Fire Science Administration

The Fire Science Administration option is intended for those who seek to transfer to a four year institution for the purpose of earning a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science. The program adheres to the core requirements of the Department of Homeland Security guidelines for fire science in the Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum. Students completing this program may also earn certifications in Fire Code Enforcement and Emergency Medical Service. Students transferring to a four year school offering a bachelor of Fire Science will be entering the third year program and will have the ability to complete the degree on a four year plan.   Apply & Register Program Details

The Fire Science Administration option is intended for those who seek to transfer to a four year institution for the purpose of earning a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science. The program adheres to the core requirements of the Department of Homeland Security guidelines for fire science in the Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum. Students completing this program may also earn certifications in Fire Code Enforcement and Emergency Medical Service. Students transferring to a four year school offering a bachelor of Fire Science will be entering the third year program and will have the ability to complete the degree on a four year plan.

 


Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
FIR-101 Fundamentals of Fire Protection 3
FIR-102 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention/Fire Inspector I 3
CSC-101 Computer Literacy 3
CHM-120 Chemistry for Fire Protection 4
    16
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
MTH-... Mathematics General Education Elective 3/4
FIR-125 Fire Fighter Safety and Survival 3
FIR-202 Fire Investigation 3
FIR-222 Fire Inspector II 3
    15/16
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
FIR-201 Fire Protection Systems 3
FIR-211 Building Construction for Fire Service 3
FIR-225 Hydraulics 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
MTH-111 Introduction to Statistics 3
    15
Second Semester
FIR-252 Arson/Law and Court Procedures 3
FIR-231 Organization & Management of Fire Departments or  
FIR-235 NJ Fire Officer I 3
CRJ-207 Terrorism or  
POL-103 American Federal Government 3
PHL-131 Introduction to Ethics 3
...-... Diversity: Humanities General Education Elective or  
...-... Diversity: Social Science General Education Elective 3
    15
  Total Minimum Credits 61

Program Goals

  • To prepare students to transfer to colleges and universities that offer Baccalaureate degrees in fire science.
  • To prepare students to successfully pass the New Jersey state certification exams in Fire Prevention and Code enforcement.
  • To prepare students to understand the role construction and code compliance play in fire prevention and suppression.
  • To provide a degree platform that meets the national DHS model for higher education in emergency services.
  • To provide students with a General Education foundation.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Explain the method by which fire and building codes enhance fire prevention and overall safety to building occupants.
  2. Discuss how organization structure in a fire or emergency department is used to deliver effective services for prevention, suppression and emergency operations.
  3. Understand the key benefits for investigating fire losses and how that applies to legal requirements under state law.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of hazard and risk exposure caused by fire and the methods used by management for effectively controlling this exposure to avoid or minimize unnecessary safety and health risks.

Special Program Information

Upon completion of the degree the students will have earned a minimum of 31 credits in General Education and 31 credits in technical content. Student will receive a certificate of completion for the educational requirement that meets New Jersey Uniform Fire Code certification requirements.

Employment Opportunities

  • Positions in municipal fire departments as career firefighters
    or support staff
  • Positions in fire inspection and code enforcement
  • Positions with fire alarm or sprinkler supply companies
    providing equipment and service for companies in need of
    such systems to comply with construction and use codes
  • Positions in the insurance industry in risk reduction and/or
    post incident investigation

Transfer Opportunities

Contact Person

Professor Patrick Bigoss, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200 ext. 4024
email: pbigoss@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

43.0202

Program Code

FRA.AS