Fire Science Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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This program is designed to prepare individuals who have little or no experience with the firefighting profession for entry-level positions in the fire service industry. This program is also designed to allow experienced firefighters to receive awarded credits for knowledge gained through experience and training through the Fire Science Credit for Prior Learning Program, after which their learning can be expanded by successfully completing additional courses to complete the degree.

A plan for the entry into and completion of the fire science technology degree should be discussed with the Fire Science faculty advisors. This advising is needed to provide thorough information on the requirements of the degree program as well as to align the courses of the degree with the students’ academic and career goals.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

The Fire Science Technology AAS degree requires 67 credits for completion. Fifteen credits are in general education, 12 credits are in technical electives, and 40 credits are in required technical courses.

General Education Courses

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

 

 

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

(3)

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

or

 

 

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

(3)

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

or

 

 

COM 225

Introduction to Organizational Communication

(3)

MAT 107

Career Math or higher level math

3

POS 111

American Government: SS1

3

or

 

 

PSY 101

General Psychology I: SS3

(3)

 

 

15

Emphasis Areas

Fire Science Management

Other Course Requirements

EMP 101

Emergency Management

3

FST 105

Building Construction for Fire Protection

3

FST 106

Fire Prevention

3

FST 109

Occupational Safety & Health for Fire

3

FST 201

Instructional Methodology (Fire Instructor I, II)

3

FST 202

Firefighter Strategy & Tactics

3

FST 205

Fire Investigation I

3

FST 206

Fire Company Supervision & Leadership (Fire Officer I)

3

FST 251

Legal Aspects of Fire Service3

3

FST 255

Fire Service Management

3

FST 257

Fire Department Administration

3

Technical Electives from list below

12

 

 

45

Total Credit Hours

60

Fire Science Technology

Other Course Requirements

FST 102

Principles/Emergency Services

3

FST 103

Fire Behavior & Combustion

3

FST 105

Building Construction for Fire Protection

3

FST 106

Fire Prevention

3

FST 107

Hazardous Materials Operations (Level I)

3

FST 109

Occupational Safety & Health for Fire

3

FST 201

Instructional Methodology (Fire Instructor I, II)

3

FST 202

Firefighter Strategy & Tactics

3

FST 205

Fire Investigation I

3

FST 209

Fire Protection Systems

3

FST 259

Wildland Firefighting Strategy & Tactics

3

Technical Electives from list below

12

 

 

45

Total Credit Hours

60

Technical Elective Courses

FST 100

Firefighter I

9

FST 110

Job Placement & Assessment

3

FST 160

Candidate Physical Abilities Preparation

3

Other EMP, EMS, FST, FSW or PSM credits count for Technical Elective courses.

Certificate

Basic Firefighter

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FST 100

Firefighter I

9

FST 102

Principles/Emergency Services

3

FST 103

Fire Behavior & Combustion

3

FST 107

Hazardous Material Operations (Level I)

3

FST 110

Job Placement & Assessment

3

FST 160

Candidate Physical Abilities Test Prep

3

Total Credit Hours

24