FIRE-1100 Principles of Emergency Services

3 Credits

Provides an overview to fire protection including history, organization of services, local and state laws in addition to nomenclature, chemistry and physics of fire protection systems, strategy and tactics.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Admission to or completion of accredited Fire Academy.

OAN Approved: OFS004. CTAN approved: CTFF002 (1 of 3 courses, all must be taken) and CTFF003 (1 of 5 courses, all must be taken).

FIRE-1200 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival

2 Credits

Introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Admission to or completion of accredited Fire Academy.

OAN Approved: OFS006. CTAN Approved: CTFF002 (2 of 3 courses, all must be taken) and CTFF003 (2 of 5 courses, all must be taken).

FIRE-1500 Fire Behavior and Combustion

2 Credits

Explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and how they are controlled.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Admission to or completion of Fire Academy.

OAN Approved: OFS003. CTAN Approved: CTFF002 (3 of 3 courses, all must be taken) and CTFF003 (3 of 5 courses, all must be taken).

FIRE-2321 Fire Protection Systems

2 Credits

Provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Admission to or completion of Fire Academy. CTAN Approved: CTFF003 (4 of 5 courses, all must be taken).

FIRE-2830 Cooperative Field Experience

1-3 Credits

Open to students eligible for the Cooperative Education Program. Employment in an approved training facility under College supervision. Requirement for one credit is 180 hours of approved work. Students may earn up to three credits in one semester. May be repeated for an accrued maximum of nine credits.

Other Required Hours: 180 clock hours of approved work per credit hour

Prerequisite(s): See campus COOP Advisor for the Cooperative Education Program application