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Fire Science and Emergency Services Management


View Fire and Emergency Services Management AAS (R , TP/SS): 346A
View Fire and Arson Investigation Certificate (R): 180
View Fire and Emergency Services Management Certificate: (R , TP/SS)240
View Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Letter of Recognition (R , TP/SS): 811
View Fire Prevention Technology AAS (R, TP/SS):321
View Fire Prevention Technology Certificate (R, TP/SS): 247
View Fire Protection Technology AAS (R, TP/SS): 322
View Fire Protection Technology Certificate (R, TP/SS): 248 


Fire and Emergency Services Management AAS (R, TP/SS): 346A

Statewide Program

This curriculum is designed to provide individuals with the principles, theory, and practices associated with state-of-the-art fire science and management, including issues related to tactical fire operations, fire safety, firefighting and emergency services leadership and management, and community fire issues.  Students expand their thinking beyond fire-specific issues in areas related to firefighting through coursework in human resource management, administration, homeland security and emergency/disaster management, fire protection services, safety and prevention, and investigation. This curriculum is designed to meet the needs of professional and volunteer fire service personnel and those seeking employment in the fire and emergency services.



First Semester
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing*
3
FIRE 101 Principles of Emergency Services 3
FIRE 102
Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FIRE 103 building construction for fire Protection 3
PSYC 102 General Psychology (BSSD)
3
Second Semester
FIRE 104
Principles of Emergency Services Safety and Survival
3
FIRE 105 Fire Prevention 3
FIRE 201 Fire Protection systems
3
English foundation 3
Mathematics foundation 3
Speech foundation 3
Third Semester
FIRE 202 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3
Arts or humanities distribution (two different disciplines) 3
Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
Behavioral and social sciences distribution (other than psychology) 3
CMAP or CMSC elective

3


Fourth Semester
FIRE 203 Fire and Emergency Services Administration 3
Arts or humanities distribution (two different disciplines) 3
Health foundation 1-3
Natural sciences distribution 3
Fire science elective (200 level)
3
Total Credit Hours  62-64

  

*  ENGL 101 if needed for ENGL 102/103  or general elective

Program Outcomes for the Fire & Emergency Services Management A.A.S. Degree

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of building construction and associated fire codes. 
  • Apply and discuss water supply management for fire protection systems and fire scene use.
  • Apply chemistry, mathematics, and physics to solve fire protection problems. 
  • Discuss and apply the characteristics of hazardous materials to ensure safe handling, transporting, and storage as well as deal effectively with spills and fires involving these materials. 
  • Identify and differentiate the various forms of fire, their fundamental scientific principles, and their associated mitigation and response strategies.

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Fire and Emergency Services Management Certificate (R, TP/SS): 240

This curriculum is designed to provide individuals with the principles, theory, and practices associated with state-of-the-art fire science and management, including issues related to tactical fire operations, fire safety, firefighting and emergency services leadership and management, and community fire issues.

Students expand their thinking beyond fire-specific issues in areas related to firefighting through coursework in human resource management, administration, homeland security and emergency/disaster management, fire protection services, safety and prevention, and investigation.

This curriculum is designed to meet the needs of professional and volunteer fire service personnel and those seeking employment in the fire and emergency services.

Program Requirements  
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
ENGL 102 Critical Reading, Writing, and Research  
OR
   
ENGL 103 Critical Reading, Writing, and Research in the Workplace 3
  Speech Foundation 3
PSYC 102 General Psychology
3
   CMAP elective or CMSC elective
3
FIRE 101
Principles of Emergency Services 3
FIRE 102
Fire Behavior and Combustion
3
FIRE 103
Building Construction for Fire Protection
3
FIRE 104
Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival 3
FIRE 105
Fire Prevention 3
FIRE 201 Fire Protection Systems3
FIRE 202  Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3
FIRE 203
Fire and Emergency Services Administration 3
Total credit hours  39
Program Outcomes for the Fire & Emergency Services Management Certificate
 

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Describe inspections, corrections of fire hazards, and fire investigation.
  • Apply proper procedures for storage, handling, transportation, and fire control involving hazardous materials.

