Analyzes the administrative and operational aspects of the fire service. Upon completion of certificate requirements, students will be able to evaluate industry-standard, administrative techniques in fire service settings. Additionally, Students will be able to analyze effective fire prevention methods utilized in fire science organizations and the community
Certificate programs are specially designed to offer targeted training for students entering a new career or for professionals seeking advancements in their current occupations. Ranging in scope from 10 to 30 credit hours, undergraduate certificate programs can provide theoretical and skills training for students seeking an overview of a career field. They can also serve to satisfy employer requirements for entry to the public service professions. The credential is officially designated as a Certificate of Completion (CCL).
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The Associate of Science in Fire Science degree program builds a foundation of the essential skills needed to work in the fire industry. By incorporating a comprehensive curriculum of fire prevention and fire protection, the program of study takes a multi-professional approach to policy integration and academic preparation in specialized fire service equipment and apparatus applications. This degree meets the educational needs of both those who desire to become firefighters and those currently employed in the field who are looking to advance their knowledge base. This program of study is recognized by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) through the U. S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy (NFA).