Fire Technology and Administration

72 credit Associate of Applied Science program

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Program Description:
The Fire Technology and Administration program provides an opportunity for students to obtain basic and advanced instruction in fire prevention, fire fighting techniques, rescue, and management of fire services. Critical decision making is emphasized at the company officer level to ensure improvement in all aspects of fire technology, productivity, and safety. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting and Wildland and Fire Fighting classes are available to enhance the knowledge base of fire suppression technicians. Completion of liberal education courses early in program is recommended to establish an academic foundation for technical courses.

Program outcomes include:
• Be job ready based on nationally accepted performance standards and behaviors for fire fighters
• Be prepared with the appropriate background and experience to serve as Fire Equipment Operators
• Be prepared with the appropriate background and experience to serve as entry level Company Officers
• Be able to use the applicable building and safety codes to conduct building inspections and related fire prevention activities
• Be able to integrate the Incident Command System and its component parts into daily work assignments and all emergency response settings
• Be able to perform the functions of an Emergency Medical Technician at the appropriate level for the department and interact with all providers to unsure good patient care
• Be able to use the nationally recognized standards and behaviors for the response to and mitigation of hazardous materials releases and emergencies
• Be able to apply a broad working knowledge of rescue techniques and theories to include specialized areas not limited to activities like high level/high angle, confined spaces and water related rescues
• Be experienced in day to day fire department type operations, station life, and working conditions

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Required Courses:
Course IDCreditsNameDescription
FIRE14012Today's Fire ServiceThis course provides an overview to fire protection; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; philosophy and history of fire protection/service; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics. (Prerequisites: None) (2 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FIRE14087Fire Fighter I and IIThis course is designed to teach the minimum job performance requirements for a Professional Fire Fighter in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association 1001, Fire Fighter I and II Professional Qualifications, with the focus on subjects not covered in further course work within the degree program. Note: A uniform is required. (Prerequisites: Medical approval (doctor's physical); ENGL0460, MATH0450, and READ0465 or concurrent enrollment) (3 hrs lec/8 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FIRE14103Building Construction for Fire ProtectionThis course provides the components of building construction related to fire fighter and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies. (Prerequisites: None) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FIRE14203Inspection Codes & PracticesThe Uniform Fire Code, the NFPA Life Safety Code, the Uniform Building Code, and the basics of conducting a fire prevention inspection will be learned through lecture, worksheets, and basic inspections. The student will also learn the details of inspection preparation, delivery, and methods for taking corrective actions. (Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FIRE14302Hazardous Materials, OperationsThis course is designed to meet NFPA 472, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents, Operations Level. This course is also designed to comply with 29 CFR 1910.120 Hazardous Materials Operations Level. (Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FIRE14521Introduction to Heavy VehiclesThis course is designed to introduce safe, efficient operation of a heavy vehicle with emphasis on proper driving techniques, procedures, and vehicle inspection. This course is a prerequisite or must be taken in conjunction with FIRE1450. (Prerequisites: Valid driver's license) (0 crs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FIRE24003Fire Service ReportingThis course covers the fundamentals of writing reports and the written transmission of official information required of fire service personnel. This information includes SOP/SOG's MNFIRS/NFIRS run reports including confined space and HazMat, and related letters, memos, and press releases. The principles of clear writing, grammar, spelling, and punctuation will be studied to complete required documentation. (Prerequisites: None) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FIRE24202Fire InstructorThis course will focus on educational techniques both within and outside of the fire service. (Prerequisites: FIRE2430 or concurrent enrollment) (1 hr lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FIRE24302Fire OfficerThis course is designed to introduce the student to the role of the Fire Officer. The course will focus on individual development, leadership techniques, team building, and problem solving. (Prerequisites: FIRE2420 or concurrent enrollment) (1 hr lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FIRE24403Fire Chem IThis course is designed to increase the working knowledge of the hazardous materials responders. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the basic chemical behavior and reasons for this behavior for hazardous materials. (Prerequisites: Hazard materials operations course and a college chemistry course are strongly recommended) (1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FIRE24603Fire Inspection and Prevention ApplicationsThe techniques and application of fire inspection and prevention practices will be developed and applied. Advanced concepts, code enforcement, and public education will be the primary focus with some special hazards explored. (Prerequisites: FIRE1420 or instructor's consent) (1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FIRE24703Fire InvestigationAn analysis of fire investigation from the viewpoint of the field investigator, with emphasis on the basic techniques of identifying the point of origin, the detection of arson, collection and preservation of evidence, investigation, interviews, related legal aspects and documentation. (Prerequisites: 20 technical credits from FIRE or instructor's consent) (2 hr lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FIRE24703Fire Investigation IThis course is intended to provide the student with the fundamentals and technical knowledge needed for proper fire scene interpretations, including recognizing and conducting origin and cause, preservation of evidence and documentation, scene security, motives of the firesetter, and types of fire causes. (Prerequisites: FIRE1404, FIRE1410, FIRE2450) (1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FIRE25023Rescue-BasicThis course covers the basic rescue techniques, tools and equipment. Specifically, students will participate in high-level rescue, ice rescue, auto extrication, and water rescue. (Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FIRE25113Company Functions This course is designed apply the knowledge and skills from previous courses and translate their application to the fire ground. We will specifically address Engine and Truck Company functions and their inter-relationship on the fire ground. (Prerequisites: Fire Fighter Skills Lab or Fire1408, FIRE1410, and FIRE1412) (2 hr lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FIRE25123Fire Fighting Tactics and StrategyThis course covers basic fire fighting tactics and strategy used in all types of fire emergencies. Preplanning, size-up, and application of tactics based on the selected strategy will be described and simulated for student learning. (Prerequisites: FIRE2511 or concurrent enrollment; ENGL0460, MATH0450, and READ0465 or concurrent enrollment) (1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FYE10001Student Success SeminarThis course is mandatory* for students in their first semester of college who are taking READ 0455 or READ 0465 or ENGL 0450 or ENGL 0460 and/or are pursuing an Associate of Arts or Associate of Fine Arts degree at Lake Superior College. *Exemptions: *Students who have earned 12 credits including an Introduction to College course and are in good standing (2.0 GPA and 67% credit completion). *Students who have earned 24 college credits post high school and are in good academic standing (2.0 GPA and 67% credit completion).

