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Career Certificate

Fire Science Operations

The Fire Science Career Certificate is a certificate that reflects the functioning of operational firefighting on the ground. The credits earned in this certificate may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Fire Science Technology.

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to: 

  • Explain the need for effective delegation of tasks in the fire services.
  • Describe the need for effective resource management in the fire service.
  • Explain the importance of ethical decision making in the fire service.
  • Explain the role of a company officer within the Incident Management System. 


General Education(12 credits)

Code Name Credits
Social Sciences, Humanities, and Diversity (6 credits)
Choose two (2) courses from the following categories  (6 credits)
Category 5 - Social Science 3
Category 6 - Humanities 3
Category 7 - History 3
Category 8 - Diversity 3
Communication (3 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3

Major Requirements(9 credits)

Code Name Credits
FS 101 Principles of Emergency Services 3
FS 103 Strategy and Tactics 3
FS 106 Fire Protection Systems 3

Fire Science Career Electives(6 credits)

Code Name Credits
Choose two (2) courses from Criminal Justice, Fire Science, or Homeland Security 6

Free Elective(3 credits)

Code Name Credits
Choose one (1) college level course 3

Total Credits 30