Learning Outcomes for Fire Science Technology
The Fire Science Technology program’s curriculum prepares students to perform at a professional level in the American fire service; to serve their communities by reducing fire-related deaths and property loss.
The program curriculum is based on current professional fire service standards and practices.
- Apply Chemistry and Mathematics principles to solve fire protection problems.
- Apply and interpret National Fire Codes in reviewing plans, demonstrating and applying principles of operation to assess detection and suppression systems functions.
- Evaluate flammables, combustible liquids and solids, and chemicals to use appropriate equipment and knowledge.
- Understand the characteristics of hazardous materials to ensure safe handling, transporting and storage, as well as how to deal effectively with spills and fires involving those items.
- Demonstrate basic principles to determine area of origin, cause of fire, and application of sound investigative principles.
- Demonstrate a proficiency in the use and application of firefighting equipment.
- Apply the principles of fire protection to solve safety problems within the community.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the administrative workings of a fire department including budget preparation, resource allocation, long-range planning, and fiscal projections.
- Identify standards related to health, safety, and fitness for fire fighters.
- Demonstrate basic firefighting skills and knowledge.
Colorado Mountain College’s Fire Science program is an accredited State of Colorado Career & Technical Education Program.