• Program: Fire Protection
  • Course: Fire Behavior and Combustion
  • Course #: FRPT1170
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify physical properties of the three states of matter
Categorize the components of fire
Explain the physical and chemical properties of fire
Describe the process of burning
Define basic terms and concepts associated with the chemistry and dynamics of fire
Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of water as a fire suppression agent
Compare other methods and techniques of fire extinguishment
Articulate other suppression agents and strategies

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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