Fire Science

Fire Science

Associate of Applied Science - Curriculum Code 2072

The Fire Science program offers career opportunities in forestry, insurance, state, county and local government and in the fire service. (For fire department employment, Civil Service requirements apply.) Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community Colleges University Partnership.

Students who are currently certified as a firefighter by the State of Ohio are advised to take the following sequence: FIRE 111, 127, 132, 134, 218. Students who are not certified firefighters in the State of Ohio are advised to take the following sequence: FIRE 111, 134, 218 and 299.


Prior Learning credit will be applied to the following courses is student provides current certification documentation:


Course  Title Required Certification 
FIRE 111   Introduction to Fire Service  Firefighter II   
FIRE 120 Fire Investigation I Fire Investigator
FIRE 127 Firefighter Orientation Firefighter Volunteer I or II   
FIRE 132 Firefighting Level 2 Firefighter II   
FIRE 134 Hydraulics and Water Supply  Firefighter II  
FIRE 218 Hazardous Materials Operations  Hazmat(Operations Level) and
(Firefighter I or II) 


Fall Semester (First Year)
FIRE 111 Introduction to Fire Service 3
FIRE 125 Fire Behavior and Combustion 2
ENGL 161 College Composition I 3
MTHM 168 Statistics > 3
PSSC 153 Physical Science 4
SDEV 101 College 101 ^ 1
Spring Semester (First Year)
CISS 121 Microcomputer Applications I 3
FIRE 112 Building Design and Construction  3
FIRE 127 Firefighter Orientation     AND 1
FIRE 132 Firefighting Level 2 >      OR 2
FIRE 299 Individualized Studies in Fire Science > 1-3
FIRE 134 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply  2
PEWL 151 Stress Management


PSYH 151 Introduction to Psychology    OR


SOCY 151 Introduction to Sociology
Fall Semester (Second Year)
CMMC 151   Oral Communications 3
FIRE 130 Emergency Services Safety and Survivial 2
FIRE 136 Strategy and Tactics > 3
FIRE 210 Hazardous Materials Chemistry 2
FIRE 229 Fire Protection Systems 2
PLSC 155 State and Local Government 3
Humanities Elective 3
Spring Semester (Second Year)
FIRE 120 Fire Investigation I > 3
FIRE 218 Hazardous Materials Operations 1
FIRE 224 Legal Concepts for Emergency Services 3
FIRE 227 Fire Prevention 3
FIRE 228 Fire and Emergency Administration >  OR 2
PBAD 151 Introduction to Public Administration 3
FIRE 240 Emergency Services Occupational Health & Safety 2
Total Credit Hours: 63-66

1. > Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.
2. ^ A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.
3. OR Indicates that a student may select either course which may have an effect on total credit hours.
4. AND Indicates that both FIRE 127 and FIRE 132 must be taken or FIRE 299.


Established    September 1967
Revised         March 2013

Effective        August 2013



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