2016-2017 Semester Catalog

Fire Science Technology (FST2) Diploma

(Not Accepting New Students into Program)

Campus Availability:

  • Gordon County Campus

Program Description:

The Fire Science Diploma 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.

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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.

Basic Skills Courses (8 Credit Hours)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

 

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

OR

PSYC 1010Basic Psychology

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: 55 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation