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Course Description:

Study the combustion process, with an emphasis on fire chemistry, oxidizers, reducing agents, temperature criteria and molecular chain reactions. Historical and current theories of combustion are studied. Activities address heat transfer, fuel configuration and geometry, thermal columns, ventilation, theoretical considerations of flashover, research concerning fire spread, computer models and modeling as a means to understand fire phenomena.

Prerequisite: students should have some academic or practical background in chemistry, physics, algebra and hazardous materials, advanced fire training and experience.

Recommended: previous study in Fire Protection Structures and Systems, College Writing or equivalents.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Upper Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) :

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