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Fire Science Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

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Purpose: The Fire Science program is designed to provide a broad-based knowledge of current and future advances in the fire and emergency services field.  It will prepare students to enter the exciting and rewarding field of fire protection as a volunteer or career member.  It will also prepare fire service personnel for promotional advancement opportunities in career departments or other related fields.  Additionally, these specific classes provide increased knowledge of many fire protection fundamentals that are critical in the development of community volunteer fire and rescue personnel.

Occupational Objectives: Personal development of volunteer or career fire service personnel for positions as a firefighter, fire officer, fire protection specialist, fire/emergency service instructor, fire or building inspector, fire/arson investigator, rescue technician, emergency medical service provider, hazardous materials technician, emergency manager, occupational safety and risk management, fire insurance appraiser, fire equipment sales representative or other related positions.

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the College, entry into the Management program requires proficiency in high school English and mathematics. All entering students will be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.

Program Requirements: The curriculum includes general education courses and fire science courses. Instruction includes both theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for success in the fire science field. The student is urged to consult with a counselor and his/her faculty advisor in planning a program. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree.


FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM:

Degree RequirementsCredits

Student DevelopmentSDV 100 or any approved SDV course1

EnglishENG 111, ENG 1124, or ENG 1156

MathematicsMTH 1203

Natural Sciences Any BIO, CHM, ENV, NAS, GOL, or PHY4

Health/Physical EducationAny HLT or PED course(s)12

HumanitiesAny course from ART, ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL or Foreign Language3

Social SciencesECO 120 or ECO 201, and any course from ECO2, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY or SOC 6

CommunicationCST 100 3

Major RequirementsFST 100, 110, 112, 115, 121, 205, 210, 215, 220, 235, 240, 24536

Other RequirementITE 11533

Total Minimum Credits67


Suggested Scheduling

First Year

Fall

SDV 1001

FST 100 3

ITE 115 3

ENG 1113

FST 110 3

Social Science3

Total Credits16

Spring

MTH 120 3

ENG 112 3

Humanities 3

FST 1123

FST 1153

FST 1213

Total Credits18

Second Year

Fall

Social Science3

PE/Health2

CST 1003

FST 2053

FST 2203

FST 2403

Total Credits17

Spring

Lab Science4

FST 210 3

FST 215 3

FST 235 3

FST 245 3

Total Credits16

1 Veterans may be awarded credit for military experience to meet this requirement.
2 ECO 120 and ECO 201-202 contain similar course content. Students should take either ECO 120 or ECO 201-202 unless they plan to take all three courses. Students may not receive credit for ECO 120 if they have already completed both ECO 201 and ECO 202.
3 Students who pass the Computer Competency Test must select another course from either ACC, BUS, ECO2, FIN, or MKT.
4 For students who plan to transfer English 112 is recommended.

Students graduating from this program will be required to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.