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Fire Science

Fire Science


The Certificate in Fire Science prepares students for service in fire protection. It is designed for individuals serving in the profession and as a preparatory program for individuals seeking a career in the fire service. The program is aligned with the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum.

Coursework in the Fire Science Certificate can be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Science. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their LCC advisor for proper advisement and course selection.

Institutional Proficiency Requirements

In addition to the courses listed below for this program of study, students must also complete institutional proficiencies of ENG095, MATH075 and READ095 that are outlined on page 77 to meet all graduation requirements.

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Certificate Requirements - Minimum of 30 Credit Hours Print Requirements

Program Requirements        (18 hours)
FS118 Principles of Emergency Services 3 credits
FS133 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3 credits
FS165 Fire Prevention 3 credits
FS170 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3 credits
FS214 Fire Protection Systems 3 credits
FS232 Firefighter Safety and Survival 3 credits
Approved Electives        (12 hours)
FS110 Hazardous Materials Responder 3 credits
FS115 Introduction to Firefighting 4 credits
FS120 Wildland Fire Control 3 credits
FS125 Firefighter I 4 credits
FS130 Fire and Life Safety Education 3 credits
FS135 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3 credits
FS160 Fire Investigation I 3 credits
FS180 Incident Command 3 credits
FS205 Firefighting Strategy and Tactics 3 credits
FS210 Firefighter Leadership 3 credits
FS217 Hazardous Materials Chemistry 3 credits
FS220 Fire Service Instructor I 3 credits
FS224 Principles of Code Enforcement 3 credits
FS230 Fire and Emergency Services Administration 3 credits
FS281 Firefighter Internship 3 credits

Program Resources

Program Advisor: Dr. Vidal Martinez
Phone: (505)670-3305
Email: vmartinez@luna.edu

ACCESS Center Personnel

Director: Renee Maestas
Phone: (505)454-5355
Email: rmaestas@luna.edu
Advisor: Janice Medrano
Phone: (505)454-2546
Email: jmedrano@luna.edu

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