CURRICULAR GUIDE

Fire Science Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0123  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

This degree program prepares an individual for a career in fire fighting. 
Included in this curriculum is successful completion of a Michigan Fire
Fighting Training Council Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II course.  In
addition, students are required to complete course work in fire safety
information and inspection, fire suppression, hazardous material spills and
investigative techniques, fire prevention and law, building construction,
command and administration, and hydraulics and pump operation.  Not all
courses in this program transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to
transfer should see an academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

Contact the Public Services Department, Old Central Building, Room 232,
telephone number (517) 483-1570.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 62 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CHEM 135    Chemistry in Society                                             4
CISB 100    Intro Computer Info Systems                                      3
FIRE 100    Introduction to Fire Fighting                                    3
FIRE 101    MI F.F.T.C. Basic Fire Lev I (See Note 1)                        9
FIRE 102    MI F.F.T.C. Basic Fire Lev II (See Note 1)                       4
FIRE 110    Fire Prevention and Law                                          3
FIRE 115    Building Construction/Fire Ser                                   4
FIRE 125    Fire Protection Sys/Equipment                                    4
FIRE 130    Fire Hydraulics/Pump Operation                                   4
FIRE 150    Fire Command and Operations                                      4
FIRE 210    Fire Investigation                                               4
FIRE 220    Hazardous Materials/Fire Ser                                     4
FIRE 250    Fire Administration                                              4
PFFT 114    Adv Circuit Training                                             2
SPCH 120    Dynamics of Communication                                        3
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                   TOTAL: 3 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core                                   3 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 2)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area (See Note 2)                      0
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 2)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   65

1.    This curriculum includes FIRE 101 and FIRE 102 which are the Fire
      Academy courses.  The Fire Academy Certificate Program is a selective
      admission program with admission requirements beyond those required for
      admission to the college.  Students with Michigan Fire Fighter I or I &
      II certification may be eligible for FIRE 101 and/or FIRE 102 to be
      waived.  Students should consult with a Fire Science program advisor
      regarding this segment of the program.
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      these Core areas.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
FIRE 100          CISB 100          CHEM 135          FIRE 130
FIRE 101          FIRE 110          FIRE 115          FIRE 210
FIRE 102          SPCH 120          FIRE 125          FIRE 220
PFFT 114          WRIT 124          FIRE 150          FIRE 250