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Fire Science Tech. Degree (FST)

Applied Science Degree

This curriculum educates students who seek a career as a firefighter and/or fire administrator. It serves students with no previous experience; those who may be presently employed; those seeking advancement in the fire service; or wanting to transfer to four-year college/university to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration. Students will learn about fire behavior characteristics, how to properly handle hazardous materials incidents, the extinguishment of various types of fires, proper instruction and training of fellow firefighters, leading and managing of fire companies with knowledge in tactical and strategic considerations during emergency incidents, as well as managing various operational aspects and organizations within the fire department.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to explain the basic theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled.
  2. Students will be able to identify and analyze the components of building construction related to fire safety.
  3. Students will be able to explain basic responsibilities of company officers.
  4. Students will be able to explain the basic philosophy, organization, and operation of fire prevention programs.
  5. Student will be able to apply the theory and principles for the use of water in fire suppression activities.

Requirements

First Semester (15 Credits)

FIR 100Principles of Emergency Servic

3

FIR 112Fire Prevention

3

ENG 101Rhetoric I

3

MAT 100Occupational Math

3

General Ed Social Science

3

General Ed Social Science: PSY 101 recommended

Second Semester (15 Credits)

FIR 170Principles of Fire and Emergency Service

3

FIR 230Fire Protection Systems

3

General Ed Social Science

3

 

ENG 102Rhetoric II

3

Or

SPE 101Principles of Public Speaking

3

 

General Education Humanities

3

General Ed Social Science: SOC 100 recommended

Third Semester (15-16 Credits)

FIR 240Building Construction for Fire Protectio

3

General Education Science or Math

3-4

FIR Elective

3

FIR Elective

3

FIR Elective

3

Fourth Semester (15 Credits)

FIR 270Fire Behavior and Combustion

3

FIR Elective

3

FIR Elective

3

FIR Elective

3

FIR Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:60-61

Fir Electives (3 Credits Each)

FIR 132Tactics and Strategy I

3

FIR 145Instructor I

3

FIR 180Fire Investigation I

3

FIR 245Instructor II

3

FIR 250Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water

3

FIR 280Fire Investigation II

3

EMT 101Emergency Medical Technician

8