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Options to Earn Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for Prior Learning provides you the opportunity to earn college credit by demonstrating what you already know. The table below lists courses and possible options to receive credit at CLC within this program.

Fire Science Technology
Course Options
FST 111 Introduction to Fire Science
  • Credential Review
FST 119 Fire Apparatus Engineer
  • Credential Review
FST 173 Fire Instructor I
  • Credential Review
FST 174 Fire Instructor II
  • Credential Review
FST 177 Fire Prevention Principles I
  • Credential Review
FST 192 Hazardous Materials Fire Responder
  • Credential Review

Preapproved Courses for Credential Review

Course Title Course code Credits Awarded Accepted Certification Notes

Introduction for Fire Service

FST 111

3

Firefighter 2 or Basic Fire Operations

Individuals must present an original certificate as issued by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OFSM). Copies will not be accepted. This certification will not be accepted or applied toward Fire Basic Operations courses FST 130, FST 131, and FST 132.

Fire Apparatus Engineer

FST 119

3

Fire Apparatus Engineer

Individuals must present an original certificate as issued by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OFSM). Copies will not be accepted. A total of 9 credit hours of all certificates will be accepted toward the degree, excluding the Basic Firefighter Operations or Firefighter 2 certificate.

Fire Instructor 1

FST 173

3

Fire Instructor 1

Individuals must present an original certificate as issued by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OFSM). Copies will not be accepted. A total of 9 credit hours of all certificates will be accepted toward the degree, excluding the Basic Firefighter Operations or Firefighter 2 certificate.

Fire Instructor 2

FST 174

3

Fire Instructor 2

Individuals must present an original certificate as issued by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OFSM). Copies will not be accepted. A total of 9 credit hours of all certificates will be accepted toward the degree, excluding the Basic Firefighter Operations or Firefighter 2 certificate.

Fire Prevention Principles

FST 177

3

Fire Prevention 1

Individuals must present an original certificate as issued by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OFSM). Copies will not be accepted. A total of 9 credit hours of all certificates will be accepted toward the degree, excluding the Basic Firefighter Operations or Firefighter 2 certificate.

Hazardous Materials First Responder

FST 192

3

Hazardous Materials Operations

Individuals must present an original certificate as issued by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OFSM). Copies will not be accepted. A total of 9 credit hours of all certificates will be accepted toward the degree, excluding the Basic Firefighter Operations or Firefighter 2 certificate.