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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.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Fire Science (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
What You’ll Learn
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Describe the chemical processes utilized in dealing with hazardous materials incidence.
- Recognize and identify the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials.
- Describe the problems concerning fire prevention techniques, procedures, regulations, code enforcement, and occupancy survey.
- Describe the characteristics and behavior of fire and extinguishing agents.
- Describe fire suppression organization, basic fire fighting tactics, and public relations as affected by fire suppression.
- Describe the methods of attacking, controlling, and extinguishing various types of fires.
- Describe the principles of care, maintenance, and operation of fire apparatus and pumper trucks.
- Explain the fire department's ethical and moral responsibility in serving the public.
- Describe ethical situations and conflicts in values that may arise in fire service, and suggest possible resolutions and methods for coping.
- Explain emergency planning concepts and implementation strategies for response and prevention.
- Describe and explain historical events and components of an integrated emergency medical system, including the role of development and processes for assessing threat.
- Describe personal and practical skills needed to enhance customer service in the public sector.
Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include CPD150, CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|Emergency Preparedness or Fundamentals of Emergency Management or Fundamentals of Emergency Management or Fundamentals of Emergency Management||RC||3|
|FSC105||Hazardous Materials/First Responder||RC||3|
|FSC108||Fundamentals of Fire Prevention||RC||3|
|FSC113||Introduction to Fire Suppression||RC||3|
|FSC119||Introduction Fire Service Ethics||RC||3|
|FSC208||Firefighter Safety and Building Construction||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in FSC113, or permission of Instructor, or equivalent.||RC||3|
|FSC215||Customer Service in the Public Sector||RC||3|
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Program Area Key
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
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).