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Fire Science Technology (AS)

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Admission Program of Study Code FSCI

State CIP Code 1743020112


The Fire Science Technology Associate in Science degree program offers students a sequence of courses designed to provide relevant technical knowledge needed to prepare students for entry or advancement in the fire service or in a related fire protection field. A technical certificate, Fire Officer Supervisor (6455) (T.C.), is included as an option within this degree program. Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn the technical certificate while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue the certificate to develop or upgrade their skills. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

Career Opportunities
In addition to community fire departments, there are opportunities in government installations such as airports, as well as private fire-fighting companies. There is also a need for inspectors, investigators, forest rangers and smoke jumpers. In all cases, employment is based on high test scores and outstanding skills.

General Education

Select one course from each category; see the AS Degree General Education Requirements  section of catalog for specific course listings:

  • ____ ____ Communication Skills 3 Credit Hours

  • ____ ____ Humanities 3 Credit Hours

  • ____ ____ Mathematics 3 Credit Hours

  • ____ ____ Natural Sciences 3 Credit Hours

  • ____ ____ Social Sciences 3 Credit Hours

  • ____ ____ Additional General Education 3 Credit Hours

Total General Education Credits Required: 18

Total Core Credits Required: 30

Total Technical Elective Credits Required: 15

Total Program Credits Required: 60

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