Other Course Requirements:
IF THE STUDENT CHOOSES TO ENROLL IN SELECTION A FOR THE FIRST SEMESTER, BELOW IS THE SCHEDULE THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED:
SELECTION A COURSES: SEMESTER I FYE1000, FIRE1401, FIRE1408, FIRE1430,
SEMESTER II, FIRE1410, FIRE1420, FIRE1450, FIRE1452
IF THE STUDENT CHOOSES TO ENROLL IN SELECTION B FOR THE FIRST WEMESTER, BELOW IS THE SCHEDULE THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED:
SELECTION B COURSES: SEMESTER I FYE1000, FIRE 1410, FIRE1420, FIRE1450, FIRE1452,
SEMESTER II, FIRE1401, FIRE1408, FIRE1430
NOTE - FOR SEMESTER III AND IV CAN BE TAKEN IN EITHER ORDER. SEE YOUR ADVISOR FOR DETAILS.
SEMESTER III FIRE 1560, FIRE2460, FIRE2502, FIRE2511, FIRE2512
SEMESTER IV FIRE2400, FIRE2420, FIRE2430, FIRE2440, FIRE2470


Pre-Program Requirements:
Successful entry into this program requires a successful annual background study from the State of Minnesota and/or Wisconsin, and a specific level of skill in the areas of English, mathematics, and reading. Program entry will depend, in part, on meeting the prerequisites listed below:

English:
• A score of 86 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of ENGL0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, ENGL0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Mathematics:
• A score of 36 or higher on the Elementary Algebra Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of MATH0450 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, MATH0450 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Reading:
• A score of 78 or higher on the Reading Comprehension portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of READ0465 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, READ0465 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Electives:
(ANY COURSE FROM THE MINNESOTA TRANSFER CURRICULUM OR FROM THE FOLLOWING)

Electives:

FIRE1470 Natural Cover - 2 credits
FIRE1480 Basic ARFF - 2 credits
FIRE1510 Public Fire Education - 1 credit
FIRE1556 EMS First Responder - 3 credits
FIRE1565 Wilderness Survival - 2 credits
FIRE1571 WILDERNESS SEARCH CONCEPTS AND OPERATIONS 2 CREDITS
FIRE1573 WATER SEARCH, RESCUE, AND RECOVERY 1 CREDIT
FIRE1575 LAND NAVIGATION 1 CREDIT
FIRE2551 ROPE RESCUE TECHNICIAL 2 CREDITS
FIRE2553 AUTOMOBILE EXTRICATION AND RESCUE 2 CREDITS
FIRE2560 CHEMISTRY OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS II 1 CREDIT
FIRE2570 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TECHNICIAN 3 CREDITS
FIRE2600 EMT REFRESHER 2 CREDITS
FIRE2610 FIRE INTERNSHIP 100 1 CREDIT
FIRE2620 FIRE INTERNSHIP 200 2 CREDITS
FIRE 2630 FIRE INTERNSHIP 300 3 CREDITS

MN Transfer Curriculum:
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (16 CREDITS)
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES SHALL BE SELECTED FROM AT LEAST THREE (3) OF THE TEN (10) GOAL AREAS OF THE MINNESOTA TRANSFER CURRICULUM. THE GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES LISTED BELOW ARE REQUIRED AND SATISFY THE MTC GOAL AREAS.
FYE1000 1 CREDIT
CHEM1110 3 CREDITS
ENGL1106 3 CREDITS
COMMUNICATION 3 CREDITS
HISTORY/SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES OR HUMANITIES 3 CREDITS
GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE ANY MTC COURSE 3 CREDITS