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.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|FSC105||Hazardous Materials/First Responder||3|
|FSC108||Fundamentals of Fire Prevention||3|
|FSC113||Introduction to Fire Suppression||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|
- 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)
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.