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Program Details

The Fire Science Community Risk Manager certificate is designed for individuals interested in entering the risk management career field. The fire prevention focus intends to give students the introductory education needed to learn the skills and knowledge associated with the basics of fire safety.

Students in the 21-credit Fire Science Community Risk program will be introduced to common factors and situations that create situations that require skilled first-responders. In the event of an emergency situation involving flammable materials, graduates from the certificate program may use learned concepts to alleviate stresses and perform the strategic routines to mitigate risk and prevent further damage. The fire safety program stresses the fundamental skills of: responding to hazardous materials, fire prevention, fire behavior and combustion, legal aspects of emergency services, investigation methods, and fire prevention and protection services.

Upon successful completion of the Fire Science Community Risk Manager certificate program, students should be able to use the learned fundamentals to identify and explain the main causes or fire as well as apply critical thinking skills when determining specific methods and factors for prevention. First responders hold a variety of responsibilities, both fighting fires as well as providing the community with resources for fire prevention, causes, and the legalities associated with arson and accidents.

Graduates should be able to create a strategic plan specific for their industry of disaster prevention, reduction, response, and recovery. Graduates of the certificate program may contribute their learned skills in current and future career endeavors, or as the role of leader in protective organizations. Successful student should also be able to use the formal academic education for immediate entry into the first responder field, or for those students maintaining current careers.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission