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.

Program Outcomes/Competencies

  1. Apply Chemistry and Mathematics principles to solve fire protection problems.
  2. Apply and interpret National Fire Codes in reviewing plans, demonstrating and applying principles of operation to assess detection and suppression systems functions.
  3. Evaluate flammables, combustible liquids and solids, and chemicals to use appropriate equipment and knowledge.
  4. 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.
  5. Demonstrate basic principles to determine area of origin, cause of fire, and application of sound investigative principles.
  6. Demonstrate a proficiency in the use and application of firefighting equipment.
  7. Apply the principles of fire protection to solve safety problems within the community.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the administrative workings of a fire department including budget preparation, resource allocation, long-range planning, and fiscal projections.
  9. Identify standards related to health, safety, and fitness for fire fighters.
  10. Demonstrate basic firefighting skills and knowledge.

Colorado Mountain College’s Fire Science program is an accredited State of Colorado Career & Technical Education Program.