Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5418
First Term: 1998 Spring   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 11
CIP Code: 43.0203

Occupational Area:
Instructional Council: Emergency Medical Technology/Fire Science Technology (54)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code:

Description: The Fire Science Technology Certificate 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 the fire hazard and prevention
The Fire Science certificate can be used by professional firefighters for promotions and salary advancement within the Fire Services. The program will provide courses for plant safety for fire protection personnel and basic emergency services for lay persons who need intensive first aid training. The unique feature of the program is that the instructors are professional firefighters and/or licensed Emergency Medical Training Personnel.

Required Courses
FSC111 Emergency Vehicle Driver Operator 2
FSC117 Fire Apparatus 3
FSC118 Fire Hydraulics 3
FSC202 Supervisory Training for Firefighters 3
Credits: 11

Program Competencies
1. Perform the necessary math calculations to determine water supply and hydraulics and technical requirements of pumper trucks. (FSC118)
2. Explain the process for handling hazardous material spills, leaks, fires, and explosions, and describe common hazardous materials carriers. (FSC111)
3. Describe the management of fire personnel as it pertains to their selection, discipline, recruitment, and probation. (FSC202)
4. Describe the principles of care, maintenance, and operation of fire apparatus and pumper trucks. (FSC117)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 5-24-05

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.