This program provides the education and skills needed by the fire service professional to function in the emergency services field. Courses include administration, inspection, investigation, building construction, fire hydraulics and water suppression systems. Graduates are prepared to enter the workforce as firefighters, fire officers, investigators, inspectors, instructors, airport firefighters, or continue their education in fire science or public administration.
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at email@example.com.
In the next decade a majority of career fire service professionals with 25 plus years service will be retiring under the State of Ohio “Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP)”. Replacement employees will be needed to fill openings not only for entry-level positions, but promotions in the officer ranks as well.
Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.
|BIS 1120||Introduction to Software Applications||3|
|CHE 1311||College Chemistry I||4|
|CHE 1351||Lab for College Chemistry I||0|
|COM 2211||Effective Public Speaking||3|
|ENG 1101||English Composition I||3|
|FST 1111||Fire Behavior & Combustion||3|
|FST 1112||Principles of Emergency Services||3|
|FST 1120||Fire Safety Inspector||4|
|FST 1125||Fire Investigation I||3|
|FST 2201||Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply||3|
|FST 2202||Building Construction for Fire Protection||3|
|FST 2204||Fire Protection Systems||5|
|FST 2230||Principles of Fire & Emergency Services Safety & Survival||3|
|FST 2251||Fire Officer I||3|
|FST 2252||Fire Officer II||2|
|HUM 1135||Environmental Ethics||3|
|PSY 1100||General Psychology||3|
|(FST 2253 AND FST 2254 OR FST 1555 OR FST 1115 OR )||6|
|(MAT 1120 OR Ohio Transfer Module: Mathematics Elective)||3|
The Firefighter I, II, Fire Safety Inspector, and Fire Instructor Classes are certification courses through the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Also Firefighter I and II, Fire Instructor I and Fire Officer I and II are accredited by the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications. We are currently in the process of extending ProBoard certification to Fire Instructor II, Fire Officer III and Fire Officer IV.