Degree, Certificate and Transfer Programs
Fire Science (FIRES)
Graduates of the fire degree and certificate programs will have the knowledge, attitudes, skills, habits, and hands-on experience needed to perform a variety of firefighting functions, including fire scene operations, fire prevention, fire instruction, and hazardous materials operations. Graduates can apply their skills fighting fire, performing fire prevention inspections, and operating fire equipment. Graduates will be able to evaluate a fire scene, develop strategies for handling different types of fire incidents, develop pre-fire plans, evaluate a business/industry for fire hazards, and evaluate/manage a hazardous materials incident. Topics of study include: techniques of firefighting, hazardous materials, fire apparatus, fire service instruction, fire prevention, and first responder.
Graduates will have the potential for employment as a firefighter, fire investigator, arson investigator, fire prevention officer, fire service executive support specialist, fire service vehicle operator, fire apparatus engineer, fire instructor, training program manager, fire officer, safety educator, or fire prevention inspector.
Program and/or Course Requirements:
Prior to enrollment in this program, fire department service records must be provided, if applicable. In addition to fees, students are required to have all safety gear that meets current National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
Students considering transfer options should take ENG 1111 and SPE 1101
State/FEMA certifications accepted for EMA 1200 and EPF 1600
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This is a General Education or Elective course to be selected and therefore has no schedule link.