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The Fire Science Technology program is designed to provide training and education to develop competent technicians in the fire protection, prevention, and administration. The program will also provide training and education for personnel of insurance companies and industries involved in fire protection and prevention. Another important function of the program is to enhance the training of paramedics and firefighters currently working in full-time and volunteer fire departments throughout the region.
Students will complete a core of courses designed to ensure they possess the base knowledge necessary in Fire Science Technology.
Satisfactory completion of prescribed 42.5 semester credit hours will lead to a Diploma. An additional 18 semester credit hours of the general education requirements will result in an Associate of Applied Science Degree. The classes will be offered during the day, some nights and on a few Saturdays in a 2 year format. Students whose goal is an Associate of Applied Science Degree should enroll in the general education classes before or during that time period.
- Have knowledge of hazards and related safety practices associated with fire science technology.
- Perform tasks related to fire protection, prevention, and administration.
- Demonstrate an understanding of personal and work characteristics that contribute to effective job performance.
- Use effective communication skills appropriate to the fire science industry.
- Apply the theory of fire science to specific jobs using critical thinking/reasoning skills and the ability to work independently.
- Use mathematical data and reasoning skills in relation to fire science technology.
- Prepare for certification/licensing.
Employment Opportunities include city, town, and rural salaried fire departments, government agencies, construction firms, insurance companies, and hazardous materials handling. While ot a salaried position, many communities depend on volunteer firefighters solely or in coordination with the salaried fire department personnel.
Human Relations, Introduction to Business, Spanish, Sign Language, Supervisory Management, aerobic and anaerobic physical education classes.
The Fire Science program at MPCC offers a wide range of training programs for your fire department, from new firefighter NFPA 1001 (Fire Fighter I & Fire Fighter II) to officer/command training. The goal of our program is to get the training programs to the area fire departments delivered at their locations, we will bring the training to you. We want to be your resource for training programs, training schedules, department assessments and any general fire information you are looking for. Please contact us with any questions.
PROGRAM BY SEMESTER
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE
Refer to Semester Schedule for Course Offerings
LIST OF CLASSES
- Fire Fighter I
- Fire Fighter II
- Hazmat Awareness
- Hazmat Operations
- Confined Space
- Grain Bin Rescue
- Rope Rescue Awareness
- Rope Rescue Operations
- Rope Rescue Technician
- Vehicle Extrication
- Farm Vehicle Extrication
- Search and Rescue
- Rapid Intervention
- FF Survival
- Emergency Vehicle Driver/Operator
- Tactics & Strategies
- Rural Water Supply
- FD OSHA
- Building Construction
- Fire Attack
- Vehicle Fires
Director of Fire Science