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Fire Science Program Outcomes & Assessment Methods


View the outcomes and assessment methods associated with the Fire Science  program at NWACC below. 

       
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