The Fire Science Technical Diploma is a 30 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

FIRE FIGHTING PRINCIPLES (10503142)

4.00

Emphasizes basic fire behavior, techniques used to control structural and related fire emergencies and life safety practices. Learners perform all practical evolutions necessary to control and extinguish fires and otherwise meet all requirements for Firefighter 1 certification with the state of Wisconsin.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • State of Wisconsin Fire Fighter I certification

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR FIRE PROTECTION (10503143)

3.00

Provides the components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • General Contractor's License
  • Building Inspector License

PRINCIPLES OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES SAFETY AND SURVIVAL (10503192)

3.00

Introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • State of Wisconsin Fire Officer II certification

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OPERATIONS (10503203)

1.00

Prepares the participant to perform the minimum hazardous material incident operations associated with firefighting functions. Meets operational level competencies referenced in the JPRs in NFPA 1001 - Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (10503152)

4.00

Examines characteristics relating to hazardous materials including problems of recognition and mitigation. Prepares learners for Hazardous Materials Operations and Technician levels.

ADVANCED FIREFIGHTER CONCEPTS (10503160)

2.00

Builds upon the foundation laid in Fire Fighting Principles as well as adds new concepts such as vehicle extrication, flammable liquids fire, technical rescue and incident command. This course will meet the requirements of NFPA 1001 for Firefighter 2 level.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • State of Wisconsin Fire Fighter II certification

TECHNICAL REPORTING (10801197)

3.00

Prepare and present written, oral and visual communication products, including instructions, proposals, informal and formal reports. Produce clear, usable communication by incorporating information design principles, arranging content to satisfy diverse audience needs and presenting visuals for various contexts. Designed as an advanced course to develop collaborative communication practices, information literacy skills and ethically responsible professional communication strategies.

NTC Assessments Offered:

MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS (10804123)

3.00

This course covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuity, apply math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, apply math concepts to the selling process and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.

NTC Assessments Offered:

EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER / EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - PART 1 (30531301)

2.00

Provides the student with the skills to perform patient assessment, stabilize/immobilize injuries and provide basic treatment of medical emergencies. Prerequisite: Current Healthcare Provider CPR.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - PART 2 (30531302)

3.00

Provides the student with the skills to perform patient assessment, stabilize/immobilize injuries and provide basic treatment of medical emergencies.

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

Have Questions?

If you have further questions regarding our Credit for Prior Learning options, please contact Student Records at studentrecords@ntc.edu or 715.803.1023.