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Fire Service Management

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Fire Service Management can be used by professional firefighters for promotional opportunities within the Fire Services. The program provides courses for experienced professional firefighters who desire to learn advanced fireground tactics and strategy, building construction, practical incident command, supervisory training of personnel, public administration, basic finance, and human resource management. Students can select from a variety of fire science electives to meet their professional goals. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Fire Service Management is also available.


Academic Plan Code: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2020 Fall
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

This program replaces: AAS/3064 Fire Service Professional

Admission criteria

Current employment as a firefighter and/or Firefighter I and II Certification and/or related experience as determined by the Program Director.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing3
FSC119Introduction Fire Service Ethics3
FSC167Fire Captain Academy6
FSC202Supervisory Training for Firefighters3
FSC204Firefighting Tactics and Strategy3
FSC208Firefighter Safety and Building Construction3
FSC214Human Resources Management in Fire Service3
FSC220Fire Officer5
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should select 3-9 credit hours from the following courses in consultation with a Program Director.
FSC+++++Any Fire Science Technology course(s)
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-28
General Education CoreCredits: 12-18
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
COM100is recommended.
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking 3 OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.0-3
MathematicsCredits: 3-6
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
MAT145College Mathematics with Review (5) OR
MAT146College Mathematics with Review (6) OR
Equivalent or higher level mathematics course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area.3-6
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences [SB] area.
SOC101is recommended.
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences [SG/SQ] area.
BIO100,or BIO160, or (CHM130 AND CHM130LL) is recommended.
  • Demonstrate management principles as they pertain to evaluation, supervision, discipline, delegation, and assignments. (FSC119, FSC167, FSC202, FSC214, FSC220, FSC+++++, (CRE), (COM), [HU], [SB])
  • Manage a variety of emergency incidents based on standard procedures. (FSC119, FSC167, FSC204, FSC220, FSC+++++, (CRE), (COM), [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Evaluate human resource practices including recruitment and selection, evaluation, compensation, supervision, and discipline of fire service personnel. (FSC119, FSC167, FSC214, FSC220, FSC+++++, (CRE), (COM), [HU], [SB])
  • Analyze the methods of providing for firefighter safety in a variety of incidents. (FSC119, FSC167, FSC208, FSC220, FSC+++++, (CRE), (COM), [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Demonstrate the critical thinking, mental, and emotional skills needed to manage emergency incidents. (ENG111, FSC119, FSC167, FSC202, FSC204, FSC208, FSC220, FSC+++++, (CRE), (COM), [FYC], [MA], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Practice industry accepted professional and ethical behavior related to fire service. (ENG111, FSC119, FSC167, FSC202, FSC214, FSC220, FSC+++++, (CRE), (COM), [FYC], [SB], [HU])
  • Collaborate effectively with members of a team to achieve goals. (ENG111, FSC119, FSC167, FSC202, FSC208, FSC220, FSC+++++, (CRE), (COM), [FYC], [HU], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Communicate efficiently and effectively with members of diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner. (ENG111, FSC119, FSC167, FSC220, FSC+++++, (CRE), (COM), [FYC], [HU], [SB])

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