Certificate Program

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Fire Investigation Specialist

Credits required 27

Dean

Peter Schuyler

Program contact

Stephen Rivard, Coordinator of Fire Science Technology, ext. 3789

Program Goals Statement

This certificate program trains fire, police, and insurance industry personnel in the latest fire investigation practices. It prepares students to determine the origin and cause of fires as well as the legal aspects of prosecuting an arson case.

Program Information

Graduates have joined fire departments and insurance companies as fire investigators and fire inspectors.

Courses transfer to the Fire Science Technology degree program.

After completing this certificate program, a student is qualified for assignment to the Fire Prevention Bureau.

Degree Requirements

Program Courses

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CRJ 221Juvenile Offenders

3 credits

CRJ 256Criminal Investigation

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

FIR 150Fire Investigation

3 credits

FIR 159Building Construction

3 credits

FIR 254Report Writing

3 credits

FIR 255Related Fire Codes and Ordinances

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:27

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

FIR 150Fire Investigation

3 credits

FIR 159Building Construction

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CRJ 251Criminology

3 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

FIR 255Related Fire Codes and Ordinances

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

CRJ 221Juvenile Offenders

3 credits

FIR 254Report Writing

3 credits

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