About this course
The Fire Science Program prepares graduates to function as entry-level fire service personnel and emergency service providers and provides a pathway to professional advancement within the fire department for career personnel currently employed as fire fighters. The curriculum is a partnership between Prince George’s Community College, the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department, and the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI).
Students will complete 18 credits of required state/nationallymandated Fire/EMS Department Career Recruit School courses, which are taught by MFRI at various locations within the state of Maryland and are restricted to employees and volunteers of the Fire/EMS Department. Credits for the MFRI courses will be transferred into the college based upon the recommendation of the American Council of Education (ACE) as published in the current edition of the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs.
- Minimum score of 450 or better on the paper-based TOEFL, 133 or better on the computer-based TOEFL, or 46 or better on the Internet-based TOEFL.