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

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Term Enrollment Graduation
Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 92 20
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 90 11
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 68 6
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 67 11
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 43 4
Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 39 7