May 26, 2018  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
    
College Catalog 2018-2019

FPT 159 Chemistry for Hazardous Materials

Credits: (3)
This course is a study of chemistry related to hazardous materials that may be encountered by emergency responders. This course explores recognition, identification, reactivity, and health effects of the materials identified in the United States Department of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook. Students are introduced to the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) of fire science, and the role the fire service plays in managing risks and hazards in a culture that depends heavily on the commerce and transport of hazardous materials. Coursework involves independent study as well as collaborative participation in discussions and projects. Prerequisite(s): MAT 084  or equivalent based on placement testing.