Fire Science Technology

Associate in Science
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02845)

Provides training in the theory and practice of fire technology, the fire service, and the fire protection field. It is designed to enhance qualifications for entry into the fire service, for preparation for entry-level hiring examinations, and for current firefighters wishing to complete a degree in fire technology.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Upon completion of this program, the student will demonstrate proficiency in multi-faceted communication skills, assessment of the problem(s), interpretation of information and make judgments related to hazardous emergencies, medical emergencies, and fire (potential/actual) incidents.
  • Upon completion of this program, the student will demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of basic firefighter emergency responses as related to investigation and mitigation of the situation.
  • Upon completion of this program, the student will demonstrate proficiency in working collegially with a diverse population in stressful environments in the basic firefighter role.
Program Requirements
FS 10PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE FIRE SERVICE3
FS 101FIRE PROTECTION ORGANIZATION3
FS 102FIRE BEHAVIOR AND COMBUSTION3
FS 103FIRE PREVENTION TECHNOLOGY3
FS 104FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS3
FS 106BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR FIRE PROTECTION3
Select 17 units from electives17
Total Units35
Electives
AJ 30PENAL CODE 832-ARREST AND FIREARMS4
EMT 101
EMT 109
HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CPR
and EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER
4
or EMT 125 WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER
EMT 113EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN--BASIC5
EMT 113LEMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN LABORATORY -BASIC3
FS 12FIRE SERVICE HYDRAULICS3
FS 20FIRE APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT3
FS 30EMERGENCY SERVICES PHYSICAL FITNESS AND NUTRITION5.5
FS 32PRE-ACADEMY FIRE, POLICE, AND EMS FITNESS AND NUTRITION3
FS 33FIREFIGHTING, BASIC SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES3
FS 40FIRE SERVICE SKILLS1-1.5
FS 108FIRE FIGHTER SAFETY AND SURVIVAL3
FS 110HAZARDOUS MATERIALS3
FS 144BASIC WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING ACADEMY8
FS 146ADVANCED WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING ACADEMY3
FS 290FIRE SCIENCE COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE I2-4
or FS 291 FIRE SCIENCE COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE II
or FS 292 FIRE SCIENCE COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE III
or FS 293 FIRE SCIENCE COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IV

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.