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Career Studies Certificate

Fire Science Technology

Program code: 221-427-02

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Length: One-year program – Two semesters

Purpose:   With much of the fire service work being done by volunteer fire fighters, there is a need for in-service training as well as initial training for area volunteers. The Fire Science curriculum is designed to meet both needs.

Occupational Objectives:  Fire fighters in volunteer departments

Admission Requirements: Students must meet general admission requirements established by the college.


Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
FST 100Principles of Emergency Service303
FST 110Fire Behavior and Combustion303
FST 112Hazardous Materials Chemistry I303
FST 115Fire Prevention303
Second Semester
FST 120Occupational Health & Safety303
FST 205Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply303
FST 220Building Construction for Fire Protection303
FST 235Strategy & Tactics303

Total Minimum Credits for the Career Studies Certificate in Fire Science Technology   24

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