Fire Science

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.


Major Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.

Admission criteria


Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
FSC105Hazardous Materials/First Responder3
FSC108Fundamentals of Fire Prevention3
FSC113Introduction to Fire Suppression3
FSC117Fire Apparatus3
FSC119Introduction Fire Service Ethics3
AJS/DPR/FSC147Emergency Preparedness (3) OR
AJS/DPR/FSC148Fundamentals of Emergency Management (3)3
FSC208Firefighter Safety and Building Construction3
FSC215Customer Service in the Public Sector3
  • Describe the chemical processes utilized in dealing with hazardous materials incidence. (FSC105)
  • Recognize and identify the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials. (FSC105)
  • Describe the problems concerning fire prevention techniques, procedures, regulations, code enforcement, and occupancy survey. (FSC108, FSC208)
  • Describe the characteristics and behavior of fire and extinguishing agents. (FSC113)
  • Describe fire suppression organization, basic fire fighting tactics, and public relations as affected by fire suppression. (FSC113)
  • Describe the methods of attacking, controlling, and extinguishing various types of fires. (FSC113)
  • Describe the principles of care, maintenance, and operation of fire apparatus and pumper trucks. (FSC117)
  • Explain the fire department's ethical and moral responsibility in serving the public. (FSC119)
  • Describe ethical situations and conflicts in values that may arise in fire service, and suggest possible resolutions and methods for coping. (FSC119)
  • Explain emergency planning concepts and implementation strategies for response and prevention. (AJS/DPR/FSC147)
  • 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)
  • Describe personal and practical skills needed to enhance customer service in the public sector.(FSC215)

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