Fire Academy Program Outcomes
The Fire Science program at Lansing Community College offers students a chance to earn an Associate Degree in Fire Science Technology, Fire Science/Basic EMT, Certificate of Completion in the Fire Science Academy, and an opportunity to complete a Bachelor Degree in Fire Science from Lake Superior State University at home. The knowledge and skills obtained from these academic programs is based on professional and industry standards. After the students successfully complete their Associate Degree they will be able to:
- Identify and explain fire service technology that is currently utilized, and the impact future technological advances will have on the direction of the fire service.
- Locate and describe the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) standards that apply to the fire service area.
- Identify and describe the construction systems and components that provide for smoke and heat removal; fire suppression; fire resistance; safe occupant removal; fire fighter safety, and building collapse.
- Demonstrate basic fire fighting competencies. Example: Ropes and knots, ladders, water supply, fire streams, ventilation, forcible entry, search and rescue, fire behavior, fire control, fire extinguishers, personal protective equipment, tools and equipment maintenance, first aid, hazardous material recognition, hose, and vehicle extraction techniques.
- Understand the value of team work in a work environment, and be able to identify, explain, and demonstrate the skills necessary to be a successful member of a team.
- Identify the technology utilized in the Fire Science, and demonstrate the skills necessary to apply the technology in the workplace.
- Locate and describe the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) federal, state, and local standards, regulations, and laws as they apply to specific areas of the fire service.
- Identify and describe the construction systems and components that have an impact on smoke and heat removal, fire suppression, fire resistance, safe occupant removal, fire fighter safety, and building collapse.
- Demonstrate basic fire fighting competencies.
Previous students have completed the Fire Science Academy with a success rate of 96%, and all fire science courses with a success rate of 83.3%. Lansing Community College's Fire Science program retains approximately 50% of their students from fall to fall semester and a persistence rate (spring to fall or fall to spring semester) of 70%. These figures identify the diversity of our working students. Many of the Fire Science students work full or part-time while attending classes. Even though these students are working while attending classes, the Fire Science program has a 75% graduation rate.
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