CURRICULAR GUIDE

Fire Science Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0123  (Effective Fall 2001 - Summer 2006)

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 the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

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.  For information on how to fulfill all general education
requirements, see page 23.

Contact the Criminal Justice and Law Center, Old Central Building, Room 232,
telephone number (517) 483-1570.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 58 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
FIRE 100    Introduction to Fire Fighting                                    3
FIRE 101    MI F.F.T.C. Basic Fire Lev I                                     9
FIRE 102    MI F.F.T.C. Basic Fire Lev II                                    4
FIRE 110    Fire Prevention and Law                                          3
FIRE 115    Building Construction/Fire Ser                                   4
FIRE 120    Chemistry/Hazardous Materials                                    3
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
PFHW 110    Emergency Services Fitness II                                    1
PFHW 111    Emergency Services Fitness III                                   1
SPCH 120    Dynamics of Communication                                        3
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                   TOTAL: 6 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core                                   6 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                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See page 23 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement. Course work may be needed.)

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   64

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          FIRE 110          FIRE 115          FIRE 130
FIRE 101          SPCH 120          FIRE 120          FIRE 210
FIRE 102          WRIT 124          FIRE 125          FIRE 220
PFHW 110          Lim.Ch.           FIRE 150          FIRE 250
                  Lim.Ch.                             PFHW 111