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Fire Science Technology AAS
Semester Hours:  65
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: EMS125 Emergency Medical Technician (9)

Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Fire Science Technology AAS Degree offers advanced training for professional firefighters, including practical firefighting, hazardous materials, related operations, history and theory and fire service management.

Recommended Proficiencies: 1. Some courses require State of Arizona, (AZCFSE) Certification(s).
2. Some courses require State of Arizona Dept. of Health Services Certification(s).
3. Some courses require American Heart, Red Cross, or other certifying agency course completion in CPR.
4. Some courses require IFSAC (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress) certification.

Course Requirements
Fire Science Technology AAS
Total Credits: 65

Prerequisites
EMS125 Emergency Medical Technician (9) or equivalent,
IEMT or Paramedic

General Education Requirements (19-20)

Written Communications (3)
Select one:
ENG101 English Composition III (3)
ENG121 Applied Technical Writing (3) (Recommended)

Oral Communications (3)
Select one:
COM100 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3) or higher
COM206 Public Speaking (3) (Recommended)

Art and Humanities (3)
Select courses numbered 100 or above from the following: ART, HMC, LIt, MHL, PHI, and THE. Students may also choose any course from the Art or Humanities AGEC lists. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Art and Humanities category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Art and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology (3) (Recommended)
Or select courses numbered 100 or above from the following: ABS, ECN, GEO, HIS, POS, PSY, and SOC. Students may also choose any course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences AGEC lists. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Social and Behavioral Sciences category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Arts and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Physical and Biological Sciences (4)
Select a 4-credit course with lab numbered 100 or above from the Biological and Physical Science Lab list. Students may also choose from the Biological and Physical Lab Science AGEC list.

Mathematics (3-4)
Select one:
BUS101 Business Mathematics (3)
MAT118 Essential Mathematics (4) or higher

Core and Elective Requirements (43)
FSC106 Introduction to Emergency Services (3)
FSC108 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention (3)
FSC109 Fire Protection Systems (3)
FSC110 Firefighter Safety and Survival (3)
FSC117 Fire Apparatus and Equipment (3)
FSC129 Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations (2)
FSC134 Fitness Conditioning for Firefighters (3)
FSC140 Firefighter I & II (11)
FSC180 Wildland Fire, Module I (3)
FSC208 Building Construction for the Fire Service (3)

Select two elective courses (6) from the following list:
FSC119 Fire Service Ethics (3)
FSC202 Supervisory Training for Firefighters (3)
FSC204 Firefighter Tactics and Strategy (3)
FSC205 Command Strategies for Major Emergencies (3)
FSC209 Fire Origin, Cause and Determination (3)
OR any FSC course

Requirements for EMS125 Basic EMT, EMS208 IEMT and EMS272 Paramedic are regulated by the Arizona Department of Health Services and are not negotiable.

Some courses require:
-State of Arizona, (AZCFSE) Certification(s) State of Arizona Fire Marshal Certification(s)
-State of Arizona Department of Health Services Certification(s)
American Heart, Red Cross, or other certifying agency course completion in CPR
-IFSAC (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress) certification

Other Requirements (3)
Reading Competency:
RDG094 College Reading
OR
Equivalent reading assessment test score

Computer Competency (3)
Select one:
AGB124 Microcomputers in Agriculture (3)
CIS110 Fundamentals of Computer Literacy (3) or higher
CIS120 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) or higher
EGR102 Introduction to Engineering (3)
EIT151 Digital Audio Workstation (3)
MSC122 Introduction to Web Design (3)

