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FSC101 Principles of Emergency Services Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to fire protection and emergency services. Includes career opportunities in fire protection and related fields, culture and history of emergency services, fire loss analysis, organization and function of public and private fire protection services, and fire departments as part of local government. Also includes laws and regulations affecting the fire service, fire service nomenclature, specific fire protection functions, basic fire chemistry and physics, introduction to fire protection systems, introduction to fire strategy and tactics, and life safety initiatives.
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Information: This class is in compliance with the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FSC104 Fire Science Careers Credit Hours: 1-2.00
Introduction to careers in fire science. Includes the role of the fire fighter, careers in fire fighting, extrication, and fire chemistry. Also includes Air Pak, protective clothing, and the integration of fire sciences with Emergency Medical Services and law enforcement careers.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC110 Rope I Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to basic rope rescue: safety, equipment, rope craft, anchors, mechanical advantage, belay systems, medical considerations, identifying terrain types, low angle evacuations, steep angle evacuations and steep angle rappel. Includes performance in rope craft, anchor construction, mechanical advantage construction, belay technique, patient packaging, low angle evacuations, and steep angle rappelling.
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Information: This class meets State of Arizona Fire Marshal requirements: NFPA 1983, NFPA 1500 special operations, NFPA 1670.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
FSC111 Rope II Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of FSC 110. Concepts, techniques, and skills for rope rescue areas: safety, ropecraft, advanced anchors, applied mechanical advantage, belay systems, self- rescue, and high angle pickoffs. Also includes knot passing through technical evacuation systems, rope rescue strategy, and tactics.
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Information: This class meets State of Arizona Fire Marshal requirements: NFPA 1983, NFPA 1500 special operations, NFPA 1670.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC112 Rope III Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of FSC 111. Concepts, techniques, and skills for advanced rope rescue areas: safety, rope craft, anchors, applied mechanical advantage, belay systems, self rescue, high angle pickoffs, knot passing through technical evacuation systems. Also includes rescue tactics and strategies relating to vertical rescues.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 111.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This class meets State of Arizona Fire Marshal requirements: NFPA 1983, NFPA 1500 special operations, NFPA 1670.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC116 Confined Space I for First Responders Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to confined space rescue operations including the OSHA regulations governing permit requirements for confined spaces. Includes hazards associated with confined space rescues and means to mitigate these hazards. Also includes Incident Command System recommended to manage confined space rescues as well as an introduction to the equipment used in these rescues.
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Recommendation: Complete FSC 110, 111, 112 and Hazardous Materials First Responder Certification prior to enrolling in this course.
Information: This class meets State of Arizona Fire Marshal requirements: NFPA 1983, NFPA 1500 special operations, NFPA 1670.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC117 Confined Space II for First Responders Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of FSC 116. Overview of the OSHA regulations governing permit required confined spaces, the hazards associated with confined space rescues, and the means to mitigate these hazards. Includes an emphasis on the practical application of these concepts through hands-on activities.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 116.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Complete FSC 110, 111, 112, and Hazardous Materials First Responder Certification prior to enrolling in this course.
Information: This class meets State of Arizona Fire Marshal requirements: NFPA 1983, NFPA 1500 Special Operations, NFPA 1670.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC118 Swift Water Rescue for First Responders Credit Hours: 1.00
Concepts and techniques to prepare the emergency responder to perform swift water rescue. Includes rescuer safety and philosophy, river dynamics, hydrology and hazards, and methods of effecting swift water rescues including boat handling operations. Includes basic water accident management techniques in still water. Also includes the water accident portion of this course taught at a swimming pool and the practical application conducted in moving water.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 110, 111, 112.
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Information: This class meets State of Arizona Fire Marshal requirements: NFPA 1983, NFPA 1500 special operations, NFPA 1670.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC120 Fire Behavior and Combustion Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the theories and fundamentals of fire behavior and combustion. Includes physical and chemical properties of fire, materials and their relationship to fire as fuel, and the use of water and other fire suppression agents and strategies.
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Information: This class is in compliance with the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FSC121 Trench Rescue for First Responders Credit Hours: 1.25
Concepts and techniques to prepare the emergency responder to perform trench rescues. Includes rescuer safety, the OSHA regulation governing trench operations, trench hazards and soil classifications, rescue procedures and the creation of safe areas in which to work within the trench.
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Recommendation: Complete FSC 110, 111, 112, 117 and Hazardous Materials First Responder Certification prior to enrolling in this course.
