FSTE 109 - Fire Service Physical Fitness - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: This course will prepare students to meet the physical demands of the fire service through a variety of advanced health and wellness techniques, culminating in the completion of the C-PAT test in the allotted time.
FSTE 169 - Fire Prevention - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Fire Academy or Successful Completion of prior FSTE course with a grade of C or higher or Instructor Approval. This course provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include: history and philosophy of fire prevention; organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau; use and application of codes and standards; plans review; fire inspections; fire and life safety education; and fire investigation.
FSTE 170 - Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: Enrollment in MCC Fire Academy or instructor approval. This course provides instruction related to emergency response incidents involving hazardous materials. Course topics include the chemistry, recognition, identification, and reactivity of hazardous materials and the health hazards of encountered by emergency responders to incidents involving these materials. Upon successfully completion of this course, students will be eligible to test for Missouri Division of Fire Safety Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operation certification.
FSTE 172 - Firefighting Strategy and Tactics - 3.00 credits
Prerequisites: Prior FSTE course with a C or better or instructor approval. This course provides the principles of fire ground control through utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents.
FSTE 179 - Principles of Emergency Services - 4.00 credits
Prerequisite: Enrollment in MCC Fire Academy. This course provides an overview to fire protection and emergency services; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; culture and history of emergency services; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics; life safety initiatives. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to test for Missouri Division of Fire Safety Fire Fighter I certification.
FSTE 189 - Fire Fighter II - 4.00 credits
Prerequisites: FSTE 179. This course is designed to instruct the student in all phases of advanced fire fighting skills and techniques. The student will be eligible for state certification upon completion of the course and successful completion of the state certification exam.
FSTE 192 - Fire Protection Systems - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion of prior FSTE course with a grade of C or better or instructor approval. This course provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers.
FSTE 193 - Legal Aspects of the Fire Service - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion of prior FSTE course with a grade of C or better or instructor approval. This course will address the Federal, State, and local laws that regulate emergency services and include a review of national standards, regulations, and consensus standards.
FSTE 202 - Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Administration - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion of prior FSTE course with a grade of C or higher or instructor approval. This course introduces the student to the organization and management of a fire and emergency services department and the relationship of government agencies to the fire service. Emphasis is placed on fire and emergency service, ethics, and leadership from the perspective of the company officer.
FSTE 204 - Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: Enrollment in MCC Fire Academy. This course 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.
FSTE 205 - Fire Behavior and Combustion - 3.00 credits
Prerequisites: Prior FSTE course with a C or better or instructor approval. This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled.
FSTE 208 - Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services - 3.00 credits
Prerequisites: Prior FSTE course with a C or higher or instructor approval. This course introduces the basic concepts of occupational health and safety as it relates to emergency service organizations. Topics include risk and hazard evaluation and control procedures for emergency service organizations.
FSTE 209 - Building Construction and Fire Protection - 3.00 credits
Prerequisites: FSTE 179. This course provides the components of building construction that relate to fire and life safety. The focus of this course is on firefighter 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.