Image for ccl page

Fire Science - CCL

Major: 5486
Effective Term: 2012 Fall Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 24

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.

Program Notes:

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

Admission Criteria:


Program Prerequisites
EMT/FSC104Emergency Medical Technology 9
Required Courses
FSC105Hazardous Materials/First Responder 3
FSC108Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3
FSC113Introduction to Fire Suppression 3
FSC117Fire Apparatus 3
FSC119Introduction Fire Service Ethics 3
AJS/DPR/FSC147Emergency Preparedness (3) OR
AJS/DPR/FSC148Fundamentals of Emergency Management (3) 3
FSC208Firefighter Safety and Building Construction 3
FSC215Customer Service in the Public Sector 3

Program Competencies

  1. Describe the chemical processes utilized in dealing with hazardous materials incidence. (FSC105)
  2. Recognize and identify the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials. (FSC105)
  3. Describe the problems concerning fire prevention techniques, procedures, regulations, code enforcement, and occupancy survey. (FSC108, FSC208)
  4. Describe the characteristics and behavior of fire and extinguishing agents. (FSC113)
  5. Describe fire suppression organization, basic fire fighting tactics, and public relations as affected by fire suppression. (FSC113)
  6. Describe the methods of attacking, controlling, and extinguishing various types of fires. (FSC113)
  7. Describe the principles of care, maintenance, and operation of fire apparatus and pumper trucks. (FSC117)
  8. Explain the fire department's ethical and moral responsibility in serving the public. (FSC119)
  9. Describe ethical situations and conflicts in values that may arise in fire service, and suggest possible resolutions and methods for coping. (FSC119)
  10. Explain emergency planning concepts and implementation strategies for response and prevention. (FSC147)
  11. Describe and explain historical events and components of an integrated emergency medical system, including the role of development and processes for assessing threat. (FSC148)
  12. Describe personal and practical skills needed to enhance customer service in the public sector.(FSC215)

Additional information is available at MCCCD's Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation.

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.

Please refer to the Official MCCCD CCTA website for official programs information.

The college of you.