Program Outcomes and Assessment Methods

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Fire Science Program Outcomes and Assessment Methods


       
1. Be prepared to fulfill the role of an entry level Firefighter

Methods of Assessment:

a. Arkansas Fire Academy IFSAC Firefighter I and II certifications

b. 80% minimum first time pass rates with a grade of "C" or better

c. Employer Surveys



2. Be prepared to fulfill the role of a basic Emergency Medical Technician

Methods of Assessment:

a. Employer Surveys

3. Be prepared to fulfill the role of a Hazardous Materials First Responder at the Awareness and Operations Level

Methods of Assessment:

a. Arkansas Fire Academy IFSAC Hazardous Materials certifications at the Awareness and Operations Level

b. 80% minimum first time pass rates with a grade of "C" or better

c. Employer Surveys

4. Be accepted into a 4 year college/university if they apply to continue their education to the Baccalaureate level

Methods of assessment:

a. Students are accepted into a 4 year college/university that NWACC has Articulation Agreements, or any other regionally accredited college/university if they apply

b. Program Director survey of graduates

5. Be prepared to successfully compete for advancement above the rank of Firefighter

Method of Assessment:

a. Annual Fire Chief/Employer Survey