Students must earn:
a grade of C or better in all core course requirements.
a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
a minimum of 20 credits from CAC.
a minimum of 65 credits.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Evaluation Level) Recognize, evaluate and identify the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials. (FSC129)
2. (Analysis Level) Analyze and explain processes used when dealing with hazardous materials. (FSC129)
3. (Evaluation Level) Assess and solve problems concerning fire prevention techniques, procedures, regulations, code enforcement and occupancy survey. (FSC108)
4. (Evaluation Level) Describe and evaluate the characteristics and behavior of fire and extinguishing agents and apply to case scenarios. (FSC140)
5. (Analysis Level) Analyze and describe fire suppression organization, basic fire fighting tactics and public relations as affected by fire suppression. (FSC140)
6. (Evaluation Level) Describe, analyze, implement, evaluate and justify the methods of attacking, controlling and extinguishing various types of fires. (FSC140)
7. (Analysis Level) Describe and analyze the roles/responsibilities of the Incident Commander in managing various types of major emergencies. (FSC204)
8. (Analysis Level) Analyze the methods used for ensuring firefighter safety in various case scenarios.
9. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the reactions of various types of construction to fire and heat. (FSC208)
10. (Analysis Level) Analyze the theory of fire behavior, phases of fire, types of fire behavior and methods of fire control. (FSC140)
11. (Application Level) Describe and demonstrate the types, functions and maintenance of fire apparatus. (FSC140 and FSC117)
12. (Application Level) Explain and demonstrate the tactical operations applied to a structural fire and the importance of early salvage. (FSC140)
13. (Analysis Level) Analyze and demonstrate pounds per square inch, gallons per minute, friction loss, nozzle pressure and engine pressure as they relate to fire hydraulics and solve various hydraulic problems. (FSC118)
14. (Evaluation Level) Demonstrate ability to evaluate the situation and disentangle a patient from a wrecked automobile using extrication tools. (FSC238)
15. (Application Level) Demonstrate patient care, immobilization and stabilization skills according to local EMT protocols and the U.S. Department of Transportation Basic EMT curriculum. (FSC238)
16. (Analysis Level) Describe and analyze the responsibilities of personnel operating on the fire ground related to firefighter safety. (FSC208)
17. (Evaluation Level) Describe, demonstrate and critique the methods of attacking, controlling and extinguishing various types of fires. (FSC204)
18. (Comprehension Level) Describe local and interagency relationships in the Arizona Wildland Firefighting system and their roles for Wildland Fire suppression. (FSC180)
19. (Comprehension Level) Describe maintenance, safety and efficient use of Wildland Fire suppression personal protective equipment. (FSC180)
20. (Knowledge Level) Identify and define common Wildland Fire terms. (FSC180)
21. (Comprehension Level) Identify and discuss early traditions and the history of the fire service. (FSC106)
22. (Comprehension Level) Describe the role and functions of public and private fire protection organizations. (FSC106)
23. (Comprehension Level) Describe the entrance requirements and career opportunities for firefighters.(FSC106)
Standards for Program
1. As guided by the current standards for National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) for basic Fire Fighter qualifications, S130/190 standard. (FSC180)
2. Current Standard Operating Procedures or Guidelines established by the Arizona Fire Chiefs Consortium. (FSC204)
3. Current National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1561, Guidelines for Tactical Considerations for Incident Management. (FSC204)
4. Fire Command Textbook, Eight Functions of Command. (FSC204)
5. Current Pumping Apparatus/Driver Operator Standard. (FSC117, 118)
6. Current AZ State Fire Marshal Office Driver Operator Standards. (FSC117, 118)
7. Current NFPA 1002 Standard. (FSC117, 118)
8. Current NFPA 1901 Standard. (FSC117, 118)
9. Current NFPA 1500 Chapter 6 Standard. (FSC117, 118)
10. Current NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), current (International Fire Service Training Association), and current American Heart Association/American Red Cross standards. (FSC140, EMS125, 208, 272)
11. Current NFPA 1500 Chapters 7 and 8 Standards. (FSC208)
12. Current Building Construction Related to the Fire Service Standards. (FSC208)
13. Current NFPA 471 Recommended Practices for Responding to HazMat Incidents. (FSC129)
14. Current NFPA 472 Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to HazMat Incidents (FSC129)
15. Current NFPA 1031, chapters 1, 2 and 3 standards. (FSC108)
16. Current Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement. (FSC108)
17. Current AZ State Fire Marshal Office Inspector Standard. (FSC108)
18. Current Orientation Terminology Standard.(FSC106)
19. Current US DOT standards, Module 7, gaining access and rescue operations. (FSC238)
20. Arizona Center For Fire Service Excellence (AZCFSE). The Arizona state authority for granting IFSAC certification.
21. International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) standards.
22. Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) standards.
23. URLS to Standards:
NFPA: http://www.nfpa.org
NWCG: www.nwcg.gov
IFSAC: www.ifsac.org
FESHE: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/prodev/feshe_recognition.html
24. Additional Standards per course:
NFPA 471
Recommended Practice for Responding to Hazardous Materials Incidents
NFPA 472
Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents
NFPA 473
Standard for Competencies for EMS Personnel Responding to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents
NFPA 1001
Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications
NFPA 1002
Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications
NFPA 1021
Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications
NFPA 1031
Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner
NFPA 1033
Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator
NFPA 1500
Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program
NFPA 1561
Standard on Emergency Services Incident Management System
NFPA 1583
Standard on Health-Related Fitness Programs for Fire Department Members
NFPA 1710
Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations,
and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments
NFPA 1901
Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus
NFPA 5000
Building Construction and Safety Code

NWCG
Current National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) for basic Fire Fighter qualifications, S130/190 standard.
Current National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
State of Arizona Forestry Division qualifications for Red Carding for wildland fire standards.

URLs: www.nfpa.org and www.nwcg.gov