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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Science Technology, AAS


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Additional information available on the Fire Science Technology Department website at www.ppcc.edu/fst.

Recommended basic skills standards are

This program is designed to prepare individuals who have little or no experience with the firefighting profession for entry-level positions in the fire service industry. This program is also designed to allow experienced firefighters to receive awarded credits for knowledge gained through experience and training through the Fire Science Credit for Prior Learning Program, after which their learning can be expanded by successfully completing additional courses to complete the degree.

A plan for the entry into and completion of the fire science technology degree should be discussed with the Fire Science faculty advisors. This advising is needed to provide thorough information on the requirements of the degree program as well as to align the courses of the degree with the students’ academic and career goals.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the Fire Science Technology program, students should be able to:

  • Formulate basic fire ground strategies and tactics to be used during structure fire incidents
  • Distinguish the different stages and types of fire behavior
  • Compare the five building construction types and how they play a role during structural firefighting
  • Analyze how and why the fire service incorporates safety and health measures
  • Compare and contrast fire detection and suppression systems in various types of buildings

Total Credit Hours: 15-16


Emphasis Areas


Total Credit Hours: 45


Total Credit Hours: 60-61

Total Credit Hours: 45


Total Credit Hours: 60-61

Technical Electives


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