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Fire and Arson Investigation Certificate (R): 180

Statewide Program

This Certificate provides students with the technical and professional knowledge to prepare for a career in fire and arson investigation. Part detective, scientist, engineer, and law enforcer, the investigator represents the many different facets of both fire science and criminal justice. An arson investigator tries to determine who is responsible for setting a fire; a fire investigator attempts to determine the cause and origin of a fire. This certificate curriculum has been designed to be compatible with industry standards and prepares the student for the challenges they may face in investigations and court settings.

Program Requirements
CCJS 110 Administration of Justice 3
CCJS 211 Criminal Investigation 3
CCJS 222 Criminal Evidence 3
CCJS 232 Criminal Forensics 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
ENGL 102 Critical Reading, Writing and Research  
                          OR
ENGL 103 Critical Reading, Writing and Research in the Workplace 3
FIRE 101 Principles of Emergency Services 3
FIRE 103
Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
FIRE 225 Fire Investigation I 3
FIRE 226 Fire Investigation II 3
PSYC 102 General Psychology 3
PSYC 213 Criminal and Legal Psychology  
       OR
PSYC 221 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 3
Total credit hours  36
Program Outcomes for the Fire Arson Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:


  • Demonstrate understanding of building construction and associated fire codes.
  • Describe inspections, corrections of fire hazards, and fire investigations.
  • Investigate a fire to determine point of origin and cause of the fire.
  • Identify and differentiate the various forms of fire, their fundamental scientific pricniples, and their associated mitigation and response strategies.

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Emergency Medical Technician––Basic Letter of Recognition (R, TP/SS): 811

This sequence of courses is for persons who wish to pursue careers in Emergency Medical Services. The course provides students with the skills to assess and treat sick or injured patients and prepares students to take the Maryland state certification examination. A grade of C or better is required in each module of the course, as well as an overall course grade of C or better.

FIRE150 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic 7
Total credit hours  7

Upon successful completion of this course of study and application to the Admissions and Records Office, the letter of recognition in Emergency Medical Technician will be issued by the chief enrollment services and financial aid officer.


Program Outcomes for the Emergency Medical Technician Letter of Recognition

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient’s condition or extent of injuries to assess requirements for emergency medical care.
  • Administer appropriate emergency medical care based on assessment findings of the patient’s condition and apply appropriate treatment protocols.
  • Lift, move, position, and otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury.
  • Use critical thinking skills to confidently and effectively manage emergency situations.
  • Practice professional standards by demonstrating a strong work ethic and a positive attitude, respect for patients, the ability to work cooperatively as a health care team member, and willingness to maintain and enhance technical skills.
  • Communicate clearly and professionally using verbal and nonverbal communication techniques.
  • Apply safety and infection control practices to maintain personal and professional well being and to ensure patient safety.
  • Manage emergency patient care and treatment appropriately within the scope of practice for an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic.
  • Apply legal knowledge and medical ethics to all patient care situations by documenting accurate and complete patient records and reports and maintaining patient confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the EMS system: how it is accessed, levels of training, and roles and responsibilities of an emergency care provider.
  • Perform at a minimum the following EMT-Basic skills: basic patient assessment techniques, controlling airways through adjuncts, administering CPR and operating the automatic external defibrillator, bandage patients’ injuries, immobilize the spine, provide oxygen therapy, administer basic medications, and assist with emergency childbirth.
  • Use oral and written skills to communicate effectively in anxiety-producing situations with patients, families, and members of the health care team.
  • Apply professional values and ethical behaviors individually and as a member of a team in providing emergency care.
  • Understand the overall roles and responsibilities of the EMT in performing both emergency medical care and operational aspects of the job.
  • Develop skills in patient evaluation and all emergency treatment procedures as required by Maryland state protocols.
  • Develop skill in the use and maintenance of all equipment and instruments required to accomplish the job as an EMT.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology and of the mechanics of injury for patient evaluation for the sick and injured.
  • Meet requirements for Maryland Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification exam.

This program is not approved for federal or state student financial aid.

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Fire Prevention Technology AAS (R, TP/SS): 321

Statewide Program

The major in Fire Prevention Technology offers students the opportunity to develop the professional skills and knowledge necessary to serve as an effective leader and manager in the public safety environment. The program is built around a “core” of courses that focus on broad knowledge and principles. Fire Prevention specialists inspect buildings and equipment to detect fire hazards and enforce state and local regulations, develop and coordinate fire prevention programs, identify corrective actions necessary to bring properties into compliance with applicable fire codes, laws, regulations, and standards, and explain these measures to property owners or their representatives, inspect and test fire protection and/or fire detection systems to verify that such systems are installed in accordance with appropriate laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and standards, and write detailed reports of fire inspections performed, fire code violations observed, and corrective recommendations offered.

Developed in conjunction with the National Fire Academy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the program covers the various aspects of the profession, provides content knowledge, and improves employment opportunities in the field, as well as prepares students for entry level management responsibilities and increases technical knowledge necessary for diverse public and private leadership situations.


First Semester
ENGL 101
Introduction to College Writing * 3
FIRE 101 Principles of Emergency Services 3
FIRE 102 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FIRE 103 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
PSYC 102
General Psychology (BSSD) 3
Second Semester
FIRE 105 Fire Prevention 3
FIRE 201 Fire Protection Systems 3
FIRE 221 Principles of Code Enforcement 3
English foundation 3
Mathematics foundation 3
Third Semester
FIRE 202 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3
FIRE 222 Fire Plans Review 3
FIRE 225
Fire Investigation I 3
Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
Speech foundation 3
Fourth Semester
FIRE 226
Fire Investigation II  3
FIRE 228 Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services 3
FIRE 250 Fire Protection Internship
3
Arts or humanities distribution 3
Health foundation
1-3
CMAP or CMSC elective 3
Total Credit Hours  62-64


 * ENGL 101 if needed for EN 102/103 or general elective

Program Outcomes for the Fire Prevention Technology AAS degree

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Describe basic principles of fire cause determination as they relate to fire prevention and investigation.
  • Identify operational deficiencies in sprinkler systems and special hazard fixed fire protection systems.
  • Conduct risk reduction inspections through employing hazard identification, interpreting and applying codes and standards, and applying hazard abatement process.
  • Conduct, coordinate, and complete basic fire cause and origin investigation and participate, under supervision, in the investigation of complex fire situations.

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Fire Prevention Technology Certificate (R, TP/SS):  247

Statewide Program

The major in Fire Prevention Technology offers students the opportunity to develop the professional skills and knowledge necessary to serve as an effective leader and manager in the public safety environment. The program is built around a “core” of courses that focus on broad knowledge and principles. Fire Prevention specialists inspect buildings and equipment to detect fire hazards and enforce state and local regulations, develop and coordinate fire prevention programs, identify corrective actions necessary to bring properties into compliance with applicable fire codes, laws, regulations, and standards, and explain these measures to property owners or their representatives, inspect and test fire protection and/or fire detection systems to verify that such systems are installed in accordance with appropriate laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and standards, and write detailed reports of fire inspections performed, fire code violations observed, and corrective recommendations offered.

Developed in conjunction with the National Fire Academy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the program covers the various aspects of the profession, provides content knowledge, and improves employment opportunities in the field, as well as prepares students for entry level management responsibilities and increases technical knowledge necessary for diverse public and private leadership situations.


Program Requirements    
FIRE 101 Principles of Emergency Services 3
FIRE 102 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FIRE 103
Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
FIRE 202
Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3
FIRE 105
Fire Prevention
3
FIRE 201
Fire Protection Systems 3
FIRE 221 Principles of Code Enforcement 3
FIRE 222 Fire Plans Review 3
FIRE 225 Fire Investigation I 3
FIRE 226 Fire Investigation II 3
FIRE 228
Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services 
3
FIRE 250 Fire Protection Internship 3
Total credit hours 36
Program Outcomes for the Fire Prevention Technology Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:


  • Describe basic principles of fire cause determination as they relate to fire prevention and investigation.
  • Identify operational deficiencies in sprinkler systems and special hazard fixed fire protection systems.
  • Identify the relationship between fire safety education and fire prevention.
  • Utilize a knowledge of building construction principles, fire protection systems, and fire prevention codes to affect safer occupancies
  • Conduct risk reduction inspections through employing hazard identification, interpreting and applying codes and standards, and applying hazard abatement process.
  • Conduct, coordinate, and complete basic fire cause and origin investigation and participate, under supervision, in the investigation of complex fire situations.

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Fire Protection Technology AAS: 322 (R, TP/SS)

Statewide Program

This program prepares students to meet the unique demands of the profession through education and training on national standards from the National Fire Protection Association and the National Fire Academy. Designed to correlate classroom, laboratory and field experience in public and private sector fire organizations, this program provides a diverse yet relevant variety of courses. In this program, students will determine fire protection methods and design or recommend materials or equipment such as structural components or fire detection equipment to assist organizations in safeguarding life and property against fire, explosion, and related hazards.

Developed in conjunction with the National Fire Academy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the program covers the various aspects of the profession, provides content knowledge, and improves employment opportunities in the field, as well as prepares students for entry level management responsibilities and increases technical knowledge necessary for diverse public and private leadership situations.


First Semester
ENGL 101
Introduction to College Writing * 3
FIRE 102 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FIRE 103 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
FIRE 202 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3
PSYC 102
General Psychology (BSSD) 3
 Heath foundation
1-3
Second Semester
FIRE 120 Design Concepts for Fire Protection
3
FIRE 201 Fire Protection Systems 3
FIRE 221 Principles of Code Enforcement 3
English foundation 3
Mathematics foundation 3
Third Semester
FIRE 222 Fire Plans Review 3
FIRE 231 Automatic sprinkler Systems Design I
3
FIRE 232 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Design II
3
Speech foundation 3
Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
Fourth Semester
FIRE 241 Fire Alarm Systems Design I 3
FIRE 242 Fire Alarm Systems Design II 3
FIRE 250 Fire Protection Internship 3
Arts or humanities distribution 3
CMAP or CMSC elective  3
Total Credit Hours 62-64


* ENGL 101 if needed for ENGL 102/103 or general elective

Program Outcomes for the Fire Protection Technology AAS degree

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Provide an in-depth analysis of the principles of fire control through the utilization of personnel, equipment and extinguishing agents.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge of hydraulic principles to solving water supply problems for fire protection. 
  • Utilize a knowledge of building construction principles, fire protection systems, and fire prevention codes to affect safer occupancies. 
  • Design fire protection systems.

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 Fire Protection Technology Certificate: 248 (R, TP/SS)

Statewide Program

This program prepares students to meet the unique demands of the profession through education and training on national standards from the National Fire Protection Association and the National Fire Academy. Designed to correlate classroom, laboratory and field experience in public and private sector fire organizations, this program provides a diverse yet relevant variety of courses. In this program, students will determine fire protection methods and design or recommend materials or equipment such as structural components or fire detection equipment to assist organizations in safeguarding life and property against fire, explosion, and related hazards.

Developed in conjunction with the National Fire Academy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the program covers the various aspects of the profession, provides content knowledge, and improves employment opportunities in the field, as well as prepares students for entry level management responsibilities and increases technical knowledge necessary for diverse public and private leadership situations.


Program Requirements    
FIRE 102 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FIRE 103
Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
FIRE 120 Design Concepts for Fire Protection 3
FIRE 202
Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply 3
FIRE 201 Fire Protection Systems 3
FIRE 221 Principles of Code Enforcement 3
FIRE 222 Fire plans Review 3
FIRE 231 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Design I 3
FIRE 232 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Design II 3
FIRE 241
Fire Alarm Systems Design I
3
FIRE 242
Fire Alarm Systems Design II
3
FIRE 250 Fire Protection Internship 3
Total credit hours 36
Program Outcomes for the Fire Protection Technology Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Provide an in-depth analysis of the principles of fire control through the utilization of personnel, equipment and extinguishing agents.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge of hydraulic principles to solving water supply problems for fire protection.
  • Utilize a knowledge of building construction principles, fire protection systems, and fire prevention codes to affect safer occupancies.
  • Produce fire protection drawings.
  • Design fire protection systems.
  • Use construction blueprints.
  • Evaluate automatic sprinkler systems and fire protection hazards.

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Courses in italics meet General Education requirements
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