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  Sep 25, 2017
 
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire and Emergency Services Management AAS Statewide Program


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(R, TP/SS): 346A

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 Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education Course Requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


All students should consult an advisor.

Second Semester


Third Semester


  • FIRE 202 - Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3 semester hours
  • Arts or humanities distribution 3 semester hours (ARTD or HUMD)
  • Natural sciences distribution with lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution (other than psychology) 3 semester hours (BSSD) ‡‡
  • Speech foundation 3 semester hours (SPCF)

Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or general elective.

‡  Arts or humanities distribution must be from two different disciplines.

‡‡ Behavioral and social sciences distribution (BSSD) other than psychology.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


  • HLTH 113 - First Aid and CPR 2 semester hours (HLTF)
  • English foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
  • Mathematics foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)
  • Speech foundation 3 semester hours (SPCF)

Distribution Courses


  • PSYC 102 - General Psychology 3 semester hours (BSSD)
  • Arts or humanities distribution 3 semester hours  (ARTD or HUMD)
  • Natural science distribution with lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)
  • Arts or humanities distribution 3 semester hours (ARTD or HUMD)
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD) ‡‡
  • Natural sciences distribution 3 semester hours (NSND)

Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or general elective.

‡  Arts or humanities distribution must be from two different disciplines.

‡‡ Behavioral and social sciences distribution (BSSD) other than psychology.

Program Outcomes


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

  • Demonstrate understanding of building construction and associated fire codes.
  • Apply and discuss water supply management for fire protection systems and fire scene use.
  • Apply chemistry, mathematics, and physics to solve fire protection problems.
  • Discuss and apply the characteristics of hazardous materials to ensure safe handling, transporting, and storage as well as deal effectively with spills and fires involving these materials.
  • Identify and differentiate the various forms of fire, their fundamental scientific principles, and their associated mitigation and response strategies.

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