Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5486
First Term: 2016 Summer   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 24
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: 33-2011.01


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 fire hazards and prevention. A unique feature of the program is that the instructors are professional firefighters. There is a related Fire Science emphasis (Track IV) available in the Emergency Response and Operations Associate of Applied Science degree program.


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

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester




Required Courses
FSC105 Hazardous Materials/First Responder 3
FSC108 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3
FSC113 Introduction to Fire Suppression 3
FSC117 Fire Apparatus 3
FSC119 Introduction Fire Service Ethics 3
AJS/DPR/FSC147 Emergency Preparedness (3) OR
AJS/DPR/FSC148 Fundamentals of Emergency Management (3) 3
+FSC208 Firefighter Safety and Building Construction 3
FSC215 Customer Service in the Public Sector 3
Credits: 24

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. (AJS/DPR/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. (AJS/DPR/FSC148)
12. Describe personal and practical skills needed to enhance customer service in the public sector.(FSC215)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 17, 2016

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.





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