1670 | Fire Science Technology

Associate in Science (A.S.)

Description of Program:

The A.S. degree in Fire Science Technology provides you with educational classes that prepares you for employment as a fire inspector and investigator, fire science technician, fire officer, fire safety inspector, or firefighter. If you have been previously or are currently employed in these occupations, it can provide supplemental training for you. This program meets both the state of Florida and FESHE degree models.

Length: Two (2) years (60 credit hours)


PREFIX NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS

FIRST YEAR
First Term
* ENC 1101 Freshman English 1 (G.E.) 3
  CGS 1100C Introduction to Microcomputers using Windows (G.E.) 3
  FFP 1505 Fire Prevention   3
  FFP 1540 Private Fire Protection I   3
  FFP 2810 Firefighting Tactics and Strategies I   3
SLS 1106 First Year Experience Seminar 1
        16
Second Term
  FFP 1301 Fire Hydraulics and Water Supply   3
  PSY 2012 General Psychology OR (G.E.) 3
     SYG 2000    General Sociology    
  FFP 2720 Company Officer Leadership OR   3
     FFP 2780    Fire Service Administration  
  FFP 2120 Building Construction for Fire Protection   3
**   Humanities Elective (G.E.) 3
        15
Summer Term
  SPC 2608 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (G.E.) 3
        3

SECOND YEAR
First Term
  FFP 2702 Principles of Emergency Services   3
 * MGF 1106 Liberal Arts Mathematics I OR (G.E.) 3
 *    MAC 1105    College Algebra    
  FFP 2612 Fire Behavior and Combustion   3
  FFP 2740 Fire Service Course Delivery   3
  FFP 2811 Firefighting Tactics and Strategies II   3
        15
Second Term
  FFP 2770 Ethical and Legal Issues in Firefighting   3
  FFP 2610 Fire Investigation: Origin and Cause   3
  FFP 2111 Fire Chemistry   3
**   Fire Science Elective   2
        11

Fire Science Electives:
  FFP 1302 Fire Apparatus and Equipment   3
  FFP 1824 Basic Incident Management   1
  FFP 1825 Intermediate Incident Management   1
  FFP 1832 Emergency Response to Terrorism   1
  FFP 2401 Hazardous Materials Emergency Operations   3
  FFP 2402 Hazardous Materials II   3
  FFP 2423 Hazardous Materials III   2
  FFP 2510 Related Fire Codes and Standards   3
  FFP 2521 Blueprint Reading and Plans Examination   3
  FFP 2541 Private Fire Protection II   3
  FFP 2604 Fire Investigation and Arson Detection   3
  FFP 2606 Post Blast Investigations   3
  FFP 2630 Latent Investigations   3
  FFP 2670 Legal Issues for Investigators   3
  FFP 2706 Public Information Officer   3
  FFP 2741 Fire Service Course Design   3
  MNA 2303 Introduction to Public Personnel Management   3

* It may be necessary to first enroll in a lower level English, math, or reading course depending on college placement test scores.
** It is your responsibility to meet with the department chair or counselor to select the proper course to fulfill this requirement.