Beginning October 21, 2013, Jackson State Community College will offer its first online fire science course, Fire Prevention (FIRE 1130). This course is will focus on the fundamentals of the fire prevention field. After this initial course offering, Jackson State plans to offer a number of other fire science courses, including Building Construction for Fire Prevention, Principles of Emergency Services, Principles of Fire and Emergency, Fire Protection System and Fire Behavior and Combustion.
According to Dr. Tom Pigg, dean of Allied Health, These new classes are the only known college level courses currently being offered in West Tennessee, and, because of that, they represent a unique educational opportunity for West Tennessee fire safety professionals. These classes will offer fire fighters the chance to enhance their careers by completing college level coursework.