Certificate of Completion in Fire Science

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Fire Science

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Behavioral Science and Human Services


Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Fire Science program is designed for students who need (1) advanced training as professional firefighters, (2) basic preparation courses for a career in fire services and/or (3) more comprehensive information about fire hazards and prevention. A unique feature of the program is that the instructors are professional firefighters. There is a related Fire Science emphasis (Track IV) available in the Emergency Response and Operations Associate of Applied Science degree program.

Admission Criteria


What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Describe the chemical processes utilized in dealing with hazardous materials incidence.
  2. Recognize and identify the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials.
  3. Describe the problems concerning fire prevention techniques, procedures, regulations, code enforcement, and occupancy survey.
  4. Describe the characteristics and behavior of fire and extinguishing agents.
  5. Describe fire suppression organization, basic fire fighting tactics, and public relations as affected by fire suppression.
  6. Describe the methods of attacking, controlling, and extinguishing various types of fires.
  7. Describe the principles of care, maintenance, and operation of fire apparatus and pumper trucks.
  8. Explain the fire department's ethical and moral responsibility in serving the public.
  9. Describe ethical situations and conflicts in values that may arise in fire service, and suggest possible resolutions and methods for coping.
  10. Explain emergency planning concepts and implementation strategies for response and prevention.
  11. Describe and explain historical events and components of an integrated emergency medical system, including the role of development and processes for assessing threat.
  12. Describe personal and practical skills needed to enhance customer service in the public sector.

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
FSC105Hazardous Materials/First Responder3
FSC108Fundamentals of Fire Prevention3
FSC113Introduction to Fire Suppression3
FSC117Fire Apparatus3
FSC119Introduction Fire Service Ethics3
AJS/DPR/FSC147Emergency Preparedness (3) OR
AJS/DPR/FSC148Fundamentals of Emergency Management (3)3
FSC208Firefighter Safety and Building Construction3
FSC215Customer Service in the Public Sector3

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View MCCCD's program website for the Certificate of Completion in Fire Science (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=125933).

Major: 5486
First Term: 2018 Summer
Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 24
CIPS code: 43.0203
SOC codes: 33-2011.01
Initiating College:
Program Availability: - GC, MC, PV, PC
Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Instructional Council:
Last Updated: 02/25/2020