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Non-Sworn Fire Service Professional

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Non-Sworn Fire Service Professional program is designed for students who need basic preparation courses to pursue a non-sworn career as a fire service professional and/or more comprehensive information about life safety, fire hazards, and prevention. A unique feature of the program is that the instructors are professional fire service personnel including firefighters.

Details

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Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Non-Sworn Fire Service Professional (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5486
Total Credits Required
18
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

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

  1. Describe the chemical processes utilized in dealing with hazardous materials incidence.
  2. Identify the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials.
  3. Analyze the problems concerning fire prevention techniques, procedures, regulations, code enforcement, and occupancy survey.
  4. Explain the characteristics and behavior of fire and extinguishing agents.
  5. Discuss fire suppression organization, basic fire fighting tactics, and public relations as affected by fire suppression.
  6. Evaluate the methods of attacking, controlling, and extinguishing various types of fires.
  7. Describe personal and practical skills needed to enhance customer service in the public sector.
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.

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

None

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.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
FSC105 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations 3
FSC106 Introduction To Fire Protection 3
FSC108 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3
FSC113 Introduction to Fire Suppression 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
FSC208 Firefighter Safety and Building Construction 3
FSC215 Customer Service in the Public Sector 3

Part-time 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 Credits
FSC105 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations 3
FSC106 Introduction To Fire Protection 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
FSC108 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3
FSC113 Introduction to Fire Suppression 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
FSC208 Firefighter Safety and Building Construction 3
FSC215 Customer Service in the Public Sector 3
Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within 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 Non-Sworn Fire Service Professional (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=149988).

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.