The Occupational Safety, Health and Fire Science degree provides students with the knowledge of current legal requirements, standards, codes, and regulation of safety and health which are integrated with modern fire protection principles. The program covers the study of various factors in building structures and the uses of tools and materials which cause accidents.
This combined group major provides students with the knowledge of currents standards, codes and regulations of safety and health, integrated with fire protection principles. Students who complete the program will have developed the skills and abilities to analyze various working environments for health and safety threats. Students will have the knowledge to properly inspect the workplace to assure compliance with current regulations and standards.
One of the requirements of the program requires students to participate in an internship or cooperative education experience. This requirement provides students with real world experience in the field.
The Occupational Safety, Health and Fire Science program of study consists of 42 credits in the major and 24 to 29 credits required support courses. All courses in the major are instructed by career occupational safety, health and fire science professionals. Many of these professionals have risen through the ranks and obtained leadership positions within their organization or company.
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M.S.-T.C. Eastern Michigan University
B.S. Northern Michigan University
Assistant Chief of Police (Ret.) Novi Police Department
Graduate FBI National Academy – Session #250
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Victor Lauria is an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Department. He joined the full time faculty of Madonna University in 2015. Prior to joining Madonna, he served as an Assistant Chief of Police with the City of Novi. During his 28-year law enforcement career, Victor served in a wide variety of positions. He worked as a patrol officer, undercover narcotics officer, a K-9 handler, and detective, as well as numerous supervisory positions. His work has been recognized by the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association, National Retail Federation and the Michigan Association of Private Investigators. The National Geographic Channel profiled one of Victor's cases in the documentary film "The Science of Interrogation."
His favorite subjects to teach are interview and interrogation, and ethics.
In his free time, Victor enjoys spending time with his wife, Sherie, and their three children as well as hunting and fishing.