Industrial Safety

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

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Diversify your academic skill-set and gain additional career or education pathways with a minor in industrial safety.

Students of industrial safety will learn about policies and protections aimed at ensuring plant and factory worker protection from hazards that could cause injury.

All courses are offered online.

About Faculty

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To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. High school diploma or GED

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Complete and submit the online application for admissions
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee
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Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Students take all of SFED 335, 425, 435, 460, 477, 478, 498 and ITEC 308.

Students choose from SFED 461 or 462, which must be taken concurrently with SFED 460.

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ITEC 308Industrial Management3

Course Number: ITEC 308

Designed to present specific functions, resources, techniques and responsibilities associated with the various phases of industrial management.

SFED 335General Safety Education3

Course Number: SFED 335

This course includes a study of the philosophy of safety and safety education, the use of accident data, and the causes of accidents. Areas emphasized are: traffic, home, occupations, farm and recreational. Disaster readiness and fire prevention are included.

SFED 425Ergonomics3

Course Number: SFED 425

This course will introduce the study of ergonomics in the workplace, human variability, human/machine interfacing, human factors in designing equipment and work station layout. Federal and state regulations and guidelines will be examined.

SFED 435Occupational Safety and Health3

Course Number: SFED 435

The study of safety and health administration, accident prevention, and the control of health hazards as related to occupations. Includes a study of current safety and health requirements. Suitable for industrial education teachers and managers in industry.

SFED 460Organization and Administration of Safety Programs1

Course Number: SFED 460

Coreq: SFED 461 or SFED 462 This course examines the organizational and administrative, theory, structure, and practices of safety programs. Students will evaluate, plan, and develop a safety program.

SFED 477Accident/Incident Investigation and Analysis3

Course Number: SFED 477

This course provides the student with knowledge into the accident and incidents investigation methods, procedures, and techniques used for prevention of future problems.

SFED 478Behavior Based Safety Systems3

Course Number: SFED 478

Students in this course will explore the human dynamics of safety operations within the work environment and examine how tasks can be managed to significantly improve safety performance. Human practices are identified which create safety risks and analytical resolutions of those risks are determined.

SFED 498Special Topics in Safety3

Course Number: SFED 498

Selected topics and problems of current interest considered in depth. The course format will vary depending upon the topic, the instructor, and student needs. Topics vary based upon current industry issues.

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
SFED 461Supervision of Industrial Safety Programs2

Course Number: SFED 461

Coreq: SFED 460 This course examines the supervisory theory, structure, and practices of safety programs in general industry. Students will complete the OSHA 30 hour General Industry certification.

SFED 462Supervision of Construction Safety Programs2

Course Number: SFED 462

Coreq: SFED 460 This course examines the organizational and administrative, theory, structure, and practices of safety programs in the construction industry. Students will complete the OSHA 30 hour Construction Industry certification. Materials fee.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $247.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $299.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $741.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $897.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $375.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $427.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1125.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $1281.75

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What's it like to take a program online?

  • Quality learning experience

    The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

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