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Fire Science

2017-18 Graduation Guide [PDF]

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Major Code: 430201
Courses for this Program

About the Program

The fire service is a highly dynamic profession that offers a variety of daily challenges to the professionals
who work within it. The primary mission of the RCC Fire Science program is to prepare
students for careers as firefighters. Students who complete the program will be prepared to meet
the unique demands of a rewarding profession. The program prides itself on delivering the highest
education available by following standards set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
and the Fire Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE). Fire Science program coursework is
accredited by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant
to the discipline. For a list of learning outcomes for this discipline or program, see

Entry Requirements

As part of their training program, students are required to take a placement test to determine skill
levels and readiness in math, reading and writing. Students must begin with the courses within
their skill levels as determined by placement test scores. In addition, students may also be required
to enroll in courses that would increase their employability and success. The Fire Science program
adviser will work with each student to design an individualized sequence of instruction.

Students must be at least 17 years old to apply to the EMT course. Students must be a high school
graduate or have a GED or equivalent for certification. In addition, students must meet the qualifications
outlined by the Oregon Health Authority – EMS. Students are required to submit verification
of certain immunizations and medical tests. Students will also be required to pass a drug screen
and a criminal background investigation prior to their mandatory clinical time.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college
registration policies and the Fire Science program coordinator’s approval. In order to ensure that
coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the
appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their
degrees. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these
courses indicates a student earned a “C” or better grade.

For more information contact the Fire Science program:

Grants Pass or Medford:  541-245-7965
Toll free in Oregon  800-411-6508, Ext. 7965
Web address:
TTY:  Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711