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Firefighter Operations Certificate
Semester Hours:  17
Effective Term: Fall 2015
Prerequisites: All the following earned with a grade of "C" or better: EMS125, FSC129, and FSC134.

Complete the above OR Program Director consent

Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Firefighter Operations Certificate of Completion is designed to prepare future firefighters for a career in the fire service. The program curriculum and course of instruction will provide the student with the knowledge and skills to effectively perform the essential functions of an entry level firefighter.

Upon successful completion of the fire academy (FSC 140), students sit for the State proctored written and practical skills examinations; successful students will be awarded State of Arizona certification through the Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence Fire Service Accreditation.


Gainful Employment Disclosures per 34 CFR 668.6: centralaz.edu/documents/disclosures/Firefighter_Operations/Gedt.html

Recommended Proficiencies: 1. Some courses require State of Arizona Dept. of Health Services certification(s).
2. Some courses require evidence of CPR course completion.

Course Requirements
Firefighter Operations Certificate (19 Credits)

Recommendations
1. If pursuing the bachelor's degree program, contact department advisor
2. Some courses require
a. State of Arizona Fire Marshal Certification(s)
b. State of Arizona Department of Health Services Certification(s)
c. American Heart, Red Cross, or other certifying agency course completion in CPR
d. International Fire Service Accreditation Council (IFSAC) Certification

Prerequisites
EMS125 Emergency Medical Technician (8)
FSC129 Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations (3)
FSC134 Fitness and Conditioning for Firefighters (3)

Complete the above OR Program Director consent

Core Requirements (17)
FSC106 Introduction to Emergency Services (3)
FSC140 Firefighter I & II (11)
FSC180 Wildland Fire, Module I (3)

Other Requirements
Students must earn:
a grade of "C" or better in all core courses;
a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;
at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the characteristics of fire behavior and extinguishing agents. (FSC140)
2. (Analysis Level) Examine the theory of fire behavior, phases of fire and compare methods of fire control. (FSC140)
3. (Application Level) Demonstrate the methods of attacking, controlling and extinguishing various types of fires. (FSC140)
4. (Application Level) Predict the impacts of public relations that will influence the strategies of fire suppression and property conservation. (FSC140)
5. (Analysis Level) Analyze the policies and procedures that govern the practical application of modern firefighting and common terminology at the local and National levels. (FSC106)
6. (Evaluation Level) Critique the resource deployment practices of fire suppression organizations, basic fire fighting tactics and strategies. (FSC106)
7. (Synthesis Level) Categorize fire service resources, equipment and apparatus to determine their functions on an emergency incident. (FSC140)
8. (Evaluation Level) Explain and critique the components of fire prevention including code enforcement, public information, and public and private fire protection systems. (FSC106)
9. (Analysis Level) Analyze the environmental factors of Wildland Fire that affect the start and spread of wildfire. (FSC180)
10. (Application Level) Explain and demonstrate the maintenance, safety and efficient use of wildland fire suppression personal protective equipment. (FSC180)
11. (Analysis Level) Analyze the application of common wildland fire terms. (FSC180)
12. (Application Level) Demonstrate the ability to extricate and immobilize a patient from an automobile using extrication tools. (FSC140)
Standards for Program
1. Current NFPA 1001 standard, chapters 5 and 6; and National Fire Academy FESHE (Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education) standards. (FSC 106, 140)
2. Current standards for National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) for basic Fire Fighter qualifications, S130/190 standard. (FSC180)
3. Current Basic EMT curriculum of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) standards, Module 7: Gaining Access and Rescue Operations.(FSC 140)
4. NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 1670 standard. (FSC 140)

URLS: http://www.nfpa.org and
http://www.nwcg.gov