Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Jun 09, 2023  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire and Arson Investigation Certificate, Statewide Program

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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 he or she may face in investigations and court settings.

Total Credit Hours: 36

Program Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate understanding of building construction and associated fire codes.
  • Describe inspections, corrections of fire hazards, and fire investigations.
  • Investigate a fire to determine point of origin and cause of the fire.
  • Identify and differentiate the various forms of fire, their fundamental scientific principles, and their associated mitigation and response strategies.

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