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View Fire and Emergency Services Management A.A.S. (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 A.A.S.: 321
View Fire Prevention Technology Certificate: 247
View Fire Protection Technology A.A.S.: 322
View Fire Protection Technology Certificate: 248


Fire and Emergency Services Management A.A.S. (R): 346A
Statewide Program
Revised: Effective Semester - Summer 2009

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.
General Education and Other Requirements (37 credit hours)
EN 101Techniques of Reading and Writing I3
 
English Foundation
3
 
Health foundation
3
 
Mathematics foundation
3
 
Speech foundation
3
 
Arts or humanities distribution
(from two different disciplines)
6
 
Behavioral and social sciences distribution
(other than PY)
3
 
Natural sciences lab distribution
4
 
Computer Applications Elective
3
PY 102 General Psychology 3
 
Natural sciences distribution (without lab)
3

Fire Science Requirements (18 credit hours)
FS 101Principles of Emergency Services3
FS 104Fire and Emergency Services Administration3
FS 105Fire Behavior and Combustion3
FS 107Community Fire Prevention and Safety Education3
FS 112Building Construction for Fire Protection3
FS 212Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply 3
FS 216 Fire Protection Systems 3
   

Fire Science Electives (select 6 credit hours)
FS 106Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency
3
FS 108 Legal Aspects of Fire and Emergency Services 3
FS 205 Chemistry of Hazardous Materials 3
FS 214 Fire Tactics and Strategy 3
FS 221 Fire Codes and Standards  
FS 225Fire Investigation I3
FS 226Fire Investigation II3
FS 250Fire Protection Internship3

Total credit hours 61

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

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

  • Describe the historical development of fire protection and response from its origins through contemporary times.
  • Demonstrate understanding of building construction and associated fire codes.
  • Describe inspections, corrections of fire hazards, and fire investigations.
  • Describe factors and procedures for the establishment and administration of a fire code enforcement agency.
  • Apply proper procedures for storage, handling, transportation, and fire control involving hazardous materials.
  • Develop plans which make effective use of personnel and equipment at emergency incidents.
  • Apply and discuss water supply management for fire protection systems and fire scene use.
  • Describe the factors necessary for efficient and effective management and supervision within a fire department.
  • Apply and describe the principles of an effective occupational safety and health program in a fire service setting.
  • Apply chemistry, mathematics, and physics to solve fire protection problems.
  • Use the computer to solve fire protection problems.
  • Apply and interpret the National Fire Codes in reviewing plans, detection systems, and suppression systems.
  • Evaluate flammables and combustible liquids, solids, and gasses using appropriate scientific test equipment.
  • Understand the characteristics of hazardous materials to ensure safe handling, transporting, and storage, as well as to deal effectively with spills and fires involving these materials.
  • Investigate a fire to determine point of origin and cause of the fire.
  • Develop an understanding of the principles of managing a fire protection organization.
  • Apply the principles of fire protection to solve safety problems within the community.
  • Define and discuss the administrative processes associated with the public fire organization.
  • Identify and differentiate the various forms of fire, their fundamental scientific principles, and their associated mitigation and response strategies.
  • Describe the legal and regulatory duties and responsibilities of the fire department as a public organization.
  • Explain and apply leadership and management theories and practices as they relate to the unique issues and circumstances associated with a fire service organization.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills with supervisors, peers, and the public.



Fire and Emergency Services Management Certificate (R&TP/SS): 240
New: Effective Semester - Summer 2009

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.

