Fire Science Certificate

(formerly Fire Science Technology)

Curriculum FIR.FIR.CERT (C343A)

The Fire Science program is designed for individuals pursuing a career in fire service and related fields. Some fire departments offer hiring, promotional, and salary incentives to candidates possessing a certificate. This program is based on the curriculum recommended by the Fire Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) division of the United States Fire Administration (USFA).

Other areas of employment for Fire Science graduates include fire-equipment sales and service, municipal fire protection, fire prevention inspection in industry and architectural firms, investigation for insurance companies, and emergency medical services. Upon petition, students who have completed programs approved by the Illinois State Fire Marshall's Office will be granted equivalent credit toward a Certificate in Fire Science.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Fire Science Certificate, the graduate will be able to:

  • identify the fundamental knowledge of firefighting according to the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education;
  • define the roles and responsibility of a fire officer according to the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education;
  • explain hydraulics in emergency services according to the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education;
  • describe methods of fire investigation in emergency services according to the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education;
  • summarize chemistry of hazardous materials in emergency services according to the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education;
  • explain legal aspects of emergency services according to the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education;
  • explain safety in emergency services according to the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education; and
  • identify the components and key terms of the National Incident Management System according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Semester One

FIR 101National Incident Management System (NIMS)

1 credit

FIR 111Principles of Emergency Services

2 credits

FIR 112Fire Behavior & Combustion

2 credits

FIR 113Fire Prevention

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:7

Semester Two

FIR 102Basic ICS and Application Towards Single Resource & Initial Action Incidents

1 credit

FIR 114Building Construction for Fire Protection

3 credits

FIR 115 #Fire Protection Systems

2 credits

FIR 116Principles of Fire & Emergency Services Safety & Survival

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Semester Three

FIR 202 #Fire Service Strategy & Tactics

3 credits

FIR 210 #Fire Investigation I

3 credits

FIR 231 #Hazardous Materials Chemistry

3 credits

FIR 251 #Occupational Safety & Health for Emergency Services

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:11

Semester Four

FIR 203 #Fire & Emergency Services Administration

3 credits

FIR 218 #Fire Investigation II

3 credits

FIR 221 #Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply

3 credits

FIR 241 #Legal Aspects of Emergency Services

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 38

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is required for each FIR course.

See FIR course descriptions.

Coordinator: William Justiz, Ext. 3653

Gainful Employment

The information provided in the link below is available to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

http://www.triton.edu/GE_Certificates/FireScienceCertificate/43.0203-Gedt.html

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-160, or send an email to: finaid@triton.edu.