2019-2020 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 11, 2019  
2019-2020 Pierce College Catalog

Fire Services Leadership and Management (AAS-T) Course Map


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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career.  The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time.  While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Fire Services Leadership Management, you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

1. College Success


  • COLLG 110 College Success (3 credits)
  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

2. English Composition I


  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: In this field you will often find yourself writing incident and status reports.  This course will help you continue to build your written communication skills in a variety of styles including reports and memos.

3. Fire Protection Systems


Action Item: Meet with Advisor


Use your Success Network! In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps.

4. Incident Safety Officer


  • FSLM 277 Incident Safety Officer (3 credits)
  • Course purpose: Safety is central to the role of fire services professionals. In this course you will learn to identify and analyze safety concerns and demonstrate how to communicate recommended solutions to the command authority. 

5. Mathematics Recommendation


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  • MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Statistical analysis and data interpretation are vital tools in determining risk probability and in identifying and developing solutions to critical problems encountered in this field. 

  • MATH& 107 Math in Society (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Skills developed in this course will aid you in monitoring system performance and determining effective use of available resources.

6. Building Construction for Fire Protection


7. Safety and Survival


  • FSLM 205 Safety and Survival (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Firefighters typically operate in environments that are characterized by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health as immediately dangerous to life and health. The focus of this course is on the extensive laws and protocols that have been developed to assure the safety and survival of firefighters operating in all hazardous environments.

     

8. Communication Recommendation


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9. Principles of Emergency Services


  • FSLM 273 Principles of Emergency Services (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: The Fire Service is an essential partner with specific and unique responsibilities in the “whole community – all hazards” approach to emergency management.  Fire Services officers need to have a firm foundation in emergency management to effectively function with other emergency services partners.

10. Fire & Emergency Services Administration


Action Item: Apply for Graduation


Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

11. Fire Instructor/Officer I


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12. Fire Behavior & Combustion


13. Social Science Recommendation


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  • POLS& 202 American Government (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Fire professionals work across agencies and within communities. It is essential for Fire Services professional to know how agencies interact with each other. 

  • SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Human relations are essential for Fire Services professionals working within communities. Responders need a fundamental understanding of human nature and behavior to effectively accomplish their mission.

  • BUS& 201 Business Law (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Administrators and managers in the Fire Services work with a variety of contracts that have a legal impact on the fire authority or department. This course will provide a foundation for Fire Services professionals within the scope of the nature of law and the resolution of disputes in the court system.

14. General Psychology


  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Emergency Services operations involve working with people with people in crises and with a variety of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles.  Responders need a fundamental understanding of human nature and behavior to effectively accomplish their mission.

15. Fire Prevention


  • FSLM 286 Fire Preventation (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include: history and philosophy of fire prevention; organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau; use and application of codes and standards; plans review; fire inspections; fire and life safety education; and fire investigation.

16. Disaster Planning


17. Introduction to Weather


  • ATMOS 101 Introduction to Weather (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Fire Service professionals must have a solid foundation and understanding of the critical relationship between the major controls of weather and climate and fire dynamics.

18. Safety & Health


  • FSLM 274 Safety and Health (4 credits)
  • Course purpose: The fire service routinely operates in a physically demanding environment that can be immediately hazardous to life and health. Safety and health programs are the foundation of all emergency services related personnel management programs.

19. Fire Instructor/Officer II


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  • FSLM 255 Fire Instructor II (3 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course builds on the Firefighter Instructor I course. Particular focus is on curriculum development and skills evaluations.

  • FSLM 265 Fire Officer II (4 credits)
  • Course purpose: Fire Officers are introduced to the critical skills needed for effective management of the administration, prevention, and operations functions in the fire department organizational structure.

20. Personnel Management


  • FSLM 272 Personnel Management (4 credits)
  • Course purpose: Personnel management and negotiations are essential to effective leadership in the fire services.  This course explores the major concepts and theories of the psychology and practice of bargaining and negotiation.

Total Credits: 90-91


Program Code: 829


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