Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Fire Protection and Safety Certificate Program

Certificate Professional Studies - Criminal Justice and Public Safety

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2019. Current students - log in to BHCC Self-Service to review the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students - go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
ENG-111 College Writing I
3

Prerequisites: RDG-095 or ESL-098 and ENG-095 or placement

FPS-111 The Fire Service, This Century and the Next, What Should We Expect
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Students with previous college experience may choose from the following career electives: FPS-125 or FPS-127 or FPS-221

FPS-119 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety & Survival
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG-095 or placement

FPS-123 Principles of Emergency Services
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG-095 or placement

FPS-135 Fire Behavior and Combustion
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG-095 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
FPS-133 Fire Protection Services
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: RDG-095 or ESL-098 and ENG-095 or placement

FPS-223 Building Construction for Fire Protection
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: FPS-123

Elective Career Elective
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Choose from the following options:

  • FPS-125 Hazardous Materials
  • FPS-127 Fire Protections Hydraulics and Water Supply
  • FPS-221 Strategy and tactics
FPS-139 Fire Prevention
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: RDG-095 or ESL-098 and ENG-095 or placement

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 22, 2019

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.

Career Outlook

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.