Fire Science Certificate

The Fire Science certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level technical or administrative careers in fire science that do not require a degree by providing them with the necessary knowledge of the subject field, professional skills and state-of-the-art techniques necessary for a successful career. This certificate is designed with enough flexibility to meet the needs of beginning students as well as offering the opportunity for professional and educational growth to practicing fire science personnel.

Career Pathway

Program Outcomes

The graduate should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to obtain or maintain entry level employment in the public or private field of fire science.

Special Admission Requirements The same admission requirements for the Fire Science academic program apply to the Certificate Program.


First Semester

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
FSC 100 Introduction to Fire Science 3
FSC 101 Emergency Scene Management 3
FSC 102 Hazardous Materials 3
(15/16 credits)
Speech, Computer Systems, Math, Science 3/4

Second Semester

FSC 104 Building Construction for Fire Science 3
Elective FSC 103, 105, 106 or 108 3
ESW 245 Safety and First Aid 3
FSC 265 Public Safety Technology 3
(15 credits)
Social Science (not Fire Science) 3


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