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Fire Science and Safety Technology C.P.C.

Certificate of Program Completion

About This Degree

Program Number


Estimated Program Length

27 Credit Hours


Vincennes Campus



Course Catalog

A Certificate of Program Completion

This program is designed to upgrade the skills of persons in the fire protection field. These courses will count toward an A.S. degree in Fire Science and Safety Technology.

Topics You Will Study

  • Buildings, fire codes, and construction

  • Types of construction

  • Flame spread

  • Smoke and fire containment

  • Principles of fire resistance

  • Firefighting strategies and techniques

  • Methods of fire attack 

  • Fire behavior

  • Building design

Special types of fire emergencies

  • Transportation

  • Below ground

  • Confined spaces

Fire cause and determination

  • Conduct basic investigations

  • Area and methods of fire spread

  • Recognize and preserve evidence

  • Arson and constitution law  

Career Outcomes

This degree transfers directly into VU's Homeland Security and Public Safety B.S. Degree program.

Gainful Employment Information

Mission Statement and Program Outcomes