Students who wish to concentrate on meeting the requirements for Hazardous Material Specialist for entry level employment in the fire service or promotional opportunities will develop the required knowledge, skills and abilities in the area of Hazardous Materials and in fire suppression, fire prevention, training and administration. Opportunities also exist with private industry safety programs, insurance companies and fire equipment manufacturing firms. Through the expertise of the faculty and the exposure to professional fire service personnel, students can expect to be trained in the latest theories and techniques in Hazardous Materials, fire technology, firefighting skills and emergency medical training.
40 -80 students annually.
Students completing this program will be able to identify and discuss the concepts and theories related to Hazardous Materials in the fire service including its history and development, fire prevention techniques and protection equipment, fire behavior and chemistry and firefighter safety. Students will also be able to recognize the tools and equipment used in the fire service and demonstrate their safe and proper use. Students will also demonstrate the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to function within the fire service, as well as, display the values, ethics and professionalism required to be successful.
This certificate is designed to provide comprehensive occupational training in the skills and methods used for Hazardous Material Specialist in the fire service. Students will be taught the manipulative skills and technical knowledge in Basic and Applied Chemistry, Incident Considerations and Tactical Field Operations required to qualify for employment and promotional positions with firefighting agencies. Additional opportunities also exist with private industry safety programs, insurance companies and fire equipment manufacturing firms.
|Term||Course #||Course Title||Units|
|1||EMS 161||EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN 1 (REFRESHER)||1.5|
|1||FST 090||PRE-SERVICE FIRE ACADEMY||7.5|
|2||FST 115||FIRE APPARATUS/OPERATOR 1A/EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATIONS||1.5|
|2||FST 120||FIREFIGHTER SURVIVAL||0.5|
|2||FST 148||S-190 INTRODUCTION TO WILDLAND FIRE BEHAVIOR||0.25|
|2||FST 152||HAZ MAT TECHNICIAN 1A BASIC CHEMISTRY||2|
|2||FST 153||HAZ MAT TECHNICIAN 1B APPLIED CHEMISTRY||1.75|
|2||FST 156||TRENCH RESCUE TECHNICIAN||0.50|
|2||FST 159||I-200 BASIC INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM (ICS)||0.75|
|3||FST 166||CONFINED SPACE RESCUE AWARENESS||0.25|
|3||FST 154||HAZ MAT TECHNICIAN 1C INCIDENT CONSIDERATIONS||1.75|
|3||FST 155||HAZ MAT TECHNICIAN 1D TACTICAL FIELD OPERATIONS||1.75|
|3||FST 157||HAZ MAT SPECIALIST 1F SPECIALIZED MITIGATION TECHNIQUES||1.75|
|3||FST 158||HAZ MAT SPECIALIST 1G TACTICAL FIELD OPERATIONS||1.75|
|4||FST 226||INSTRUCTOR II INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT||2|
|4||FST 240||FIRE PREVENTION 1 FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY INSPECTIONS FOR COMPANY OFFICER||1.5|
|4||FST 241||FIRE INVESTIGATION 1A FIRE ORIGIN AND DETERMINATION||2|
|4||FST 165||CONFINED SPACE RESCUE TECHNICIAN||1|
|TERM 4||TOTAL UNITS||30.00|
Diann Thursby · 03/08/21
Received regional recommendation at 3-8-2021 IEDRC Deans Meeting.