Occupational Safety


The Occupational Safety program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET.

As overseers of public and workplaces strive to meet safety guidelines, our students are leading their efforts.

The Fairmont State University Occupational Safety program curriculum is designed around the areas required for to meet safety necessities.

Occupational Safety students can expect to study:

  • Safety and environmental composition of industry
  • Safety management and concepts in accident prevention
  • Safety law and compliance
  • Construction safety and law
  • Industrial hygiene and toxicology
  • Fire prevention

Fairmont State Offers a 2-year degree in Safety Engineering Technology.  Additionally, we offer a 4 year, ABET Accredited degree in Occupational Safety.  No matter which path students choose, they can expect to have a course of study that includes math, chemistry, physics, human anatomy, statistics, speech, written composition, and psychology courses.

Laboratory activities enhance the learning process through hands-on projects.

Career Opportunities

Emphasis on ergonomics, hazardous waste, accident costs, worker’s compensation, regulatory compliance and health hazard control makes Occupational Safety students perfect candidates for industry positions like:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Technician
  • Agricultural Inspector
  • Fire Inspector
  • Building Inspector

A Day in the Life


Enrollment and Graduation Data

Term Enrollment Graduation
Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 92 21
Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 86 16
Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 96 20
Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 108 25
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 118 22
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 119 29