 

EN 101 Techniques of Reading and Writing I 3
EN 102 Techniques of Reading and Writing II  
OR
  
EN 109 Writing for Technology and Business 3
 Speech Foundation 3
PY 102 General Psychology
3
  Computer Applications
3
FS 101 Principles of Emergency Services 3
FS 104 Fire and Emergency Services Administration 3
FS 105 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FS 107

Community Fire Prevention & Safety Education

3
FS 112 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
FS 212 Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply 3
FS 216 Fire Protection Systems 3
Fire Science Elective (Select One)
FS 106 Occupational Safety for Emergency Services 3
FS 108 Legal Aspects of Fire and Emergency Services 3
FS 205 Chemistry of Hazardous Materials 3
FS 214 Fire Tactics and Strategy 3
FS 221 Fire Codes and Standards 3
FS 225 Fire Investigation I 3
FS 226 Fire Investigation II 3
FS 250 Fire Protection Internship 3


Total credit hours  36


 

Fire and Arson Investigation Certificate (R): 180
Statewide Program
Revised: Effective Semester - Summer 2007

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.

 

CJ 110Administration of Justice 3
CJ 211Criminal Investigation 3
CJ 222Criminal Evidence 3
CJ 232Criminal Forensics 3
EN 101Techniques of Reading and Writing I3
EN 102Techniques of Reading and Writing II 
  or
EN 109Writing for Technology and Business 3
FS 101 Principles of Emergency Services 3
FS 112Building Construction for Fire Protection3
FS 225

Fire Investigation I

3
FS 226 Fire Investigation II 3
PY 102General Psychology 3
PY 213Criminal and Legal Psychology 
  or
PY 221Introduction 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:

  • Describe the historical development of fire protection and response from its origins through contemporary times.
  • Demonstrate understanding of building construction and associated fire codes.
  • Describe inspections, corrections of fire hazards, and fire investigations.
  • Describe factors and procedures for the establishment and administration of a fire code enforcement agency.
  • Apply proper procedures for storage, handling, transportation, and fire control involving hazardous materials.
  • Develop plans which make effective use of personnel and equipment at emergency incidents techniques.
  • Apply and discuss water supply management for fire protection systems and fire scene use.
  • Describe the factors necessary for efficient and effective management and supervision within a fire department
  • Apply and describe the principles of an effective occupational safety and health program in a fire service setting.
  • Apply chemistry, mathematics, and physics to solve fire protection problems.
  • Use the computer to solve fire protection problems.
  • Apply and interpret the National Fire Codes in reviewing plans, detection systems, and suppression systems.
  • Evaluate flammables and combustible liquids, solids, and gasses using appropriate scientific test equipment.
  • Understand the characteristics of hazardous materials to ensure safe handling, transporting, and storage, as well as to deal effectively with spills and fires involving these materials.
  • Investigate a fire to determine point of origin and cause of the fire.
  • Develop an understanding of the principles of managing a fire protection organization.
  • Apply the principles of fire protection to solve safety problems within the community.
  • Define and discuss the administrative processes associated with the public fire organization
  • Identify and differentiate the various forms of fire, their fundamental scientific principles, and their associated mitigation and response strategies.
  • Describe the legal and regulatory duties and responsibilities of the fire department as a public organization.
  • Explain and apply leadership and management theories and practices as they relate to the unique issues and circumstances associated with a fire service organization.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills with supervisors, peers and the public.

Emergency Medical Technician––Basic Letter of Recognition: 811
Revised — Effective Semester: Summer 2009

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.

FS 150Emergency Medical Technician - Basic 7


Total credit hours  7

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.

Fire Prevention Technology A.A.S.  :321
New — Effective Semester: Fall 2009

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.

General Education and Other Requirements (26 - 28 credit hours)

EN101

Techniques of Reading and Writing I

3

 

English Foundation

3

 

Health foundation

1 - 3

 

Mathematics foundation

3

 

Speech foundation

3

PY102

General Psychology

3

 

Arts or Humanities distribution

3

 

Natural sciences lab distribution (Chemistry recommended)

4

 

Computer Applications Elective

3

Fire Science Requirements (36 credit hours)

