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Fire Science Program Outcomes

The Fire Science program at Lansing Community College offers students Associate Degrees in Fire Science Technology and 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:

  1. Based on professional and industry standards the student successfully completing this program 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.

    Some or all of the course content in these courses may achieve this outcome. (Fire Science classes -100, 101, 102, 104, 105, 110, 112, 115, 122, 125, 150, 210, 215, 220, 245, 250, 255, 260, and 270). This outcome may be measured through assignments, papers, projects, class exams, program final exam, or third party examination for certification.   

  2. Based on professional and industry standards the student successfully completing this program will be able to demonstrate basic fire fighting competencies contained in NFPA 1001 Firefighter I & II.  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 operations, hose, and vehicle extrication techniques.

    Some or all of the course content in these courses may achieve this outcome. (Fire Science classes - 101,102, and 220). This outcome is measured through 3rd party examination for state certification. Michigan Fire Fighter Training Council (M.F.F.T.C) Firefighter I & II written and practical examination and Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations level practical and written examination.

  3. Based on industry and professional standards the successful student completing this program will be able to 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 and ethical team member.

    Some or all of the course content in these courses may achieve this outcome. (Fire Science classes - 100, 101, 102, 112, 150, 210, 220, 245, and 270). This outcome may be measured through assignments, papers, projects, class exams, program final exam, or third party examination for certification. 

  4. Based on industry and professional standards the successful student completing this program will be able to 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.

    Some or all of the course content in these courses may achieve this outcome. (Fire Science classes - 100, 101, 102, 105, 110, 112, 115, 122, 125, 150, 210, 215, 220, 245, 250, 255, 260, and 270). This outcome may be measured through assignments, papers, projects, class exams, program final exam, or third party examination for certification. 

  5. Based on industry and professional standards the successful student completing this program will be able to identify and describe the construction systems and components that impact fire behavior, smoke and heat removal, fire suppression, fire resistance, safe occupant removal, fire fighter safety, and building collapse.

    Some or all of the course content in these courses may achieve this outcome. (Fire Science classes - (101, 102, 104, 110, 115, 125, 150, 245, 255, and 270). This outcome may be measured through assignments, papers, projects, class exams, program final exam, or third party examination for certification. 

 

Previous students have completed the Fire Science Academy with a success rate of 96% (success rate is identified as any student completing a course with 2.0 or better). All fire science courses have combine average success rate of 83.3%. Lansing Community College's Fire Science program has a retention rate of approximately 50% (a retention rate is calculated from fall semester to fall semester), and persistence rate of 70% (spring to fall or fall to spring semester). 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 (graduation rate includes any student successfully completing all required course work, applying for graduation, and having their certificate or degree requirements conferred by the institution).  

Fire Science students have a 100% success rate for Wildland Firefighter II certification through the National Wildfire Coordinator Group, 98% success rate for Firefighter I & II certification through Michigan Fire Fighter Training Council , and  96% success rate for Hazardous Materials First Responder  Operations certification through Michigan Fire Fighter Training Council.

As a result of these qualifications and credentials received by Lansing Community College students, LCC's Fire Science students provide 70% of the fire service work force throughout the Mid-Michigan area. Many LCC students have acquired employment around the country and throughout the world.      

FIRE Science email
lcc-firescience@lcc.edu  

 

 

 

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