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Fire Service Management

 

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Fire Service Management can be used by professional firefighters for promotional opportunities within the Fire Services. The program provides courses for experienced professional firefighters who desire to learn advanced fireground tactics and strategy, building construction, practical incident command, supervisory training of personnel, public administration, basic finance, and human resource management. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Fire Service Management is also available.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Fire Service Management (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5420
Total Credits Required
21
Catalog Year
2022-2023
Effective term
Spring 2021
Notes

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

This program replaces: CCL/5514 Fire Service Professional

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate management principles as they pertain to evaluation, supervision, discipline, delegation, and assignments.
  2. Manage a variety of emergency incidents based on standard procedures.
  3. Evaluate human resource practices including recruitment and selection, evaluation, compensation, supervision, and discipline of fire service personnel.
  4. Analyze the methods of providing for firefighter safety in a variety of incidents.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers

$71,970

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

Current employment as a firefighter and/or Firefighter I and II Certification and/or related experience as determined by the Program Director.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Option 1 Sequence

This option may include variable full-time (12 to 18 credits per semester) and/or part-time (11 credit hours or less per semester) status by term due to course prerequisites and scheduling. Speak to an academic advisor for details

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FSC119 Introduction Fire Service Ethics 3
FSC202 Supervisory Training For Firefighters 3
FSC204 Firefighting Tactics and Strategy Critical course Gateway course 3
FSC208 Firefighter Safety and Building Construction 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FSC167 Fire Captain Academy Critical course 6
FSC214 Human Resource Management In Fire Service 3

Option 2 Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FSC204 Firefighting Tactics and Strategy Critical course Gateway course 3
FSC208 Firefighter Safety and Building Construction 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FSC119 Introduction Fire Service Ethics 3
FSC202 Supervisory Training For Firefighters 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FSC214 Human Resource Management In Fire Service 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FSC167 Fire Captain Academy Critical course 6
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses listed in the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Fire Service Management (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=164891).


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.