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Graduate Course Descriptions

SSE 801 MS Safety Security Emergency Management Academic Orientation. (0) Academic orientation for the SSEM Graduate Program. This course will address the college experience at the graduate level and assist the student in building skills and competencies for academic success in the program.

SSE 815 Safety, Security, and Emergency Administration.  (3) A. 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 822 Workers Compensation/Labor Law.  (3) A. 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 services.

SSE 826 Emergency Prep/Response.  (3) A.  In-depth study of the planning process, program development, training methods, etc., for response to man-made and natural emergencies/disasters for both private and public entities.

SSE 827 Issues in Security Management.  (3) A.  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.

SSE 828 Industrial Safety Management.  (3) A. 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.

SSE 830 Organizational Continuity. (3) Organizational continuity will be discussed using the phases of emergency response, crisis management, and recovery. This course addresses value added activity of planning for catastrophic events and critical factors in restoring operational activity.

SSE 832 Construction Safety.  (3) A. 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.

SSE 833 Legislation & Regulatory Comp.  (3) A. Comprehensive study and analysis of federal/state regulations and legislation such as 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 834 Corporate Compliance.  (3) A. 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.

SSE 835 Advanced Construction Safety (3) A more detailed examination of 29 CFR 1926 including: (PPE); Highway safety, Electrical; Scaffolding; Fall Protection; Cranes; Excavation; Steel Erection; Confined Spaces, Residential Construction. (FALL B)  (First offering in Fall B 2022) 

SSE 839 Applied Learning:  ______.  

 (.5-6) A.  Prerequisite:  departmental approval.  Work under faculty and field supervisor 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 required for each hour of academic credit.

SSE 839 A-F Cooperative Study:_____.    (.5-6) A.  Prerequisite:  departmental approval.  Work under faculty and field supervisor 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 required for each hour of academic credit.

SSE 840 Technical Construction Safety Management (3) Students will be presented with case studies and will be expected to prepare investigation reports, countermeasure plans, and strategic plans in order to counter and prevent future occurrences. (SPRING A) (First offering in Spring A 2023) 

SSE 841 Applied Study in Safety, Security & Emergency Management.  (3) A.  Prerequisite:  departmental approval. Supervised study in loss prevention setting to provide the student an opportunity to synthesize theory and on-the-job situations.  Individual conferences.

SSE 842 Safety Ethics (3). Addressed are fundamental concepts of ethics and ethical practice for safety professionals. Issues/topics include the central role of ethics, reaching agreement, cheating/free riding, and dilemmas faced by the safety professional. (SPRING A) (First offering in Spring A 2022)

SSE 843 Human Resources and Change Management for Safety Professionals (3). An analysis of human resource laws and employment issues impacting the safety function including ADA, Title VII and Pregnancy Discrimination Act. 

SSE 845 Personal/Environmental Hazards.  (3) A.  Prerequisite:  departmental approval.  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.

SSE 850 Ergonomics & Human Factors. (3) A. The assessment and analysis of ergonomic risk factors, identification of known musculoskeletal disorders, and development of effective ergonomic management techniques and compliance programs

SSE 856 Global Supply Chain Operations, Analytics and Security (3) Supply chains are increasing in size, scope, and complexity. Understanding and evaluating Supply Chain Management through the lenses of global security and risk assessment is essential. Course topics include supply chain safety, vulnerability, security, and logistics. (SUMMER A) (First offering in Summer A 2023)

SSE 857 Global Supply Chain Risk and Resilience (3) Understanding, assessing, and evaluating the fundamentals of risk and resiliency are essential to ensuring a secure, dependable global supply chain. This course explores how lean inventory strategies, centralized distribution, logistics, and offshore production impact the safety of global supply chains. Topics include risk assessment, resiliency planning, modeling, and mitigation strategies. (SUMMER B)  (First offering in Summer B 2023)

SSE 860 Workers’ Compensation Administration. (3) Workers’ compensation administration will review practical activities employers should engage to effectively manage injury/illness claims. Transitional return to work and OSHA recordkeeping associated with workers’ compensation claim management.

SSE 865 Auditing for Safety, Security, and Emergency Services.  (3) A. Theory and application of auditing in safety, fire, and security.  Comprehensive study of risk/threat exposure and assessment.

SSE 866 Special Topics in Healthcare Safety (3). This course, utilizing case studies and readings, will focus on current events, risks and threats to the healthcare delivery system, special safety issues in the news, and emergency management related to the safety of healthcare facilities. This material will be timely and relevant to the work the students are engaged in.  (SUMMER A) (First offering in Summer A 2023)

SSE 867 Safety and Security Across the Healthcare Continuum (3). This course introduces the student to the broad healthcare continuum, with the hospital/medical center environment as the central focus. Additional ancillary and specialty services, including the 17 healthcare service types addressed in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Final Rule (for Emergency Preparedness), each with their unique safety challenges, will be addressed. (SUMMER B)  (First offering in Summer B 2023)

SSE 880 Safety, Security, and Emergency Research/Planning.  (3) 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.

SSE 890 Topical Seminar:  

(1-3) A.  Prerequisite:  advisor/departmental approval.  Designed to explore specific, contemporary aspects of safety, security, and emergency services. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours provided topic is different each time.

SSE 897 Independent Study.  (3) A.  Prerequisite: departmental approval. Student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor and department chair prior to enrollment. Designed for graduate students who have demonstrated the ability to conduct individual research relating to loss prevention and safety. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours.

HLS 810 Infrastructure Protection and Risk Analysis.  (3) A. Foundations for providing security and resilience to the nation’s critical infrastructure with an emphasis on risk management.

HLS 820 Security Intelligence.  (3) A.  Principles of security intelligence and applications to private sector security, risk, and resilience efforts as well as operational models in an effort to safeguard physical, cyber, and human assets and to enable informed decisionamaking.

HLS 830 Achieving Long-Term Disaster Section Six - Course Descriptions Resilience.  (3) A.  Explores disaster trends and problems, as well as community wide mitigation and preparedness strategies aimed at reducing the impacts of natural hazards and achieving long-term disaster resilience.

HLS 831 Unconventional Threats and Responses. (3) A.  The course addresses concepts, theories, laws and authorities, principles, programs, and requirements associated with unconventional threats to our nation that most likely would result in mass casualties and pose large-scale responses and cascading threats.

HLS 835 Managing the Nation’s Disasters. (3) A.  Public sector emergency preparedness and response, and the associated laws, regulations, programs and practices.

HLS 850 Foundations of Cybersecurity Management (2) A. Identification and application of private sector cybersecurity management principles as well as the analysis and application of national cybersecurity policies and frameworks. Concentration on cyber intrusion prevention, response and recovery from a management perspective.

Course descriptions can also be found in the Graduate School handbook which can be found at the Graduate Catalog Page.

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