2018-2019

Associate in Applied Science

Fire Science Technology

This Degree is for those students seeking positions as fire protection and prevention specialists, municipal public safety officers, arson investigators, industrial safety inspectors, or fire insurance and fire suppression system salespersons. This degree is also intended for those who seek advancement within their careers in the fire service.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of a fire and emergency services organization.
  • Ability to explain the physical and chemical properties of fire behavior, smoke movement, and fire progression within a respective building type.
  • Identify the safety factors associated with providing fire and emergency services.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of fire and emergency services management in the firehouse, during training, and at emergency incidents.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the resources utilized for fire suppression and emergency incident mitigation.

Note:

This degree may also be completed online. Students may take some or all of their courses online.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING: Students may be awarded academic credit for prior educational experiences. Please consult with the Program Coordinator for further information.

FS 207, Emergency Medical Technician, is recommended for students pursuing a career as a professional firefighter.


General Education(21 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (6 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
Mathematics (3 credits)
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
Social Science (3 credits)
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Diversity (3 credits)
SO 202 Cultural Anthropology 3
Humanities or History (3 credits)
PH 106 Introduction to Ethics 3

Major Requirements(21 credits)

Code Name Credits
FS 101 Principles of Emergency Services 3
FS 102 Fire Prevention 3
FS 106 Fire Protection Systems 3
FS 118 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FS 204 Building Construction for Fire Prevention 3
FS 210 Current Issues in Fire Science/Capstone Experience 3
FS 213 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety Survival 3

Electives(18 - 20 credits)

Code Name Credits
FS 103 Strategy and Tactics 3
FS 201 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Administration 3
FS 202 Hazardous Materials 3
FS 205 Fire Investigation 3
FS 206 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3
EMT 207 Emergency Medical Technician 8
Free Elective 3

Total Credits 60 - 62


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
FS 101 Principles of Emergency Services 3.0
FS 118 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3.0
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3.0
PH 106 Introduction to Ethics 3.0
Total 15.0
Second Semester Credits
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
FS 102 Fire Prevention 3.0
FS 204 Building Construction for Fire Prevention 3.0
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
Total 15.0
Third Semester Credits
FS 103 Strategy and Tactics 3.0
FS 106 Fire Protection Systems 3.0
FS 201 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Administration 3.0
FS 202 Hazardous Materials 3.0
SO 202 Cultural Anthropology 3.0
Total 15.0
Fourth Semester Credits
FS 205 Fire Investigation 3.0
FS 206 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3.0
FS 210 Current Issues in Fire Science/Capstone Experience 3.0
FS 213 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety Survival 3.0
Free Elective 3.0
Total 15.0