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Fire Service Professional

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Fire Service Professional program provides practical firefighting, hazardous materials, related operations, and fire service management emphasis in this program with history and theory used where necessary to assist professionals to cope with current challenges in the field. This curriculum is designed to (1) provide training for professional fire service personnel in order that they may most efficiently perform their duties, (2) prepare people for a career in Fire Service or a related field, and (3) provide people with a better understanding of fire and related hazards and challenges faced in providing public safety services. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.


Academic Plan Code: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2013 Fall
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
If pursuing Bachelor`s degree program, contact department advisor.

This program will be replaced by: AAS/3207 Fire Service Management

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
FSC105Hazardous Materials/First Responder3
FSC108Fundamentals of Fire Prevention3
FSC113Introduction to Fire Suppression3
FSC131Introduction to Urban Technical Rescue3
FSC202Supervisory Training for Firefighters3
FSC204Firefighting Tactics and Strategy3
FSC208Firefighter Safety and Building Construction3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should select 18 credit hours from the following courses in consultation with a Department Advisor.
ACC111Accounting Principles I (3) AND
ACC112Accounting Principles II (3) AND
ACC212Managerial Accounting (3)9
ACC230Uses of Accounting Information I (3) AND
ACC240Uses of Accounting Information II (3)6
EMT/FSC104Emergency Medical Technology9
EMT/FSC238Vehicular Extrication and Patient Stabilization2
FSC101Introduction to Fire Service Selection3
FSC102Fire Department Operations11
FSC106Introduction to Fire Protection3
FSC114Hazardous Materials First on the Scene/Awareness Level0.5
FSC117Fire Apparatus3
FSC118Fire Hydraulics3
FSC130Fitness for Firefighters/CPAT1
FSC134Fitness and Conditioning/Firefighters3
FSC152Engine Company Officer1
FSC205Command Strategies for Major Emergencies3
FSC209Fire Investigation I3
FSC214Human Resource Management in Fire Service3
FSC221Ladder Company Officer1
GBS206Business Law (UCC)3
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 25
General Education CoreCredits: 15
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
Any approved general education courses in the First Year Composition area.
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication
Critical ReadingCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Critical Reading area.
MathematicsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Mathematics area.
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.
Recommend SOC101 OR SOC140.
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area.
Recommend BIO101 OR CHM130 AND CHM130LL OR PHY101.
  • Explain processes used in dealing with hazardous materials. (FSC105)
  • Recognize and identify the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials. (FSC105)
  • Describe the problems concerning fire prevention techniques, procedures, regulations, code enforcement, and occupancy survey. (FSC108)
  • Describe the characteristics and behavior of fire and extinguishing agents. (FSC113)
  • Describe fire suppression organization, basic fire fighting tactics, and public relations as affected by fire suppression. (FSC113)
  • Describe the methods of attacking, controlling, and extinguishing various types of fires. (FSC113)
  • Describe the techniques and evaluations required to mitigate various technical rescue situations. (FSC131)
  • Describe supervision techniques of fire personnel. (FSC202)
  • Describe the roles/responsibilities of the Incident Commander in managing various types of major emergencies. (FSC204)
  • Explain the methods of providing for firefighter safety and the reaction of various types of construction to fire and heat. (FSC208)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.