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Fire Science 2016-2017

These are 2016-2017 Plans of Study.

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Technological advancements and increasing sophistication in firefighting and prevention have made the role of the professional in this field more complex, requiring advanced preparation. This program is designed for firefighters and professionals in related fields such as construction engineering, insurance investigation, and corporate safety.

The Fire Science Program is accredited by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS commonly referred to as the Fire Charter (Certificate # 311).

The program emphasizes firefighting techniques, fire prevention, fire protection systems, and customer service. Combining these subjects with advanced hazardous material response, building construction, and hydraulics gives the student a firm foundation in fire protection and prevention.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Fire Science, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills with supervisors, peers, and the public
  • Explain the history and basic principles of the fire service
  • Recognize and respond to changing fire conditions and the potential for collapse in structures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the legal aspects of the fire service
  • Demonstrate the duties and responsibilities of Incident Command
  • Demonstrate necessary proficiencies with extinguishment hydraulics and fire protection systems
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of fire investigation principles.

Fire Science Associate Degree - Professional

Semester 1 . .
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar 1
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
FIRE 1121 Firefighter I 7
FIRE1122 Firefighter II 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
Semester 2 . .
EMS 1860 Emergency Medical Technician 7
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology 3
FIRE 1105 Strategies and Tactics 3
SES 1100 Personal Fitness Concepts 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
Summer Semester . .
COMM 1105 Oral Communication 3
FIRE 1112 Customer Service for Emergency Services 3
HUM XXXX Refer to approved GE - HUM list 3
MATH 1109 Math for Emergency Services 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
Semester 3 . .
NAT XXXX Refer to approved GE – NAT list 4
FIRE 2001 Fire Service Company Officer 3
FIRE 2003 Fire Cause & Origin Investigation 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 10
SEMESTER 4 . .
FIRE 2006 LEGAL ASPECTS OF EMERGENCY SERVICES 3
FIRE XXXX TECHNICAL ELECTIVE 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 6
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 60

Technical Electives:

FIRE 1102 Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations 3
FIRE 1103 Hazardous Materials Tech Level 3
FIRE 1104 Fire and Emergency Services Safety & Survival 2
FIRE 1106 Fire Behavior and Combustion 2
FIRE 1107 Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply 3
FIRE 1108 Fire Prevention 3
FIRE 1109 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
FIRE 1110 Fire Protection Systems 2
FIRE 1201 Introduction to Technical Rescue 3
FIRE 2002 Fire Safety Inspector 3
FIRE 2003 Fire Cause and Origin Investigation 3
FIRE 2005 Principals of Fire Science Command 3
FIRE 2094 Special Topics of Emergency Services 5
FIRE 2105 Advanced Building Construction 3

NOTE 1: Prior to enrolling in any Fire Science courses, student must complete one of the following: FIRE 1121 and FIRE 1122, or have documented Firefighter I and II certification.

NOTE 2: Students with EMT, Firefighter I and II, and/or apprenticeship certification may qualify for other nontraditional credit (“N”) which may apply toward the degree. Contact the Fire Science Technology coordinator at fire@cscc.edu for an advising appointment.

NOTE 3: FIRE 2105 Construction/Collapse for Experienced Firefighters is not open to students with credit for FIRE 1005. FIRE 2005 Incident Command is for Experienced Firefighters only. Contact the Fire Science Technology coordinator at fire@cscc.edu for an advising appointment.

Approved General Education (GE) List

HUM
GE-ART/HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

ARCH 2100 History of Architecture 3
HART 1201 History of Art I 3
HART 1202 History of Art II 3
HIST 1111 European History to 1648 3
HIST 1112 European History since 1648 3
HIST 1151 American History to 1877 3
HIST 1152 American History since 1877 3
HIST 1181 World Civ. I: Non-Western/Non-Amer to 1500 3
HIST 1182 World Civ. II: Non-West/Non-Amer since 1500 3
HIST 2223 African-American History I: 1451-1876 3
HIST 2224 African-American History II: 1877-Present 3
HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities 3
HUM 1270 Comparative Religions 3
MUS 1251 Survey of Music History 3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 1130 Ethics 3

NAT
GE-NATURAL/PHYSICAL SCIENCES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

ASTR 1141 Life in the Universe 3
ASTR 1161 The Solar System 3
ASTR 1162 Stars and Galaxies 3
ASTR 1400 Astronomy Laboratory 1
BIO 1111 Introduction to Biology 4
BIO 1112 Human Biology 4
BIO 1113 Biological Sciences I 4
BIO 1114 Biological Sciences II 4
BIO 1125 Plant Biology 4
BIO 1127 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
BIO 2215 Introduction to Microbiology 4
BIO 2301 Human Physiology 4
CHEM 1100 Chemistry and Society 5
CHEM 1111 Elementary Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1112 Elementary Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1171 General Chemistry I 5
CHEM 1172 General Chemistry II 5
GEOL 1101 Introduction to Earth Science 4
GEOL 1105 Geology and the National Parks 3
GEOL 1121 Physical Geology 4
GEOL 1122 Historical Geology 4
GEOL 1151 Natural Disasters 3
PHYS 1103 World of Energy 3
PHYS 1200 Algebra-Based Physics I 5
PHYS 1201 Algebra-Based Physics II 5
PHYS 1250 Calculus-Based Physics I 5
PHYS 1251 Calculus-Based Physics II 5

Firefighter I Certificate

Semester 1 . .
FIRE 1121 Firefighter I 7
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 7

Firefighter II Certificate

Semester 1 . .
FIRE 1122 Firefighter II 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 5

Red Cross Lifeguarding & Waterfront Skills Certificate

Semester 1 . .
FIRE 1203 Surface and Ice Rescue Technician 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 2

Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Certificate

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Semester 1 . .
FIRE 1100 Principles of Emergency Services 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
Semester 2 . .
FIRE 1108 Fire Prevention 3
FIRE 1109 Building Construction for Fire 3
FIRE 1110 Fire Protection Systems 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
Semester 3 . .
FIRE 1104 Fire and Emergency Services Safety & Survival 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 2
Semester 4 . .
FIRE 1106 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 16

Fire Inspector Certificate

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Semester 1 . .
FIRE 1121 Firefighter I 7
FIRE1122 Firefighter II 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
Semester 2 . .
FIRE 1108 Fire Prevention 3
FIRE 1110 Fire Protection Systems 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 5
Semester 3 . .
FIRE 2002 Fire Safety Inspector 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 20

Rescue Technician Certificate

Semester 1 . .
FIRE 1202 Rope Rescue Technician 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
Semester 2 . .
FIRE 1203 Surface and Ice Rescue Technician 2
FIRE 1208 Vehicle & Machinery Rescue Technician 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 4
Semester 3 . .
FIRE 1204 Swiftwater Rescue Technician 2
FIRE 1205 Confined Space Rescue Technician 2
FIRE 1206 Trench Rescue Technician 2
FIRE 1207 Structural Collapse Rescue Technician 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 15