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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Fire Science
Major: 5486
First Term: 2012 Fall    Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 24
CIPS Code: 43.0203
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: Shared by: CG, EM, GC, MC, PC, PV
Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Instructional Council: Emergency Medical Technology / Fire Science Technology (54)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Fire Science program is designed for students who need (1) advanced training as professional firefighters, (2) basic preparation courses for a career in fire services and/or (3) more comprehensive information about the fire hazard and prevention. Certificate can be used by professional firefighters for promotions and salary advancement within the Fire Services. The program will provide courses for plant safety for fire protection personnel and basic emergency services for laypersons who need intensive first aid training. The unique feature of the program is that the instructors are professional firefighters and/or licensed Emergency Medical Training Personnel.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information: CG, EM, MC, PC, PV

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.

Program Prerequisites
 Credits: 9
+EMT/FSC104Basic Emergency Medical Technology9
Required Courses
 Credits: 24
 FSC105Hazardous Materials/First Responder3
 FSC108Fundamentals of Fire Prevention3
 FSC113Introduction to Fire Suppression3
 FSC117Fire Apparatus3
 FSC119Introduction Fire Service Ethics3
 AJS/DPR/FSC147Emergency Preparedness (3) OR 
 AJS/DPR/FSC148Fundamentals of Emergency Management (3)3
+FSC208Firefighter Safety and Building Construction3
 FSC215Customer Service in the Public Sector3

Program Competencies
1.Describe the chemical processes utilized in dealing with hazardous materials incidence. (FSC105)
2.Recognize and identify the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials. (FSC105)
3.Describe the problems concerning fire prevention techniques, procedures, regulations, code enforcement, and occupancy survey. (FSC108, FSC208)
4.Describe the characteristics and behavior of fire and extinguishing agents. (FSC113)
5.Describe fire suppression organization, basic fire fighting tactics, and public relations as affected by fire suppression. (FSC113)
6.Describe the methods of attacking, controlling, and extinguishing various types of fires. (FSC113)
7.Describe the principles of care, maintenance, and operation of fire apparatus and pumper trucks. (FSC117)
8.Explain the fire department's ethical and moral responsibility in serving the public. (FSC119)
9.Describe ethical situations and conflicts in values that may arise in fire service, and suggest possible resolutions and methods for coping. (FSC119)
10.Explain emergency planning concepts and implementation strategies for response and prevention. (FSC147)
11.Describe and explain historical events and components of an integrated emergency medical system, including the role of development and processes for assessing threat. (FSC148)
12.Describe personal and practical skills needed to enhance customer service in the public sector.(FSC215)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.