The MCCC Fire Science Program is designed to lead to an AAS Degree which will prepare students for entry level technical or administrative careers in the fire science field by providing them with the necessary knowledge of the subject field, professional skills, and state-of-the-art techniques necessary for a successful career.
Some possible career paths and job categories include: firefighter; sprinkler and alarm system installer; safety engineering technician; fire safety and building inspection assistance or technician; insurance property damage appraiser/adjuster; property loss claims investigator; building codes inspector; and more.
The curriculum, is designed to prepare the student equally well for careers in the public sector fire services, or for private sector careers in safety, loss prevention engineering, and risk management. The public sector is rapidly professionalizing, and corporate hiring in these fields is expanding dramatically. Increasing opportunities also exist for transfer and articulation into 4-year baccalaureate degree programs in fire science, public safety, and emergency management and planning.
The MCCC Fire Science Program can prepare you for a career in:
- Fire control and suppression engineering.
- Insurance underwriting, claims and arson investigating, and loss control engineering.
- Fire equipment and systems design, research, sales and service.
- Military safety, rescue, and crash team response.
Nationwide, fire suppression and emergency response is a labor intensive growth industry. Careers in fire science and allied fields continue to show strong growth.
A Fire Science degree from Montgomery County Community College is built on a solid liberal arts foundation, and offers students a working base of knowledge in one of the most important public policy areas in our country today.
A graduate should possess:
- a thorough understanding of the field of fire science in both the public and private sectors.
- the necessary skills to effectively work within the organizational structure of the fire science field.
- a working knowledge of the basic field strategy and tactics that relate to various kinds of specific fire situations.
- an ability to identify, classify, and respond to the various kinds of hazardous materials events.
- a thorough understanding of the laws and ordinances related to fire prevention, protection and mitigation, and alarm systems.
- a thorough understanding of fire prevention and suppression techniques.
- an understanding of the causes, motives, and methods of arson, and the tools and methodologies available in fire and arson investigation.
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|FSC 100||Introduction to Fire Science||3|
|ESW 245||Safety and First Aid||3|
|Elective||Core Goal 6: Intellectual Heritage||3|
(15 Credit Hours)
|Core Goal 3: Quantitative Skills||3|
|ENG 102||English Composition II||3|
|FSC 101||Management of Emergency Services||3|
|FSC 102||Hazardous Materials||3|
|FSC 103||Fire Dept Org and Admin||3|
(15 Credit Hours)
|American National Government||3|
|FSC 104||Building Construction||3|
|FSC 105||Fire Prevention and Code Enforcement||3|
|FSC 106||Fire Investigation||3|
|Elective||Core Goal 13: Ethical Reasoning and Behavior||3|
(16 Credit Hours)
|FSC 108||Fire Protection Systems||3|
|SPC 110||Introduction to Speech Communication||3|
|FSC 265||Public Safety Technology||3|
|POL 125||American State and Local Government||3|
|Elective||Core Goal 4: Computer Fluency||3|
(18 Credit Hours)
|Core Goal 7: Aesthetic Sensibility and the Arts||3|
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 64