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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Fire Investigation
Major: 5744
First Term: 2012 Summer II    Final Term: 2014 Summer
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 12
CIPS Code: 51.0904
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: Shared by: CG, EM, GC, MC, PC, PV
Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security / Fire Science
Instructional Council: Emergency Medical Technology / Fire Science Technology (54)
GPA: 2.0

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Fire Investigation program provides educational credentials to industry certification for Fire Investigators. Fire Investigation series I-IV is the regional standard in Arizona for professional Fire Investigators in the private and public sectors. The degree option provides a comprehensive approach to knowledge, skills, and theory related to the practice of Fire Investigation.

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

Required Courses
 Credits: 12
 FSC209Fire Investigation I3
+FSC210Fire Investigation II3
+FSC211Fire Investigation III3
+FSC212Fire Investigation IV3

Program Competencies
1.Describe and explain basic methods of fire investigation, including determining point of fire origin, path of fire travel, and evidence preservation. (FSC209)
2.Application of practical skills for fire investigators by demonstrating appropriate examination and recording practices. (FSC210)
3.Explain and describe the appropriate processes for case building for fire investigators in a crime scene. (FSC211)
4.Describe and demonstrate appropriate skills and procedures for fire fighters involved in courtroom testimony. (FSC212)

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.