Fire Science

Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy Cadets

 The Fire Science program at Lake Tahoe Community College is designed to give students the required knowledge to pursue entry-level municipal or wildland fire service careers. Students will gain a broad working knowledge of the many aspects of fire service organization and operations, proper use of fire equipment, tactics and strategies of fire fighting, specialized job skills, and management techniques. The Fire Science program emphasizes critical thinking skills in the examination and analysis of modern fire service issues and the strengthening of effective written and oral communication skills. This program follows the United States Fire Administration's National Fire Academy, Fire and Emergency Services (FSHE) Higher Education Model.

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
See current catalog for details.

B. REQUIRED COURSES
31.5 – 34.75 units distributed as follows:

1. All courses from the following (24 units):
FIR 101 Fire Protection Organization (4)
FIR 102 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention (4)
FIR 103 Fire Protection Equipment and Systems (4)
FIR 104 Building Construction for Fire Protection (4)
FIR 105 Fire Behavior and Combustion (4)
FIR 106 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival (4)

2. Choose a minimum of 7.5 units selected from the following:
FIR 153 Fire Hydraulics (4)
FIR 167 Wildland Fire Safety and Hand Crew Operations: Basic Wildland Firefighter (L-180, S-130, S-190) (3.5)
HEA 140C Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (10.75)

C. ELECTIVE UNITS to bring the total to 90.

A. REQUIRED COURSES:
31.5 – 34.75 units distributed as follows:

1. All courses from the following (24 units):
FIR 101 Fire Protection Organization (4)
FIR 102 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention (4)
FIR 103 Fire Protection Equipment and Systems (4)
FIR 104 Building Construction for Fire Protection (4)
FIR 105 Fire Behavior and Combustion (4)
FIR 106 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety
and Survival (4)

2. Choose a minimum of 7.5 units from:
FIR 153 Fire Hydraulics (4)
FIR 167 Wildland Fire Safety and Hand Crew Operations:
Basic Wildland Firefighter (L-180, S-130, S-190) (3.5)
HEA 140C Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (10.75)

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    Jamie Rhone | CTE Program Specialist
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    Melissa Liggett | CTE Program Tech
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