Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management Construction Safety Curriculum

Online Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management Construction Safety Curriculum

Degree Requirements: 36 credit hours

Safety, Security and Emergency Management Core Courses

SSE 815 SSEM Administration 3 Credits

Examination of administrative concepts and principles regarding organizing and managing the functional areas of fire, safety and security. Development of organizational and administrative structure to include policy formulation, goals and objectives, managerial tasks and impact evaluations within an encompassing safety, security and emergency framework.

SSE 826 Emergency Preparation and Response 3 Credits

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.

SSE 827 Issues in Security Management 3 Credits

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

SSE 833 Legislation & Legal Compliance 3 Credits

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

SSE 865 Auditing for Safety, Security & Emergency Management 3 Credits

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

SSE 880 Safety, Security, and Emergency Research/Planning 3 Credits

A. Prerequisites: APS 465 or equivalent statistics course and departmental approval. Models and applications of research design and planning in safety, security, emergency services and assets protection. Identification and evaluation of problems, information and data interpretation, and research/ planning methodologies for contemporary approaches to proactive safety, security, and emergency services.

Safety, Security and Emergency Management Electives

We offer more general electives than those listed below. In addition, students can take a course in another concentration as an elective

SSE 822 Workers’ Compensation / Labor Law 3 Credits

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.

SSE 839 Co-op 3 Credits

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.

SSE 897 Independent Study 3 Credits

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. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours credit. (Prerequisite: Departmental Approval.)

Construction Safety Courses

SSE 835 Advanced Construction Safety 3 Credits

A more detailed examination of 29 CFR 1926, including PPE, highway safety, electrical, scaffolding, fall protection, cranes, excavation, steel erection, confined spaces and residential construction.

SSE 840 Technical Construction Safety Management 3 Credits

You will be presented with case studies and expected to prepare investigation reports, countermeasure plans and strategic plans to counter and prevent future occurrences.

SSE 845 Personal/Environmental Hazards 3 Credits

Analysis and investigation of hazard and threat control principles relating to personal and environmental risks in the workplace. Investigation techniques, inspection methodologies, management techniques and prevention programs essential to the manager within the safety, fire and security functions are emphasized.

SSE 832 Construction Safety 3 Credits

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.