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, the role of the fire service within the community and political structure and the phenomena of fire propagation. 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 as a firefighter in public or private fire or emergency response rescue services, fire safety specialist, industrial safety specialist, underwriter, plan reviewer, code enforcement officer, insurance industry investigator, fire protection engineer or sales representative for safety equipment companies.
- Identify the requirements of various fire protection environments and operate the equipment related to those environments.
- Prevent and mitigate hazards by means of identifying fire suppression and warning systems, building inspections and hazard descriptions.
- Apply safety codes and proper procedures for hauling and storing hazardous materials.
- Conduct origin and cause investigations of fires.
- Manage a fire protection organization through effective use of public and private emergency planning and resources.
CCAC may accept State and National certifications in place of courses in the Fire Science Administration (FSA) program.