Fire Science Technology - A.A.S. Degree

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This program is designed to serve the career and volunteer fire fighter, industrial fire protection personnel, fire protection specialist or the recent high school graduate who has an interest in fire service. The program will be offered primarily in the evening for part-time students. Upon completion of the program, students will have attained the skills and knowledge to perform their current duties more effectively and to prepare them for greater levels of responsibility within the fire service system.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Be prepared with a scientific understanding of fire hazards and their control with emphasis on effective operating procedures at fires and other emergencies.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to incorporate the theory and applications to become a credentialed professional in the fire service.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
COMS110 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
FRST101 Introduction to Fire Science 3
FRST103 Fire Prevention 3
Total Semester Credits
Spring - First Year
ENGL201 Effective Speaking 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
FRST104 Fire Administration 3
FRST105 Fire Protection Systems 3
FRST110 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
Total Semester Credits
Fall - Second Year
HUMN101 Survey of World Culture I 3
LSCI000 Science Gen Ed Requirement 3
FREE000 Free Elective* 3
FRST106 Fire Tactics and Strategy 3
FRST107 Fire Investigation 3
Total Semester Credits
Spring - Second Year
HUMN102 Survey of World Culture II 3
FRST202 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
FRST205 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3
FRST208 Hazardous Materials 3
FRST210 Occupational Health and Safety 3
Total Semester Credits

*General Education & Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College Catalog.

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.