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Why study material you already know? With our Momentum option, you can focus on learning new competencies at your pace. We’ll work with you to apply your current knowledge and develop your personalized learning plan and course resources. Instead of attending classes, you’ll master new subject areas and move directly into the next without waiting for a new term to begin, with subject matter experts and a faculty mentor guiding you along the way.
Momentum programs are ideal if you’re highly motivated, have some expertise in your subject area, and can commit to 16-20 hours per week to your studies.
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COLL300 - Research, Analysis, and Writing
FSMT102 - Fire Behavior and Combustion
FSMT188 - Fire Prevention
FSMT201 - Fire Protection Systems
FSMT210 - Fundamentals of Fire Protection
EDMG220 - Emergency Planning
EDMG230 - Emergency and Disaster Incident Command
FSMT287 - Fire Protection in Building Construction
FSMT289 - Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply
FSMT320 - Fire Protection Structure and System Design
FSMT321 - Community Fire Mitigation and Protection
FSMT321A - The Community Role in Risk Reduction
Explain the role of the community in risk reduction, fire/community relations, community outreach, volunteerism, and fire strategic planning.
FSMT321B - Fire Investigation, Fire Prevention, and Planning
Outline the historical and social influences on the fire investigation process, fire prevention research, and the master planning process.
FSMT321C - Fire Prevention Strategy Influences
Describe the economic, governmental, and departmental influences on fire prevention and their strategies for fire prevention.
EDMG330 - Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials
FSMT340 - Incendiary Fire Analysis and Investigation
FSMT362 - Fire Administration and Finance
FSMT362A - Fire Department Management
Define the elements of effective departmental organization including the training and skills necessary for management of a department and to support the certification process.
FSMT362B - Budget Planning and Risk Reduction
Identify the roles of the community and fire personnel in the budget planning process and in addressing risk reduction.
FSMT362C - Fire Management Trends
Explain the concept of change and the importance of communications technology, fire service networks, and the internet for conducting problem-solving analysis and understanding and managing trends.
FSMT405 - Fire Safety and Risk Regulation
FSMT405A - Fire Safety Officer
Outline the role of a safety officer, how the origins of the job influence its current operation within fire departments, and the functional need for a safety officer in the fire service.
FSMT405B - Safety Issues and Readiness
Explain the safety issues, safety readiness, and importance of including safety in training and education programs of a fire department.
FSMT405C - Fire Service Safety Investigations
Identify the need for an investigation of a fire service death or injury and determine a plan for sharing lessons learned from the investigation.
FSMT410 - Fire Regulation, Policy, and Law
HRMT407 - Human Resource Management
HRMT407A - Compensation and Benefits
Develop a comprehensive compensation and benefits program for an organization.
HRMT407B - Retention Program
Compare and contrast various appraisal methods and employee rating scales to develop an effective retention program.
HRMT407C - Successful HR Program
Utilize external factors such as collective bargaining procedures, safety in the workplace, and global recruiting strategies, to create a successful human resource program for an organization.
PSYC431 - Psychology of Disaster
FSMT475 - Applications of Fire Research