2016-2017 Semester Catalog

Fire Science Technology (FS13) Associate of Applied Science Degree

(Not Accepting New Students Into Program)

Campus Availability:

  • Gordon County Campus

Program Description:

The Fire Science Associate of Applied Science Technical degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare fire service personnel at all levels to become better officers and leaders. The program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain and upgrade present knowledge and skills.

Entrance Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply.
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
  • Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the registrar.
  • Must be NPQ-I certified or certified at the Fire Fighter I level.
  • Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.
  • Conviction of a felony or gross misdemeanor may prohibit employment in field and may make a student ineligible to take licensing/certification exam(s) required for the profession. A background check and/or drug screen may be required by some agencies before a student attends a clinical practicum. For more information, contact the appropriate program advisor.

General Education Core (15 Credit Hours)

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

XXXX xxxxHumanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

XXXX xxxxSocial/Behavioral Sciences Elective

3

XXXX xxxxGeneral Education Core Elective

3

 

MATH 1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

3

OR

MATH 1101Mathematical Modeling

3

OR

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

Occupational Curriculum (47 Credit Hours)

COMP 1000Introduction to Computers

3

FRSC 1100Introduction to the Fire Service

3

FRSC 1110Fire Administration - Supervision and Leadership

3

FRSC 1121Firefighting Strategy and Tactics

3

FRSC 1132Fire Service Instructor

4

FRSC 1141Hazardous Materials Operations

4

FRSC 1151Fire Prevention & Inspection

4

FRSC 1161Fire Service Safety and Loss Control

3

FRSC 2100Fire Administration Management

3

FRSC 2110Fire Service Hydraulics

3

FRSC 2120Fire Protection Systems

3

FRSC 2130Fire Service Building Construction

3

FRSC 2141Incident Command

4

FRSC 2170Fire and Arson Investigation

4

Total Credit Hours: 62 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation