Fire Science, Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum Code #2072

Effective May 2017

Division: Allied Health, Nursing, Health, Physical Education and Recreation

The fire science program offers career opportunities in forestry, insurance, state, county and local government and in the fire service. (For fire department employment, Civil Service requirements apply.) Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

Students who are currently certified as a firefighter by the State of Ohio are advised to take the following sequence:

FIRE 111INTRODUCTION TO FIRE SERVICE3
FIRE 127FIREFIGHTER ORIENTATION1
FIRE 132FIREFIGHTING LEVEL II2
FIRE 134FIRE PROTECTION HYDRAULICS AND WATER SUPPLY2
FIRE 218HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OPERATIONS1

Students who are not certified firefighters in the State of Ohio are advised to take the following sequence:

FIRE 111INTRODUCTION TO FIRE SERVICE3
FIRE 134FIRE PROTECTION HYDRAULICS AND WATER SUPPLY2
FIRE 218HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OPERATIONS1
FIRE 299INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES IN FIRE1-2

Prior Learning credit will be applied to the following courses if student provides current certification documentation:

Course Title Required Certification
FIRE 111 INTRODUCTION TO FIRE SERVICE FIREFIGHTER II
FIRE 120 FIRE INVESTIGATION I FIRE INVESTIGATOR
FIRE 127 FIREFIGHTER ORIENTATION FIREFIGHTER VOLUNTEER I OR II
FIRE 132 FIREFIGHTING LEVEL II FIREFIGHTER II
FIRE 134 HYDRAULICS AND WATER SUPPLY FIREFIGHTER II
FIRE 218 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OPERATIONS HAZMAT (OPERATIONS LEVEL) AND (FIREFIGHTER I OR II)
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
FIRE 111 INTRODUCTION TO FIRE SERVICE 3
FIRE 125 FIRE BEHAVIOR AND COMBUSTION 2
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3
MTHM 168 STATISTICS 1 3
PSSC 153 PHYSICAL SCIENCE 4
SDEV 101 COLLEGE 101 2 1
 Hours16
Spring Semester
CISS 121 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS I 3
FIRE 112 BUILDING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION 3
Select one of the following: 1-3
FIREFIGHTER ORIENTATION
and FIREFIGHTING LEVEL II 1
 
INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES IN FIRE 1  
FIRE 134 FIRE PROTECTION HYDRAULICS AND WATER SUPPLY 2
PEWL 151 STRESS MANAGEMENT 1
PSYH 151
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
or INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
3
 Hours13-15
Second Year
Fall Semester
CMMC 151 ORAL COMMUNICATION 3
FIRE 130 EMERGENCY SERVICES SAFETY AND SURVIVAL 2
FIRE 136 STRATEGY AND TACTICS 1 3
FIRE 210 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS CHEMISTRY 2
FIRE 229 FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS 2
PLSC 155 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT 3
Humanities Elective 3
 Hours18
Spring Semester
FIRE 120 FIRE INVESTIGATION I 1 3
FIRE 218 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OPERATIONS 1
FIRE 224 LEGAL CONCEPTS FOR EMERGENCY SRVCS 3
FIRE 227 FIRE PREVENTION 3
FIRE 228
FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICE ADMINISTRATION 1
or INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMIN
2-3
FIRE 240 EMERGENCY SERVICES OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 2
 Hours14-15
 Total Hours61-64
1

Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.

2

A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

Program Contact(s):

Dawn Sgro
440-366-7186
dsgro@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your Advising and Counseling Team.

Allied Health and Nursing/Fire Science Program

The successful completion of the following program leads to the conferral of the associate of applied science degree. See the curriculum guide for individual program requirements. Fire science is available through the Allied Health and Nursing division. In all associate of applied science and one-year technical certificate programs, students are REQUIRED to attend lecture, college laboratories and off-campus facilities. Transportation to and from off-campus facilities is the responsibility of students and is not provided by the College.

The fire science curriculum is offered in the evenings and online. The program is arranged for part-time students employed in the field and/or working in another field and retraining for fire science. All REQUIRED courses are rotated through the evening offerings.