2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 09, 2023  
2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Fire Science Driver/Operator Certificate

The Fire Science Driver/Operator certificate is designed to prepare the student to become a driver/operator of fire service pumping apparatus and hydraulics as it relates to the fire service.

Credit Hours Required: 18

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Fire Science Driver/Operator Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe principles and characteristics of hydraulics and operate fire hydraulic pumps currently in use in the fire service.  (FSC 137)
  2. Operate and test fire protection and detection systems.  (FSC 235)
  3. Prescribe safety procedures for personnel operating in the fire ground. (FSC 236)
  4. Direct firefighting operations to achieve life safety, property conservation, and environmental protection. (FSC 238)
  5. Lead functions and processes as the emergency scene commander. (FSC 239)
  6. Determine factors and principles related to fire resistance, building codes and fire suppression issues. (FSC 241)