Information: This class meets State of Arizona Fire Marshal requirements: NFPA 1983, NFPA 1500 special operations, NFPA 1670.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC122 Structural Collapse Rescue for First Responders Credit Hours: 1.25
Concepts and techniques to prepare the emergency responder to perform rescues in collapsed or structurally compromised buildings. Includes rescuer safety, types of building materials and their properties, hazards to rescuers, calculating weights of building materials and their capacities, development of a structural collapse rescue plan, debris removal and possible victim locations. Also includes the FEMA structure marking system, cribbing procedures, and the construction of various shoring systems.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 121.
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Recommendation: Complete FSC 110, 111, 112, 116, and 117 prior to enrolling in this course.
Information: This class meets State of Arizona Fire Marshal requirements: NFPA 1983, NFPA 1500 special operations, NFPA 1670.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC123 Building Construction Related to the Fire Service Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to components of building construction as related to firefighter and life safety. Includes elements of construction and structure design shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 101 and 120 with a C or better.
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Information: This class is in compliance with the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
FSC124 Fire Prevention Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to fundamental concepts relating to the field of fire prevention. Includes 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.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 101 and 120 with a C or better.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This class is in compliance with the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
FSC125 Hydraulics and Water Supply Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to hydraulics and water supply in fire service. Includes theoretical foundations and principles of water use in fire protection, water distribution systems, and survey of hydraulic principles to analyze and to solve water supply problems.
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Information: This class is in compliance with the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
FSC126 Fire Protection Systems in the Fire Service Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to fire protection systems in the fire service. Includes features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppressions systems, water supply for fire protection, and portable fire extinguishers.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 120 with a C or better.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This class is in compliance with the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC127 Principles of Emergency Services Safety and Survival Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the basic principles and history related to national firefighter life safety initiatives. Includes cultural and behavioral change, organizational health, safety profile, research investigation, national health and safety, risk management, and publication education of fire and life safety.
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Information: This class is in compliance with the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FSC130 Strength and Fitness for the Fire Service Credit Hours: 2.50
Overview of fitness as it pertains to prospective firefighters. Includes endurance training, flexibility training, strength conditioning and use of equipment in Fire Incident Readiness Evaluation.
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Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FSC149 Fire Operations I Credit Hours: 4.00
Specialized classroom and practical experience in the techniques of firefighting. Includes the chemistry of fire, use of water and other agents, firefighting equipment and its uses, firefighting practices and safety.
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Information: Completion of FSC 149 and 150 will help prepare the student for successful completion of State of Arizona Firefighter I & II practical evaluations. Only when taken as a part of the Pima Community College Fire Academy can students be concurrently enrolled in FSC 149 and 150.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
FSC150 Fire Operations II Credit Hours: 4.00
Specialized classroom and practical experience in the practices and techniques of fire fighting. Includes principles of community fire defense, methods of entry, rescue, tools, apparatus, equipment, salvage, hydraulics, and fire extinguishment.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 149.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Completion of FSC 149 and 150 will help prepare the student for successful completion of State of Arizona Firefighter I & II practical evaluations. Only when taken as a part of the Pima Community College Fire Academy can students be concurrently enrolled in FSC 149 and 150.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
FSC151 Introduction to Fire Science Credit Hours: 3.00
Historical and scientific background on the fire protection field. Includes the development and future of the field in America; governmental, industrial and private fire protection organizations and agencies; and employment and promotional opportunities.
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Recommendation: Completion of FSC 149 prior to enrolling in this class or concurrent enrollment in FSC 149 and 150.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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FSC152 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the principles of fire prevention. Includes authority, responsibility and organization of fire prevention, inspection procedures and reports, fire hazard recognition, building construction, and occupancy classifications. Also includes site access and means of egress, water-based fire protection and water supply systems, portable extinguishers, special agent, extinguishing systems, and fire detection and alarm systems, plans review, hazardous materials and flammable and combustible liquids, and storage, handling, and use of other hazardous materials.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 149.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC153 Hazardous Materials Credit Hours: 1.50
Basic chemical concepts and their applications to the field of fire science. Includes classes and properties of hazardous materials; recognition and identification of materials; management of materials in transit, in use, and in storage; and management of hazardous materials incidents.
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Information: Equivalent to State of Arizona's First Responder, 40-hour course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FSC154 Advanced Fire Prevention Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to high risk and industrial fire prevention. Includes code interpretation and application, research, implementing policy, testifying in legal proceedings, and creating forms and job aids. Also includes conducting field inspections and plans review, and building and fire code applications to simulated situations.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 152.
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Information: Completion of this course will allow the student to test for Arizona State Certification as Inspector II.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC160 Wildland Firefighting Credit Hours: 3.00
Basic wildland firefighting. Includes locating and reporting the fire, incident operations and management, suppression equipment, fire behavior, size-up, methods of suppression, and safety.
