Dec 03, 2022  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Science

Program Options

Credential Title Credit Hours Required Notes
Associate of Applied Science Fire Science 62 -
Certificate Fire Science Certificate 32 -


Contact Information

Contact Title Name Phone E-mail Location
Professor Kenneth Staelgraeve 586.226.4991 East Campus

Program Description:

The Fire Science program is designed to impart the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to be successful in and to increase the professionalization of the fire protection field. This program develops technical competency and prepares the student for managerial and leadership positions in municipal, industrial, and business areas of fire protection, suppression, and prevention.

Program Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

1. Explain currently used fire suppression technology and its impact on the fire service mission.

2. Analyze a fire department budget.

3. Locate specific applicable standards and regulations, including those issued by the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA), as well as federal, state, and local laws as they apply to specific areas of the fire service

4. Identify construction types and structural components used in the built environment

5. Evaluate the impact of fire behavior, smoke and heat removal, and fire suppression techniques upon a specific construction type as it relates to fire resistance, safe occupant removal, fire fighter safety, and building collapse.

6. Demonstrate competence in the assessment of a trauma and medical patient.

7. Demonstrate competence in the management of a trauma and medical patient.

8. Explain the National Incident Management System and the role of the All Hazard Approach in emergency response planning based on the criteria provided by the Department of Homeland Security.

Requirements & Specific Information:

A student may be awarded credit if they have a current license as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (issued by the Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services-Division of Emergency Medical Services). Credit may be awarded for Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, Fire Officer III, as well as certain National Fire Academy program(s).

Career Opportunities:

Transfer Pathways:

Students intending to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree need to make early decisions concerning an academic major and a transfer destination. Statistics show that students who make these decisions early are more likely to persist to graduation than their undecided counterparts. Students planning to transfer credits earned at Macomb are strongly urged to see a counselor or academic advisor as early as possible in their college careers.


    Associate of Applied ScienceCertificate