of bias and error, the student will gain an understanding of quantitative analysis and [...]

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SSE 890 – Lean Enterprise Practices in Safety and Emergency Services

SSE 890 Lean Enterprise Practices in Safety and Emergency Services A comprehensive review and discussion regarding lean management techniques in private industry and government. Topical applications include a history of lean management, process waste identification, creating flow in manufacturing and services. Creating standard workplaces and standard work to influence a safe culture of using the [...]

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SSE 870 – Principles of School Safety

This course is designed as an introductory course covering school safety for educators of all levels, education administrators and risk managers. The course will approach safety from the aspect of managing loss potentials for educational service employees, students and school visitors. The course progresses from defining school safety and exploring the concept of safety as [...]

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SSE 871 – Risk Management in Schools

Examine a range of potential risks and safety management strategies appropriate for educational settings. Review appropriate laws, regulations, codes and standards and develop safety management and crisis response strategies and programs.

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SSE 872 – Crisis Response, Management and Student Assistance

This course examines a range of emergency response, crisis management and recovery strategies appropriate for school settings and explores their effectiveness.

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SSE 873 – Program Development & Evaluation of Safety Interventions in Educational Settings

This course will explore strategies for developing and evaluating effective school safety interventions.

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SSE 860- Workers’ Compensation Administration

Workers’ compensation program administration will be reviewed from the perspective of practical activities that an employer should be engaged in to effectively manage work-related injury and illness claims. Transitional return to work programs and OSHA injury and illness record keeping practices will be reviewed as management system components that are closely associated with workers’ compensation [...]

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SSE 861- Labor & Employment Issues for Safety Professionals

The assessment and analysis of labor and employment issues which can impact the safety and health function in companies or organizations. This course will identify and analyze labor, management and safety related laws and regulations impacting the safety function, including but not limited to At Will employment doctrine, National Labor Relations Act and correlating labor [...]

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SSE 862- Labor Law and Collective Bargaining for Safety Professionals

This course will explore the foundations of collective bargaining process under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). It will also discuss the beginning of the process, how employees and unions organize in today’s industrial society; the tactics employed by both unions and employers during the organizing campaign; union avoidance; and the proposed changes in the [...]

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SSE 863- Issues in Discrimination Law for Safety Professionals

The assessment and analysis of discrimination issues and laws which can impact the safety and health function in most organizations. This course will identify and analyze the interplay and impact of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, and Pregnancy Discrimination [...]

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SSE 815 – Safety, Security & Emergency Management Administration

Examines administrative principles regarding organizing/managing functional areas of fire, safety, and security.

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SSE 820 – Strategic Planning for the Fire and Emergency Services

Comprehensive strategic planning including theory and value of strategic planning are examined. Steps to develop a strategic plan are examined and discussed.

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SSE 822 – Workers’ Compensation / Labor Law

Comprehensive study of workers compensation and regulations; National Labor Relations Act; Title VII; A.D.E.A.; and other relevant laws applicable to the functional areas of safety, security and emergency management.

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SSE 824 – Leadership in Fire & Emergency Services

Leadership issues including developing as a leader, leadership styles, decision skills, influencing persuasion, and storytelling are examined.

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SSE 825 – Public Sector Finance and Budgeting

This class examines the relationship of fire department budgeting within the scope of overall financial management of municipal governments.

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SSE 826 – Emergency Preparation and Response

In-depth study of the planning process, program development, training and assessment for response to man-made and natural emergencies/disasters within the public and private sectors.

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SSE 827 – Issues in Security Management

Survey of salient issues and concerns confronting security managers. Examines the application and contribution of various management concepts and philosophies to assets protection issues such as information security, personnel protection, threat analysis, technological adaptation, and resource allocation.

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SSE 828 – Industrial Safety Management

Investigation and analysis of hazard control principles relating to the management of personnel, facilities, and equipment, including control procedures, work-task analysis, risk identification and countermeasures, safety training, and pertinent safety management techniques.

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SSE 829 – Public Emergency Services

Overview of the theories and techniques of management practices regarding the operation and delivery of public sector emergency services.

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SSE 832 – Construction Safety

Introduction/analysis of general construction safety utilizing the key components of 29 CFR 196. Included in this study will be general safety & health provisions of OSH Act and a review of the various subparts of 29 CFR 1926.

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SSE 833 – Legislation & Legal Compliance

Comprehensive study and analysis of federal/state regulations and legislation such as OSHA and EPA, which mandate compliance with certain safety, health, and environmental conditions and practices relating to work performed in occupational, industrial, and comparable settings.

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SSE 834 – Corporate Compliance

The assessment, analysis and development of safety, emergency management, security and environmental compliance programs. This course will address the regulatory requirements and best business practices for each of the compliance areas.

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SSE 839 – Applied Learning

Work under faculty and field supervisors in a cooperative placement related to student’s academic studies. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours, but only three hours may count toward master’s degree. A minimum of 80 hours is required for each hour of academic credit. Instructor: Larry Collins

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SSE 841 – Applied Study in Safety, Security and Emergency Management

Supervised study in safety, security and emergency settings to provide the student with an opportunity to synthesize theory and on-the-job situations.

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SSE 845 – Personal/Environmental Hazards

Analysis and investigation of hazard and threat control principles relating to personal and environmental risks within the workplace. Investigation techniques, inspection methodologies, management techniques, and prevention programs essential to the manager within the safety, fire, and security functions are emphasized. Instructor: Program Coordinator Michael Schumann Click below to view videos from this course. SSE 845 [...]

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SSE 850 – Ergonomics and Human Factors

The assessment and analysis of ergonomic risk factors and development of an efficient and effective ergonomics program specifically focused on the private sector industrial employer.

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SSE 851 – Human Factors in Simple and Complex Systems

This course is a continuation of the assessment and analysis of ergonomic risk factors, but will also address issues such as the NIOSH Lifting Equation, Office Ergonomics, special issues and problem areas in ergonomics, and legal concerns with ergonomic related legislation.

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SSE 852 – Ergonomics Process & Practice

The assessment, analysis and development of efficient and effective analysis methods specifically focused on ergonomic hazards in private sector industrial environments.

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SSE 853 – Applied Research in Ergonomics

Ergonomics will be considered from the perspective of applied research into legal and practical implementation challenges.

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SSE 865 – Auditing for Safety, Security & Emergency Management

Theory and application of auditing in safety, fire, security and emergency management settings. Comprehensive study of risk/threat exposure and assessment.

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SSE 880 – Research & Planning for Safety, Security & Emergency Management

Identification/evaluation of problems, data interpretation, research/planning, models/applications for contemporary approaches to proactive safety, security and emergency management.

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SSE 830 – Business Continuity

Business Continuity will be discussed as an extension of a facility Emergency Action Plan to include the general phases of emergency response, crisis management, and business restoration.

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SSE 831 – Evolution of U.S. Emergency Management

This course covers more than a century of catastrophic events including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, droughts, a pandemic, and explosions that were pivotal in the evolution of emergency management functions and systems in the United States.

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SSE 897 – Independent Study

Designed for students who have demonstrated the ability to conduct individual research relating to safety, security and emergency management. Independent study proposal form required prior to enrollment.

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SSE 898 – Thesis

For students preparing a thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for master’s degree program. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours. Instructor: Scotty Dunlap

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HLS 800 – Homeland Security Policy Analysis

This course examines the political and organizational factors involved in developing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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HLS 810 – Critical Infrastructure Protection

Historical perspective of how various critical infrastructures have evolved and the quantitative approaches commonly used to evaluate them.

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HLS 820 – Intelligence for Homeland Security

This course examines key questions and issues facing the U.S. Intelligence Community and its role in homeland security and homeland defense.

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HLS 830 – Hazards & Threats to Homeland Security

Description and analysis of significant hazards and threats to national security, domestic security, and community safety, such as disasters, catastrophes, epidemics, accidents, technological failures, and terrorism.

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