Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Fire Protection and Safety Program

Associate in Science Professional Studies - Criminal Justice and Public Safety

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements and applies ONLY to students entering the program beginning fall 2019. Current students should log in to BHCC Self-Service to review their specific program requirements or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
FPS-111 The Fire Service, This Century and the Next, What Should We Expect
3

Satisfies Learning Community Requirement

ENG-111 College Writing I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

(Formerly Area 1)

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

GenEd-QPS Quantitative Problem Solving
3-4

This course meets the General Education requirement for Quantitative Problem Solving.

(Formerly Area 4)

Choose one MAT course from Quantitative Problem Solving Menu.

Prerequisites: MAT-097 or MAT-098 or placement

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

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

CIT-110 Applications/Concepts
3

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
ENG-112 College Writing II
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisite: ENG-111

FPS-133 Fire Protection Services
3

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG095 and ENG-095 or placement

SOC-101 Principles of Sociology
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

(Formerly Areas 2 and 3)

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

FPS-123 Principles of Emergency Services
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

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

CHM-120 Principles of Inorganic Chemistry/ Lab
4

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and ESL-098 or RDG-095 and MAT-097 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
FPS-139 Fire Prevention
3

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG095 and ENG-095 or placement

Elective-1 Career Elective
3

Career Electives: FPS-125 Hazardous Materials, FPS-127 Fire Protections Hydraulics and Water Supply, FPS-221 Strategy and tactics

Elective-2 Behavioral Science Elective
3

Choose one course from PSY or SOC

FPS-135 Fire Behavior and Combustion
3

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

GenEd-E General Education Elective
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.

Choose a course from the General Education Community and Cultural Context Menu

Total Credits:
Semester 4 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
Elective Career Elective
3

Career Electives: FPS-125 Hazardous Materials, FPS-127 Fire Protections Hydraulics and Water Supply, FPS-221 Strategy and tactics

FPS-223 Building Construction for Fire Protection
3

Prerequisite: FPS-123

COM-171 Oral Communication
3
FPS-107 Fire Company Officership
3

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

GenEd-CW Creative Work
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work.

(Formerly Area 6)

Choose one course from Creative Work Menu

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 22, 2019

Admission Requirements:

Contact Prior Learning Assessment Coordinator if student has gone through a firefighting academy or has on-the-job training.

Talk to the Advising Liaisons for Professional Studies before registering for classes.

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. 
  • 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 four-year colleges or universities in fire protection and safety. This program also prepares fire fighters who wish to upgrade their career status.