Fire Science Technology

Fire Service Professional - AAS

Fire Service Professional
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2013 Fall
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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.

Program 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.

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FSC105Hazardous Materials/First Responder 3
FSC108Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3
FSC113Introduction to Fire Suppression 3
FSC131Introduction to Urban Technical Rescue 3
FSC202Supervisory Training for Firefighters 3
FSC204Firefighting Tactics and Strategy 3
FSC208Firefighter Safety and Building Construction 3
Restricted Electives
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 Technology 9
EMT/FSC238Vehicular Extrication and Patient Stabilization 2
FSC101Introduction to Fire Service Selection 3
FSC102Fire Department Operations 11
FSC106Introduction to Fire Protection 3
FSC114Hazardous Materials First on the Scene/Awareness Level 0.5
FSC117Fire Apparatus 3
FSC118Fire Hydraulics 3
FSC130Fitness for Firefighters/CPAT 1
FSC134Fitness and Conditioning/Firefighters 3
FSC152Engine Company Officer 1
FSC205Command Strategies for Major Emergencies 3
FSC209Fire Investigation I 3
FSC214Human Resource Management in Fire Service 3
FSC221Ladder Company Officer 1
GBS206Business Law (UCC) 3
General Education
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.
  1. Explain processes used in dealing with hazardous materials. (FSC105)
  2. Recognize and identify the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials. (FSC105)
  3. Describe the problems concerning fire prevention techniques, procedures, regulations, code enforcement, and occupancy survey. (FSC108)
  4. Describe the characteristics and behavior of fire and extinguishing agents. (FSC113)
  5. Describe fire suppression organization, basic fire fighting tactics, and public relations as affected by fire suppression. (FSC113)
  6. Describe the methods of attacking, controlling, and extinguishing various types of fires. (FSC113)
  7. Describe the techniques and evaluations required to mitigate various technical rescue situations. (FSC131)
  8. Describe supervision techniques of fire personnel. (FSC202)
  9. Describe the roles/responsibilities of the Incident Commander in managing various types of major emergencies. (FSC204)
  10. Explain the methods of providing for firefighter safety and the reaction of various types of construction to fire and heat. (FSC208)
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