Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5514
First Term: 2013 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 37
CIP Code: 43.0203
Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

Instructional Council: Emergency Medical Technology/Fire Science Technology (54)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 33-2011, 33-2021, 33-2022

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Fire Service Professional program provides practical firefighting, hazardous materials, related operations and fire service management emphasis in this program with history and theory used where necessary to assist professionals to cope with current challenges in the field. This curriculum is designed to (1) provide training for professional fire service personnel in order that they may most efficiently perform their duties (2) prepare people for a career in Fire Service or related field, and (3) provide people with a better understanding of fire and related hazards and challenges faced in providing public safety services. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available.

Required Courses
FSC105 Hazardous Materials/First Responder 3
FSC108 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3
FSC113 Introduction to Fire Suppression 3
FSC131 Introduction to Urban Technical Rescue 3
FSC202 Supervisory Training for Firefighters 3
+ FSC204 Firefighting Tactics and Strategy 3
+ FSC208 Firefighter Safety and Building Construction 3
Credits: 21

Program Competencies
1. Explain processes utilized in dealing with hazardous materials. (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)
4. Describe the characteristics and behavior of fire and extinguishing agents. (FSC113)
5. Describe fire suppression organization, basic firefighting 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 techniques and evolutions required to mitigate various technical rescue situations. (FSC131)
8. Describe supervision techniques of fire personnel. (FSC202)
9. Describe the roles/responsibilities of the Incident Commander in managing various types of major emergencies. (FSC204)
10. Explain the methods of providing for firefighter safety and the reaction of various types of construction to fire and heat. (FSC208)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 12-12-06

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.