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Information: This course meets Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence and Arizona Department of Forestry Guidelines for Wildland Firefighting Training.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FSC162 Hydraulics and Fire Suppression Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles of hydraulics as applied to fire suppression. Includes physical laws affecting the movement of water through pipes, hydrants, pumpers, hoses, etc.; functions and limitations of mechanical equipment to overcome these restrictions; effect of friction loss; head and pressure; water system; fire flow requirements; and organization for fire suppression.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 149, 150, 151.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC163 Fire Apparatus and Equipment Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview, concepts, and techniques to use fire equipment. Includes automotive apparatus (pumpers, aerial ladders, lift platforms, hose wagons, transports and utility vehicles), water towers, heavy auxiliary mechanical equipment and appliances, generators, compressors, rescue and forcible entry tools and cutting torches.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 149, 150, 151.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FSC164 Fire Protection Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles of fire protection systems. Includes portable and fixed fire extinguishing equipment, automatic sprinkler and deluge systems, rate of temperature rise and smoke detecting devices and alarm systems.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 152.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC165 Building Construction for Fire Protection Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles of building design as related to fire protection. Includes fire travel, relation of fire load to propagation of flame, non-conforming structures and application of building codes.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 149, 150, 151.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC166 Fire Suppression, Strategy and Tactics Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles of planning fire suppression attacks. Includes planning an attack to fit the problem and revising the plan of attack to meet changing situations.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 165.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC167 Rescue Practices for the Fire Service Credit Hours: 2.50
Introduction to skills necessary to assess, extricate, and care for victims in emergency situations. Includes an overview of fire service-based rescue, rescue operations and incident management, and civilian versus firefighter rescue. Also includes why firefighters become victims and an overview of technical rescues.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 149.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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FSC168 Special Hazard Tactical Problems Credit Hours: 3.00
Concepts and techniques designed for the experienced firefighter on successfully mitigating incidents that involve hazards that are not commonly experienced such as hazardous materials under fire conditions. Other examples may include a train derailment and biological attack. Also includes real-life incidents in order to learn from prior experiences, as well as practice with potential scenarios created from the surrounding area.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 153.
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Information: Designed for experienced firefighters.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC170A Fire Service Leadership I Credit Hours: 1.00
Practical training for fire service leadership and supervision. Includes decision-making, problem solving, and running a meeting.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 149.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This course meets National Fire Academy (NFA) requirements for Leadership I, II, and III.
Information: FSC 170A, 170B and 170C together constitute FSC 170.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
FSC170B Fire Service Leadership II Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of FSC 170A. Includes practical training for fire service leadership and supervision. Also includes managing multiple roles, creativity, power, and ethics.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 149.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This course meets National Fire Academy (NFA) requirements for Leadership I, II, and III.
Information: FSC 170A, 170B, and 170C together constitute FSC 170.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
FSC170C Fire Service Leadership III Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of FSC 170B. Includes practical training for fire service leadership and supervision. Also includes situational leadership, delegation, coaching, and discipline.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 149.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This course meets National Fire Academy (NFA) requirements for Leadership I, II, and III.
Information: FSC 170A, 170B, and 170C together constitute FSC 170.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
FSC170 Fire Service Leadership Credit Hours: 3.00
Practical training for fire service leadership and supervision. Includes decision-making, problem solving, running a meeting, managing multiple roles, creativity, power, and ethics. Also includes situational leadership, delegation, coaching, and discipline.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 149.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This course meets National Fire Academy (NFA) requirements for Leadership I, II, and III.
Information: FSC 170A, 170B, and 170C together constitute FSC 170.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC173 Records and Reports Credit Hours: .25-1.00
Introduction to the elements and qualities of good report writing and comprehensive documentation. Includes form, style, and methodologies for writing various reports, techniques for developing an accurate narrative, and proper and improper conclusions. Also includes effective and correct use of grammar and the mechanics of writing.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 149.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
FSC174 Fire Investigation Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to fundamental concepts of fire scene investigation. Includes emergency responder responsibilities and observations, conducting origin and cause interpretation, preservation of evidence and documentation, scene security, motives of the fire setter, and elements of fire dynamics.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 101, 120 and 123 with a C or better.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This class is in compliance with the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
FSC175 Intro to Fire Investigation: Origin and Recognition of Arson Credit Hours: 3.00
Basic principles of arson investigation. Includes an introduction to fire investigation, laws, fire causes, determining point of origin, evidence, fire setters, case investigation and preparation, and courtroom demeanor and testimony.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 149, 150, 151, 165.
