Associate of Science
This program, which follows the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) and the National Fire Academy models, prepares students to meet the challenges of preventing fires and reducing the loss of life and property in today's rapidly changing emergency services delivery system. The courses focus on analytical approaches to fire protection and investigation, personnel management, disaster and fire defense planning, hazardous materials management, fire-protection structure and system design, emergency health services, the role of protective services within the community and the political structure of public organizations. The program improves the professional qualifications of all students and enhances their educational credentials and advancement prospects within their respective fields.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
- Seek employment or advancement in public or private emergency response organizations, government, insurance or private industry.
- Identify the requirements of various fire protection or emergency response environments and operate the equipment related to those environments.
- Prevent and mitigate hazards by means of identifying fire suppression and warning systems, building inspections, hazard descriptions and risk reduction strategies.
- Apply safety codes and proper procedures for hauling and storing hazardous materials.
- Conduct origin and cause investigations of fires.
- Manage a fire protection or emergency service organization through effective use of public and private emergency planning resources.
CCAC may accept State and National certifications in place of the Fire Science Administration (FSA) courses.
This degree does not provide certification as a first responder, but prepares students for careers in administration or management of first responder or related organizations