Fire Protection and Safety Certificate Program
|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|College Writing I||ENG111||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|The Fire Service, This Century and the Next, What Should We Expect – Learning Community Seminar||FPS111||3||First-time college students|
|Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety & Survival||FPS119||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Principles of Emergency Services||FPS123||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Fire Protection Systems||FPS133||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Fire Behavior and Combustion||FPS135||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Fire Prevention||FPS139||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Building construction for Fire Protection||FPS223||3||FPS123|
|Career Electives||see note*||3|
*Note: Choose one career elective if FPS 111 has been completed. If FPS 111 has been waived, choose two career electives from the following career electives: FPS121, FPS125, FPS127, FPS137, FPS221, FPS225 and FPS227.
This program prepares students with practical and technical information and instruction. Students may include both potential fire fighters and in-service fire fighters wishing to upgrade their career status. A certificate in fire protection and safety may lead to higher scores on promotional examinations. This program is offered in the afternoon and evening.
Graduates of this program qualify for careers in municipal, state and federal agencies, industry, and insurance companies. Graduates also qualify to transfer to the two-year Associate in Science Degree: Fire Protection and Safety. This program also prepares fire fighters who wish to upgrade their career status.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.bhcc.mass.edu/ certificate-programs.
Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:
- Understand the principles of fire protection and safety.
- Demonstrate preparedness to be a fire company officer.
- Understand the principles of arson investigation (see FPS209).
- Demonstrate familiarity with inspections for fire prevention.
- Demonstrate preparedness to take promotional civil service fire exams.