Fire Command and Administration Department - Program Outcomes

Associate in Fire Command and Administration

Program Outcomes

Students will:

  • Utilize fire service leadership techniques to regulate personnel management, control discipline, train staff, perform strategic planning, organize fireground operations, and coordinate emergency or non- emergency activities.
  • Apply effective interpersonal communication, critical thinking and decision-making skills commensurate with a defined level of responsibility.
  • Utilize fire service management techniques in the development of policies, procedures and protocols, budgets, contract negotiations and information management in day-to-day operations.
  • Apply principles of strategy and tactics to managing fireground operations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to function independently and as part of an effective management team as appropriate in all situations.
  • Identify and utilize fire and emergency services health, safety and risk management principles.
  • Utilize the principles and practices involved with planning, preventing and managing terrorist and natural disasters.
  • Interpret ethical and legal issues that impact fire service.
  • Apply a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in fire service command and administrative duties.

Core Abilites Outcomes

  • Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking:
    Graduates will be able to question, search for answers and meaning, and develop ideas that lead to action.
  • Responsibility:
    Graduates will be able to respond by examining the relationship between self, community, and environments, evaluating potential impacts and consequences of actions, and making choices and contributions based on that examination and evaluation.
  • Information Competency:
    Graduates will be able to seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ information technology to engage in lifelong learning.
  • Effective Communication:
    Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods and tools.
  • Multiculturalism:
    Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures and experiences and the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to engage others with civility and empathy.

Fundamental Areas of Knowledge Outcomes

Communication:
Graduates identify, analyze, and evaluate rhetorical strategies in one's own and other's writing in order to communicate effectively.

Humanities:
Graduates acquire skills to critically interpret, analyze and evaluate forms of human expression, and create and perform as an expression of the human experience.

Social Sciences:
Graduates use social science research methods and/or theory in order to analyze and interpret social phenomena.

Natural Sciences:
Graduates use the scientific method to analyze natural phenomena and acquire skills to evaluate authenticity of data/information relative to the natural world.

Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning:
Graduates utilize mathematical, symbolic, logical, graphical, geometric, or statistical analysis for the interpretation and solution of problems in the natural world and human society.

Pierce College Coordinator

Robert Lord
Program Coordinator, HSEM & FCA
253-912-2211

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