Curriculum & Courses

Prefix Number Course Credit
Hours

Fire Science Administration Core Courses

 
BUS 103 Non-Business Accounting
BUS 310 Principles of Management 4
BUS 321 Organizational Theory and Behavior 4
BUS 330 Business Communications 3
BUS 410 Business Law 3
BUS 412 Human Resources Management 4
CIS 101 Computer Applications I 2
CIS 101A Business Intelligence 1
COM 204 Intro. to Public Relations 3
ECO 251 Macroeconomics 3
ECO 252 Microeconomics 3
MTH 110 Quantitative Methods 4
MTH 201 Elementary Statistics 4
CRJ 3701 Criminal Investigation 3
FSC 3251 Introduction to Fire Protection 3
FSC 3345 Introduction to Fire Prevention 3
FSC 3601 Fire Prevention Organization and Management 3
FSC 3640 Interactions of Hazardous Materials 3
FSC 4631 Management of Fire Incident Commands 3
FSC 4618 Incendiary Fire Analysis and Investigation 3
FSC 4753 Terrorism Incident Management and Emergency Procedures 3

 


 

Suggested Curriculum

   

Semester I

English 101, (3 cr.)
Religion 103, (3 cr.)
Critical Inquiry 111, (3 cr.)
Statistics 201, (4 cr.)
Computer App, (2 cr.)
Humanities, (.5 cr.)
Total of 15.5

Semester II

English 102, (3 cr.)
Artistic Expression 120, (3 cr.)
Math 110, (4 cr.)
Intro. to Fire Protection 3251, (3 cr.)
History Elective, (3 cr.)
Total of 16

Semester III

Accounting 101, (4 cr.)
Economics 251, (3 cr.)
Information Systems Seminar 101A, (1 cr.)
Religion Elective, (3 cr.)
Principles of Management 310, (4 cr.)
Total of 15

Semester IV

Accounting 102, (4 cr.)
Economics 252, (3 cr.)
Lab Science, (4 cr.)
Intro. to Fire Prevention 3345, (3 cr.)
Wellness 101, (1 cr.)
Total of 15

Semester V

Elective, (2 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Electives, (1 cr.)
Business Communications 330, (3 cr.)
Fire Prevention Org. & Mgmt. 3601, (3 cr.)
Interactions of HazMat 3640, (3 cr.)
Organizational Theory & Behav. 321, (4 cr.)
Total of 16

Semester VI

Business Law 410, (3 cr.)
Fire Incident Command 4631, (3 cr.)
Stress Management 212, (2 cr.)
Electives, (4 cr.)
Human Resource Management 412, (4 cr.)
Total of 16

Semester VII

Inc. Fire Analysis & Inv. 4618, (3 cr.)
Elective, (3 cr.)
Terrorism Incident Mgmt. & Emer. 4753, (3 cr.)
Criminal Investigation 3707, (3 cr.)
Intro. to PR 204, (3 cr.)
Total of 15

Semester VIII

Religion/Career Values 435, (4 cr.)
Internship 395, (8 cr.)
Senior Seminar, (4 cr.)
Total of 16


Fire Science Administration Course Descriptions

FSC 3251 Introduction to Fire Protection (3 cr.)

This course provides a comprehensive overview of fire protection, career opportunities in fire protection and related fields, fire loss analysis, and an orientation to the philosophy and history of fire protection and fire services. Fire protection systems are introduced and a discussion and application to fire strategy and tactics are included.

FSC 3345 Introduction to Fire Prevention (3 cr.)

This course examines measures directed toward avoiding the inception of fire, among which are fire prevention education, fire safety inspection, fire code enforcement, investigation of fire to determine causes, and investigation of suspicious fires. The course outlines the basic principles that apply to the actual inspection procedures, whether conducted for control of structures, for control of occupancy, or for a combination of purposes.

FSC 3601 Fire Prevention Organization and Management (3 cr.)

This course addresses modern management and planning techniques that apply to organizing a fire department. Topics include community risk reduction, codes and standards, inspections, plans review, incident investigation, fire-prevention research, and the relationship of master planning to fire prevention.

FSC 3640 Interactions of Hazardous Materials (3 cr.)

This course examines how hazardous materials escalate an incident or emergency event. It explains the basic fundamental concepts common to organic and inorganic chemistry and focuses on how some key elements, compounds, and mixtures are inherently dangerous.

FSC 4618 Incendiary Fire Analysis and Investigation (3 cr.)

This course examines the dynamics of ignition, flame spread, and room fire growth and explores all phases of fire and explosion investigation, financial management, and other fire department functions related to incendiary fire analysis and investigation.

FSC 4631 Management of Fire Incident Commands (3 cr.)

Provides a management oriented focus that progresses from pre-incident preparation to systematically managing the incident. The course helps the student to understand and apply the concepts involved in the development and deployment of an on-scene strategic or tactical plan.

FSC 4753 Terrorism Incident Management and Emergency Procedures (3 cr.)

Examines the philosophies and tactics of terrorist groups, and discusses emerging terrorism trends. This course prepares students to understand terrorism methodology, respond to terrorist incidents, and manage the consequences of terrorist events.