FS101

Principles of Emergency Services

3

FS105

Fire Behavior and Combustion

3

FS106

Occupational Safety for Emergency Services

3

FS107

Community Fire Prevention & Safety Education

3

FS112

Building Construction for Fire Protection

3

FS212

Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply

3

FS216

Fire Protection Systems

3

FS221

Principles of Code Enforcement

3

FS222 

Fire Plans Review

3

FS223 

Fire and Life Safety Education

3

FS225

Fire Investigation I

3

FS226

Fire Investigation II

3

Total credit hours 62 - 64

Fire Prevention Technology Certificate:  247
New — Effective Semester: Fall 2009

FS 101

Principles of Emergency Services

3

FS 105

Fire Behavior and Combustion

3

FS 106

Occupational Safety for Emergency Services

3

FS 107

Community Fire Prevention & Safety Education

3

FS 112

Building Construction for Fire Protection

3

FS 212

Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply

3

FS 216

Fire Protection Systems

3

FS 221

Principles of Code Enforcement

3

FS 222

Fire Plans Review

3

FS 223

Fire and Life Safety Education

3

FS 225

Fire Investigation I

3

FS 226

Fire Investigation II

3

Total credit hours 36

Program Outcomes for the Fire Prevention Technology A.A.S. degree and certificate

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

  • Describe the origin and history of fire prevention efforts in the United States.
  • Identify the responsibility and authority for fire prevention inspections and related activities.
  • Explain and identify principles and procedures to correct fire hazards.
  • 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.
  • Identify records management skills needed in 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.
  • Use appropriate media to educate a variety of audiences in risk reduction.
  • Conduct, coordinate, and complete basic fire cause and origin investigation and participate, under supervision, in the investigation of complex fire situations.

Fire Protection Technology A.A.S.: 342
New — Effective Semester: Fall 2009

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.

    General Education and Other Requirements (29 – 31 credit hours)

    EN 101

    Techniques of Reading and Writing I

    3

     

    English Foundation

    3

     

    Health foundation

    1 - 3

     

    Mathematics foundation

    3

     

    Speech foundation

    3

     PY 102

    General Psychology

    3

     

    Arts or Humanities distribution

    3

     

    Natural sciences lab distribution (Chemistry recommended)

    4

     

    Computer Applications Elective

    3

    CT 131

    Construction Plans Reading

    3

    Fire Science Requirements (33 credit hours)

     

    FS 101

    Principles of Emergency Services

    3

    FS 105

    Fire Behavior and Combustion

    3

    FS 106

    Occupational Safety for Emergency Services

    3

    FS 107

    Community Fire Prevention & Safety Education

    3

    FS 112

    Building Construction for Fire Protection

    3

    FS 212

    Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply

    3

    FS 216

    Fire Protection Systems

    3

    FS 230

    Advanced Concepts in Structural Fire Protection

    3

    FS 241

    Performance-based Design Fire Protection

    3

    FS 242

    Human Behavior in Fire

    3

    FS 250

    Fire Protection Internship

    3

     

    Total credit hours

    62 - 64

Fire Protection Technology Certificate: 248
New — Effective Semester: Fall 2009

FS 101

Principles of Emergency Services

3

FS 105

Fire Behavior and Combustion

3

FS 106

Occupational Safety for Emergency Services

3

FS 107

Community Fire Prevention & Safety Education

3

FS 112

Building Construction for Fire Protection

3

FS 212

Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply

3

FS 216

Fire Protection Systems

3

FS 230

Advanced Concepts in Structural Fire Protection

3

FS 241

Performance-based Design Fire Protection

3

FS 242

Human Behavior in Fire

3

FS 250

Fire Protection Internship

3

CT 131

Construction Plans Reading

3

Total credit hours 36

 

Program Outcomes for the Fire Protection Technology A.A.S. degree and 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.
  • Troubleshoot electrical components of fire protection systems.
  • Compare manual and automatic fire extinguishing systems and agents. Arrange fire detection, alarm, and control devices.

Refer to course description pages to identify courses with prerequisites.
Courses in italics meet General Education requirements
.