2020-2021 Catalog 
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Fire Science - AAS

The Fire Science degree program is an interdisciplinary program of study which prepares students for a broad range of employment opportunities including Firefighter, Hazardous Materials Technician, Fire Marshal/Inspector, Fire Investigator, and Fire Service Supervisor/Manager.

In addition to preparing students for employment, this degree program is appropriate for individuals already employed in the Public Safety field who are seeking skill upgrade and promotional opportunities, and individuals preparing to transfer to a four-year college/university. The Fire Science degree will allow students to declare a concentration in Suppression or Non-Suppression areas. This degree outline provides the list of core requirements and elective options.

Students interested in a transfer program in fire science should see an academic advisor for an educational plan.

Note: Students preparing for transfer must complete College Composition I & II.

Credit Hours Required: 61

AAS General Education Requirements (19 credits)

Note: 1 Select from two different prefixes


Program Requirements (42 credits)

Choose the Suppression or Non-Suppression Concentration

Suppression Concentration

Non-Suppression Concentration

Non-Suppression Electives: Select 24 credit hours

  • Select a minimum of 24 credit hours from Program Electives below.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Fire Science Degree program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Develop conditioning strategies, lifelong fitness, nutritional guidelines, and prepare for pre-employment agility tests. (FSC102)
  2. Explain issues related to fire prevention and the components and steps of inspection and enforcement. (FSC135)
  3. Operate and test fire protection and detection systems. (FSC235)
  4. Use basic terms and concepts associated with the chemistry and dynamics of fire. (FSC210)
  5. Determine factors and principles related to fire resistance, building codes and fire suppression issues. (FSC241)
  6. Describe the theory of fire behavior, phases of fire, types of fires, and methods of fire control. (FSC100, FSC105)
  7. Identify various hazardous materials and their potential dangers.  (FSC100, FSC104)