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For people to do their jobs well, all-around safety is important. Safety managers take on the responsibility of ensuring workplaces as well as living quarters are free from health, chemical, and physical hazards. They contribute to safely increasing work productivity and to protecting the well-being of all. With a safety management degree from Wayne State, you’ll be prepared to work in industry, government, and private sectors. You’ll study technology, safety-related concepts, and business. You’ll also be prepared to deal with legal issues. As a safety expert, get ready to be in high demand as businesses and technologies grow.

Sample Program of Study

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99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.


Hours required:
For concentration: 56
General education: 41
To graduate from WSC: 120


Popular minors: Drafting, Business Administration


School: Business and Technology


Department: Technology and Applied Science


Safety cards: OSHA outreach trainers provide opportunities for earning 10- and 30-hour construction and/or general industry safety cards.

 

Safety Management Scholarships

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year.  Learn more about scholarships and financial aid for your degree in safety management at Wayne State College.
 

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.

Skills

Skills Learned

  • Industrial hygiene
  • Ergonomics
  • Construction, industrial, and systems safety
  • Workplace accident investigation
  • Accident prevention
  • Safety data analysis
  • Safe handling of hazardous materials
  • First aid and CPR
  • Introductory Spanish
  • Business management and supervision
  • Manufacturing processes and systems
  • Construction technology and systems
  • Residential drawing with CAD software
  • Welding and fabrication
  • Electronics and electricity
  • Time management and organization

 

Careers

Possible Careers

  • Safety manager
  • Government regulator
  • Public safety director
  • Hazardous material specialist
  • Transportation inspectors
  • Environmental health manager
  • Risk manager
  • Compliance officer
  • Supervisor
  • Quality assurance manager
  • Emergency response specialist
  • Security coordinator

Employers

Employers

  • Government / federal agencies
  • Environmental agencies
  • Construction companies
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Transportation companies
  • Waste companies
  • Production companies
  • Aviation companies
  • Chemical companies
  • Disaster management companies
  • Schools, colleges, and universities

 

Learn from the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 85% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

Student clubs and organizations

Clubs and Organizations

  • SkillsUSA
  • Associated General Contractors of America
WSC Service Learning

Service-Learning

Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester. 

Construction Student Activities

Opportunities

  • Field trips – Visit local construction and manufacturing facilities to meet pros in the industry and get a peek at operations behind the scenes.
  • Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
Internships

Clinical Practice

You’ll have a chance to work with local companies in this field to help you gain experience and earn credit toward your degree in safety management. Career Services is also available to help you find the best internship opportunities.

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