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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 the fire hazard and prevention. Certificate can be used by professional firefighters for promotions and salary advancement within the Fire Services. The program will provide courses for plant safety for fire protection personnel and basic emergency services for laypersons who need intensive first aid training. The unique feature of the program is that the instructors are professional firefighters and/or licensed Emergency Medical Training Personnel.

Admission Criteria


Program Prerequisites Credits: 9

EMT/FSC104Emergency Medical Technology9

Required Courses Credits: 24

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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Major: 5486
First Term: 2012 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 24
CIPS code: 43.0203
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: Shared by: CG, EM, GC, MC, PC, PV - CGC EMC GCC MCC PC PVC
Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Instructional Council: Emergency Medical Technology / Fire Science Technology (54)
GPA: 2.00

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