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Fire Prevention Course Sequence

See the classes you should take each term to complete the Fire Prevention degree or Fire Service Supervision and Management certificate.

Fire Prevention & Fire Management Course Sequences

Getting Started

The first step to entering this program is to take part in an assessment process, which includes taking the college’s free placement test and meeting with the department staff. You may need to complete program entry requirements. Then, fire program faculty will help you develop an individualized program of study.

Be sure to review the catalog for important information about program outcomes and other details not found in this listing.

See course descriptions for more information about your classes.

Fire Prevention Associate of Applied Science Degree

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 BLD151 Building Codes 1 3
FRP150 Introduction to Fire Protection 3 or
ES172 Introduction to Emergency Services 4
FRP260 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3
FRP266 Building Construction for Fire Suppression 3
MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 4
2 BLD152 Building Codes 2 3
CIS101 Computing Concepts (or higher) 3
FRP172 International Fire Codes 3
PH111

Physical Science for Fire Science and Emergency Services

5
WR121 Academic Composition (or higher) 4
3 BLD267 Non-Structural Plan Review 3
COMM115 Foundations of General, Organic, and Biochemistry 5
COMM115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication (or higher) 4
FRP171 Fire Protection Systems and Extinguishers 3
WR227 Technical Writing 4
4 FRP174 Fire Investigation 4
FRP257 Hazardous Materials for Inspectors 3
FRP280C Cooperative Work Experience 3
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations+ (or higher) 4
  Fire Prevention elective*  
5 FRP173  Law for Emergency Services 3
FRP281 Fire Prevention Inspection 3
FRP286 Advanced Detection and Protection Systems 3
FRP288 Fire Prevention Education Programs 3
6 FRP154 Water Supply Operations 3
FRP179 Wildland Urban Interface 3
FRP277 NFPA Fire Instructor 1 3
FRP280C Cooperative Work Experience 3
FRP282 Juvenile Fire Setters Intervention 3
FRP284 Public Information for the Fire Services 3

*Fire Prevention electives (select 3 credits)

Fire Prevention Electives
CourseTitleCredit Hours
CJ210 Introduction to Criminal Investigations 1: Crimes vs. Person 3
FRP157 Hazardous Materials Operations 3
FRP159 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FRP160 Incident Safety Officer 1
FRP161 Fire Management Practices 1
FRP162 Managing Fire Personnel 1
FRP163 Planning Fire Protection 1
FRP164 Fire Department Budgets 1
FRP165 Public Relations, Public Information and Public Education 1
FRP169 Fire Department Leadership 3
FRP170 Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategies 3
FRP272 International Fire Codes 2 3
FRP278 NFPA Fire Instructor 2 3

Fire Service Supervision and Management Certificate

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 FRP169 Fire Department Leadership 3
FRP173 Law for Emergency Services 3 or
FRP166 Firefighter’s Law 1
FRP174 Fire Investigation 4
FRP277 NFPA Fire Instructor 1 3
MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 4
  Communications elective 4
  Human Relations elective 4
2 FRP154 Water Supply Operations 3
FRP160 Incident Safety Officer 1
FRP161 Fire Management Practices 1
FRP162 Managing Fire Personnel 1
FRP163 Planning Fire Protection 1
FRP170 Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy 3
FRP266 Building Construction for Fire Suppression 3
  Science elective 4
3 FRP164 Fire Department Budgets 1
FRP165 Public Relations, Public Information, and Public Education 1
FRP172 International Fire Codes 3
FRP259 Major Emergency Strategy and Tactics 3
PS203 State and Local Government 4
  Science elective  

 

Fire Service Supervision and Management Electives
SubjectCourseTitleCredit Hours
Communications BA214 Business Communications 3
  WR088 Introduction to Technical Writing 1 3
  WR089 Introduction to Technical Writing 3
  WR115 Introduction to Composition 4
  WR121 Academic Composition 4
  WR122 Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition 4
  WR227 Technical Writing 4
Human Relations PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations (or higher) 4
  SOC204 The Sociological Perspective (or higher) 4
Science CH110 Foundations of General, Organic, and Biochemistry (or higher 4
  PH111  Physical Science for Fire Science and Emergency Services (or higher) 5 or
    Any combination of one Chemistry and one
Physics course of at least four (4) credit hours
each, which include a lab component.