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Fire Suppression Course Sequences

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

Fire Suppression & 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 Suppression Degree

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 EMT151
*EMT Basic - Part 1 or
*One Term EMT
Introduction to Fire Protection or
Introduction to Emergency Services
FRP151  Fire Incident Related Experience 1  3
FRP157 Hazardous Materials Operations 3
WR121 Academic Composition (or higher) 4
2 EMT152 *EMT Basic - Part 2 6
FRP152 Fire Incident Related Experience 2 3
FRP159 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FRP266 Building Construction for Fire Suppression 3
MTH070 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 4
FRP153 Fire Incident Related Experience 3 3
3 CIS101
Computing Concepts (or higher) or
Beginning Computing
FRP154 Water Supply Operations 3
FRP158 Fire Pump Construction & Operations 3
FRP169  Fire Department Leadership  3
4 COM115 Intro to Intercultural Communications 4
4 FRP156 Principles of Fire & Emergency Services 3
4 FRP170 Fire Fighting Tactics & Strategy 3
FRP260 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3
FRP261 Fire Incident Related Experience 4 3
FRP172 International Fire Codes 3
FRP173 Law for Emergency Services 3
FRP179 Wildland Urban Interface 3
FRP256 Emergency Services Rescue Practices 4
FRP262 Fire Incident Related Experience 5 3
6 FRP171 Fire Protection Systems and Extinguishers 3
FRP263 Fire Incident Related Experience 6 3
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations (or higher) 4
WR227 Technical Writing 4

* Or possession of valid Oregon EMT Basic certification.

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.