The undergraduate certificate in Fire Science provides a foundation in study of fire science, and introduces the essentials of fire behavior and combustion, fire prevention and protection systems, emergency services, and safety and survival. This online program follows the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Model Curriculum (FESHE), as outlined by the U.S. Fire Administration and National Fire Academy. This certificate program is applicable to a variety of career fields including firefighting, fire inspection, and arson investigation, where skilled, knowledgeable professionals are in demand. This online certificate is intended for undergraduate students who seek to expand their knowledge of fire science without committing to a degree program.

Certificate Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the chemistry components of combustion and how combustion is managed through science.
  • Identify the various fire protection systems currently used in today’s building protection system.
  • Identify construction methods and types of construction.
  • Demonstrate use of risk analysis for a geographical community.
  • Define the national fire flow formula for proper building protection and water supply.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

FSMT102Fire Behavior and Combustion3
FSMT188Fire Prevention3
FSMT201Fire Protection Systems3
FSMT210Fundamentals of Fire Protection3
FSMT287Fire Protection in Building Construction3
FSMT289Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply3
Total Semester Hours18