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Career Certificate

Fire Science Management

This Career Certificate allows students to gain employment in the fields of firefighting and fire prevention in addition to allowing both career and volunteer members of the Fire Service to advance their knowledge and skills. The credits earned in this certificate may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Fire Science Technology.

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to:

  • Explain the need for effective delegation of tasks in the fire services.
  • Describe the need for effective resource management in the fire service.
  • Explain the importance of ethical decision making in the fire service.
  • Explain the role of a company officer within the Incident Management System.

General Education Requirements(12 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (3 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
Social Sciences, Humanities, and Diversity (6 credits)
Choose two (2) courses from the following categories  (6 credits)
Category 5 - Social Science 3
Category 6 - Humanities 3
Category 7 - History 3
Category 8 - Diversity 3
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3

Major Requirements(9 credits)

Code Name Credits
FS 101 Principles of Emergency Services 3
FS 201 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Administration 3
FS 213 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety Survival 3

Fire Science Career Electives(6 credits)

Code Name Credits
Choose two (2) courses from Criminal Justice, Fire Science, or Homeland Security 6

Free Elective(3 credits)

Code Name Credits
Choose one (1) college level course 3

Total Credits 30