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Principles of Building Construction: Combustible





ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire science or general building construction. As of July 2014, this course is recommended for 1 semester hour in fire science at the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category. (7/14).


The course will provide an introduction to basic construction principles and to the special characteristics of wood and ordinary construction as they concern the fire service. The primary focus will be on improving firefighters’ abilities to ensure their safety by recognizing common causes and indicators of failure and other hazards related to wood and ordinary construction and its contents.

Course Length:

Time Limit for Course Completion is 60 days from the time of enrollment. All assessments must be submitted and graded within this time.



This online course is hosted by the University of Missouri Extension. In order to enroll in this course you will need to create an Extension Passport. Once you have created an Extension Passport you will have access to all courses provided by MU Extension. Click the Enroll Now button below for instructions on how to create your Extension Passport and enroll in this course.




This course is available for CEU Credit or for ACE Approved (college transfer credit). When enrolling for class you will be asked to select which type of credit you wish to receive from the course.

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