Course Corequisites:
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC180 Driver Training for Fire Service Credit Hours: 3.00
Techniques for driving and handling fire vehicles. Includes safe operating procedures, defensive driving, apparatus inspection, training in emergency maneuvers, and the key components of the driving system.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 149, 150, 151.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
FSC181 Firefighter Rescue Credit Hours: 1.00
Designed to give the firefighter the skills necessary to remove themselves and fellow firefighters from dangerous situations. Includes the skills necessary to perform effectively as a Rapid Intervention Crew (RIC) team with the goal of locating and removing injured or trapped firefighters.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC189 Current Issues in Fire Science Credit Hours: 2.00
Study of current issues in the fire service. Includes developing and writing an independent, applied research project, utilizing various computer applications for formatting and design, and use of the Internet and library resources.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 101, 102.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Completion of twenty credits in FSC prefix courses is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
FSC230 Fire Investigation II Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of FSC 174. Principles and advanced concepts of fire investigation. Includes rule of law, fire scene analysis, fire behavior, evidence collection and preservation, scene documentation, case preparation, and courtroom testimony.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 174 with a C or better.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This class is in compliance with the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC249 Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services Credit Hours: 3.00
Concepts of occupational health and safety related to emergency service organizations. Includes risk and hazard evaluation, incident management, occupational health and safety, and control procedures for emergency service organizations.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 127 with a C or better.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This class is in compliance with the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC250 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Administration Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles and concepts of administration for the fire and emergency services department. Includes relationship of government agencies to fire service, responsibility and authority, public policy, ethics, and leadership of the company officer.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 101 with a C or better.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This class is in compliance with the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC251 Hazardous Materials Chemistry Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of the basic chemistry of hazardous materials. Includes recognition, identification, reactivity, and health hazards encountered by emergency services.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 120 with a C grade or better.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This class is in compliance with the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC252 Fire Service Strategy and Tactics Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles and tactics of fire service ground control. Includes fireground factors and management, command operations and functions, life safety, personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 120, 123 and 127 with a C grade or better.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This class is in compliance with the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
FSC253 Legal Aspects of Emergency Services Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of the federal, state, and local laws that regulate emergency services. Includes a review of national standards, regulations, and consensus standards.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 101 and 250 with a C grade or better.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This class is in compliance with the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC260 Fire and Emergency Services Instructor I Credit Hours: 2.00
Theoretical and practical training in developing and instructing fire and emergency services training programs. Includes an exploration of safety and legal issues, adult learning psychology, developing, planning and presenting effective instruction, evaluating student learning, teaching diverse learners, and use of instructional media.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 189.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course concurrently with FSC 189.
Information: Meets the requirements for the Arizona State Fire Marshal Instructor I certification and NFPA 1041.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC261 Fire and Emergency Services Instructor II Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of FSC 260. Theoretical and practical training in developing, instructing and managing fire and emergency services training programs. Also includes an exploration of the design and development of training programs, performing needs and task analyses, development and utilization of lesson plans, the recruitment, selection and evaluation of instructors, and training manager's responsibilities relating to budget and resource management.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 260
Course Corequisites:
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course concurrently with FSC 260. Meets the requirements for the Arizona State Fire Marshall Instructor II certification and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC270 Leadership I for Fire Service Executives Credit Hours: 1.00
Concepts, techniques, and application of effective executive leadership. Includes leadership styles and characteristics, the effective executive, and leaders with vision, influence and motivation. Also includes being a change facilitator in a traditional organization, and the future of leadership.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 170.
Course Corequisites:
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC271 Leadership II for Fire Service Executives Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of FSC 270. Includes organizational structure, roles and responsibilities, and organizational values. Also includes organizational vision, fiscal management and priorities, innovative organizations, and executive leadership.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 270.
Course Corequisites:
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC272 Leadership III for Fire Service Executives Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of FSC 271. Includes communication skills, presentation skills, and verbal and writing skills at an executive level. Also includes interpersonal skills, labor relations, conflict management, ethical and unethical persuasion, and the media.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 271.
Course Corequisites:
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC273 Leadership IV for Fire Service Executives Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of FSC 272. Includes the local fire department in relation to its city government, local policy development. Also includes legal aspects of the city and department procedures, relationships with organized labor, networking and community relations, relations with local and state fire service providers, and understanding the national and international fire service.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 272.
Course Corequisites:
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC274 Leadership V for Fire Service Executives Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of FSC 273. Includes reasoning, thinking patterns, problem identification, and problem solving strategies. Also includes problem solving styles, decision- making models and approaches, personal decision making, and evaluation.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 273.
Course Corequisites:
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC275 Leadership VI for Fire Service Executives Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of FSC 274. Includes master planning, facilities, and human resource planning. Also includes financial planning, strategic planning, implementation planning, and leadership skills in planning for the future.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 274.
Course Corequisites:
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSC280 Fire Chief Preparation Credit Hours: 4.00
Preparation for professional fire personnel to become chief officers. Includes incident command, communication, and disaster management.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.