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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Firefighter Operations
Major: 5557
First Term: 2012 Summer II    Final Term: 2014 Spring
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 17-27
CIPS Code: 43.0203
Initiating College: Phoenix College
Program Availability: Shared by: CG, EM, GC, MC, PC, PV, RS
Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security / Fire Science
Instructional Council: Emergency Medical Technology/Fire Science Technology (54)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Firefighter Operations program provides the opportunity for individuals seeking employment in various firefighting settings to acquire the minimum standard firefighting skills needed in the field.

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

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

Admission Criteria:
Completion of Program Prerequisites.
Formal application and admission to the program is required.

Program Prerequisites
 Credits: 3-13
+EMT/FSC104Basic Emergency Medical Technology (9) OR 
  Permission of Program Director0-9
 FSC105Hazardous Materials/First Responder3
 FSC130Fitness for Firefighters/CPAT (1) OR 
  Permission of Program Director0-1
Required Courses
 Credits: 14
+FSC102Fire Department Operations11
 FSC134Fitness and Conditioning for Firefighters3

Program Competencies
1.Describe the theory of fire behavior, including types of fires, and explain how building construction relates to firefighting operations. (FSC102)
2.Identify and describe the types, functions, and maintenance of firefighting apparatus, and demonstrate the appropriate and safe use of each. (FSC102)
3.Identify, describe, and explain fire department operations, including equipment, personnel, and administrative policies. (FSC102)
4.Demonstrate the use of proper tools, standard operating procedures, and firefighter skills in a variety of firefighting situations and firefighter tasks. (FSC102)
5.Describe the physical requirements for performing basic firefighting tasks. (FSC134)
6.Apply skills of mental aspects of performance required in physical agility testing and firefighting. (FSC134)

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.