Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

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Fire Science Administration Certificate

BOYCE
Certificate (130.1)  

The Fire Science certificate program, which follows the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) and National Fire Academy models, prepares students to meet the challenges of preventing fires and reducing the loss of life and property in today’s rapidly changing emergency services delivery system.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Seek employment as an entry-level firefighter, investigator in the insurance industry or in fields such as safety engineering or fire equipment sales.
  2. Identify the requirements of various fire protection environments.
  3. Prevent and mitigate hazards by means of identifying fire suppression and warning systems, building inspections and hazard descriptions.
  4. Apply safety codes and proper procedures for hauling and storing hazardous materials.
  5. Conduct origin and cause investigations of fires.

CCAC may accept State and National certifications in place of courses in the Fire Science Administration (FSA) program.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 37

First Semester

Course #       

Course Name

Credits

CHM-109

Introduction to Chemistry

4

FSA-102  

Principles of Emergency Services

3

FSA-103

Fundamentals of Fire Prevention & Fire Code Enforcement   

3

FSA-107  

Fire Behavior & Combustion

3

 

 Total Credits

13

Second Semester

FSA-105

Introduction to Fire & Emergency Services Administration 
starts starts spring 2013 replacing Fire Company Officer 

3

FSA-106

Elements of Building Construction 

3

FSA-201  

Fire Protections Systems starts spring 2013
replacing Fire Protection Equipment & Alarm Systems 

3

FSA-203

Firefighting Tactics & Strategy 

3

 

Total Credits

12

Third Semester

FSA-205

Principles of Firefighter Safety & Survival

3

FSA-206 

Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply 

3

FSA-207 

Hazardous Materials Chemistry 

3

FSA-210
FSA-211

Emergency Services Course Delivery or 
Fire Administration

3

 

Total Credits

12