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City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Fire Science Management

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

The Fire Science Management degree is designed to concentrate on management and officer training with a target population of those who are already employed in a fire service and particularly addressing the specific higher education needs of the Chicago Fire Department (CFD).  

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This program requires students to submit a separate application or take additional action before enrolling. You can learn more about the program and the application process here.
 

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

413

Funding Options

Offered At

 

Career Possibilities

Courses

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Prerequisites

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Program General Requirements

17 CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor. The AAS model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.

Biology OR Chemistry:  

Choose 114 General Education Biology OR 121 Basic Chemistry I  

Choose one of the following Human Diversity courses:  

212 Non-Western Humanities  

128 Latin American Literature  

131 Survey of Afro-American Poetry  

150 Women's Literature
 

Biology
BIOLOGY 114
General Education Biology 4
A laboratory course emphasizing scientific inquiry through selected concepts of biology, such as organization, function heredity, evolution, and ecology. Biological issues with personal and social implications will be introduced to enable students to make informed decisions. This course is equivalent to the Illinois Articulation Initiatives General Education generic course numbered L1900L. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BIOLOGY 121
Biology I 5
Cellular and Molecular Biology. Introduction to biochemistry, molecular genetics, cell structure, function and processes. Laboratory required. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Humanities
HUM 212
Non-Western Humanities 3
An interdisciplinary survey of significant intellectual and artistic achievements of non-Western cultures through selected works of literature, philosophy, visual art, music and other performing arts. This course transfers as Illinois Articulation Initiative general education generic course numbered HF 94N: Non-Western Humanities. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Wilbur Wright
Literature
LIT 128
Latin American Literature 3
This course spans the centuries and the Western Hemisphere. It includes the pre-Columbian Mayan Indian authors of Popol Vuh and the world-renowned contemporary practitioners of magic realism. The course includes authors from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Close attention will be paid to the historical and cultural context of the works. Readings, lectures, and course work will be in English. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Malcolm X Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
LIT 131
Survey Of Afro-American Poetry 3
Historical and critical survey of African-American poetry; minor emphasis on Harlem Renaissance and major emphasis on contemporary African-American arts movements. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
LIT 150
Women's Literature 3
Ideas and philosophy of women writers as represented in their works; problems of women and works portraying women characters in modern British and American works. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 118
General Education Math 4
Focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. Three or 4 topics are studied in depth, with at least 3 chosen from the following list: geometry, counting techniques and probability, graph theory, logic/set theory, mathematical modeling, mathematics of finance, game theory, linear programming and statistics. The use of calculators and computers are strongly recommended.
Prerequisites:Completion of Math 99 with a C or better, or ALEKS 46+, or COMPASS ALGEBRA 43+ AND College ALGEBRA 1-50, or ACT Math 21+, or SAT Math 500+ if before 3/1/16 (530+ if after 3/1/16), or Consent of department.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Psychology
PSYCH 201
General Psychology 3
Historical survey of psychology and a study of the sensory and perceptual processes: learning, thinking, remembering, emotional behavior, motivation, mechanism of adjustment, and the total personality. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

35 CH
Emergency Medical Technician
EMT 101
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic 8
This course provides training to recognize the nature or extent of a patient's condition, administer appropriate emergency medical care to stabilize their condition and transport them safely to the proper medical facility. This course follows United States Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines for EMT-B Training. Students will receive appropriate in class clinicals in addition to the course lecture, CPR training/certification and ten (10) hours working in a hospital clinical setting. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
Fire Sci Mgmt/Fire Serv Op
FIREMGT 101
Principles of Emergency Services 3
This course provides an overview of fire protection and emergency services; culture and history of fire science and emergency services, fire loss analysis, organizations of public and private fire protection services, and fire departments as part of local government. This foundation course includes introduction to fire protection, safety, tactics and safety. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 102
Strategies and Tactics I 3
This course provides the principles of fire ground control through utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents. Basic procedures for suppression of fire; application to principles of building construction of human resources and equipment. This course will meet requirements of the Illinois Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education Commission for Strategy and Tactics I. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 103
Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
History of fire sciences; theories and fundamentals of fire behaviors including how and why fires start, spread and are controlled. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 197
Principles of Emergency Responder Safety and Survival 3
This course is designed to help students to identify and explain the sixteen life safety initiatives and explain the concepts of risk management and mitigation as it pertains to emergency services. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 198
Strategies and Tactics II 3
Subject areas include strategic concepts in fire fighting, duties and responsibilities of command officers, incident command system (scene, manpower, apparatus, and Rapid Intervention Teams (RIT) management, multi-company operations, disasters, high-rise operations, critical incident stress, and tactical exercises. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 102.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 200
Management and Leadership I 3
This course is designed to provide information and skills required to act in primary supervisory role with a focus on leadership in fire service. Topics covered include basic management principles and concepts, leadership styles and conflict resolution. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 101.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 204
Management and Leadership II 3
This course focuses on the role and responsibility of a fire officer who may be in charge of a single company or station. The course provides information on leadership styles, communication, group dynamics, coaching and counseling and performance appraisal. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 210
Principles of Fire Prevention 3
This course provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include: history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau; use and application of codes and standards; plans review; fire inspections; fire and life safety education; and fire investigation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 101.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 220
Fire Instructor I 3
Methods and techniques of teaching for fire service instructors; principles of adult learning; teaching methodology; student assessment and evaluation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 101 AND Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

9 CH

Students should select a minimum of 9 credit hours from the following courses:  

Fire Sci Mgmt/Fire Serv Op
FIREMGT 104
Occupational Safety & Health for Emergency Services 3
This course introduces the basic concepts of occupational health and safety as it relates to emergency service organizations. Topics include risk and hazard evaluation and control procedures for emergency service organizations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 101.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 201
Fire Service Hydraulics 3
This course provides a foundation of theoretical knowledge in order to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection and to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and to solve water supply problems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 202
Building Construction for Fire Science 3
This course focuses on the study of the components of building construction related to firefighting, fire resistance and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, pre-planning fire operations, and operating at emergencies. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 203
Fire Suppression and Protection Systems 3
This course provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 101.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 205
Chemistry of Hazardous Materials 3
This course provides basic chemistry relating to the categories of hazardous materials including recognition, identification, reactivity, and health hazards encountered by emergency services. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 101.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 206
Management and Operations III 3
This course is the third in a four-part sequence focusing on the roles and responsibilities of a department fire officer, cultivating leadership styles and advanced management skills. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 204 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 211
Management Operations IV 3
This course is the fourth in a four-part sequence focusing on the roles and responsibilities of a department fire officer, cultivating leadership styles and advanced management skills. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 206 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 221
Fire Instructor II 3
Methods and techniques for Fire Service Instructor II training will examine methods and techniques for planning, development, and conducting a Fire Service Training Program. This course is designed for leaders in the emergency services field who desire to analyze, design, implement and evaluate training methods and techniques. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. This course will meet requirements of the Illinois Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education Commission for the Standard Level II Instructor Certificate.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 220.
Offered at: Malcolm X

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