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Fire Science Technology

Certificate

PURPOSE: The certificate program in Fire Science Technology is designed to provide a broad-based knowledge of current and future advances in the fire science field. Rapid advances in technology require that personnel in the field keep abreast of the latest changes in technology and equipment.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Firefighter, Fire Officer, Fire Protection Specialist, Fire/Emergency Instructor, Fire or Building Inspector, Fire Investigator, Rescue Service, Emergency Medical Service, Hazardous Materials Services, Emergency Manager, Occupational or Industrial Safety and Risk Management, and related occupations.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: The certificate program is designed to provide full transferability to the AAS degree program where more in-depth knowledge in management is emphasized.

There are no physical requirements, such as height, weight, eyesight, and physical dexterity; however, the student should understand that there may be some requirements for employment in fire or rescue service agencies.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION: Please see http://www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/Gainful%20Employment/GE_Info_428.aspx to access gainful employment disclosure information for this program.

CURRICULUM:

COURSE

TITLE

LEC. HRS.

LAB. HRS.

CRS. CRE.

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

FST 100

Principles of Emergency Services

3

0

3

FST 110

Fire Behavior and Combustion

3

0

3

___ ___1

Approved Social/Behavioral Science Elective

3

0

3

___ ___1

Approved Laboratory Science Elective

3

3

4

TOTAL

16

3

17

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

0

3

FST 112

Hazardous Materials Chemistry

3

0

3

FST 115

Fire Prevention

3

0

3

ITE 115

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

0

3

MTH 1202

Introduction to Mathematics

3

0

3

___ ___1

Approved Social/Behavioral Science Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

18

0

18

Total Minimum Credits for Certificate in Fire Science 35

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1 A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.

2 Students planning to attend a four-year institution are recommended to take MTH 151, 170, or 163 in place of MTH 120.