Hegis Code: 5507

Program Learning Outcomes
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Curriculum Code: FRPT-AAS
Certificate in Fire Investigation: FRPT-CERT

     This curriculum provides a professional education in fire protection technology for those persons interested in pursuing employment in fire protection agencies as well as preparation for persons planning to work in industrial safety or inspection. The individual fire science courses prepare students with the insight and knowledge for varied careers in fire service.

     Students can earn a certificate upon successfully completing the fire science courses (FRPTCERT). An Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is awarded upon completion of the courses indicated below.

     Most career fire departments require either completion of certificate courses and/or the degree program for promotion inside the department.

     This program can be finished in two years by attending full-time or can be completed on a part-time basis as well. Except for FPR124 and FPT172, any fire science course can be taken in any semester. The following is an example of a course sequence but is not a required sequence. Students should consult with the department for guidance.

FIRST SEMESTER: 15-16 credits Credits
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
FPT111: Introduction to Fire Protection 3
FPT113: Hazardous Materials I 3
Mathematics Elective 3-4
SOC101: Introduction to Sociology 3
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  CHE100: General Chemistry 4
FPT124: Hazardous Materials II 3
FPT131: Building Construction and Facilities 3
FPT140: Fire Protection Hydraulics 3
Humanities Elective 3
THIRD SEMESTER: 15-16 credits Credits
English Elective 3
FPT148: Fire Service Management and Leadership 3
FPT149: Strategies and Tactics 3
FPT171: Industrial Safety Engineering I 3
Unrestricted Elective 3-4
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
FPT150: Arson and Fire Investigation 3
FPT172: Industrial Safety Engineering II 3
HSC128: Crash Victim Extraction 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4
* Political Science Elective 4

*Recommended: POL103: State and Local Politics and Government.
 Courses that constitute the major in this
curriculum These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.

Fire Science 30 credits
English 6 credits
Social Science 6 credits
Mathematics / Science 11-12 credits
Humanities 3 credits
Health Careers 3 credits
Unrestricted Elective 3-4 credits