Fire Science Technology (Degree)

Program Description

The Fire Science Associate of Applied Science degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare fire service personnel at all levels to become better officers and leaders. The program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain and upgrade present knowledge and skills. Completion of the program of study leads to an AAS degree in Fire Science.

Program Details

  • Major Code: FS13
  • Award Level: Associate of Applied Science Degree
  • Location: Griffin Campus and 100% Online
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 5 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 62

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirement


Public Safety Employment Awareness Statement
A criminal history will not hinder a student from receiving a certificate, diploma, or degree in a Public Safety program from Southern Crescent Technical College; however, a student with a criminal background may be denied employment in the public safety field.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

First Term
ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric (Required)3
FRSC 1100Introduction to the Fire Service3
FRSC 1110Fire Administration - Supervision and Leadership3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics elective - Choose one: (Required)3
MATH 1111College Algebra OR
MATH 1100*Quantitative Skills and Reasoning OR
MATH 1101Mathematical Modeling OR
MATH 1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
Second Term
Humanities/Fine Arts elective - Choose one: (Required)3
HUMN 1101, MUSC 1101, ARTS 1101, ENGL 2130, OR THEA 1101

General Core elective - Choose one: (Required)3
ENGL 1102, ENGL 1105, SPCH 1101, MUS 1101, ECON 1101,
PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101, BIOL 1111, CHEM 1211, PHYS 1110,
OR approved elective

FRSC 1121Firefighting Strategy and Tactics3
FRSC 1132Fire Service Instructor4
Third Term
Choose One: (Required)
COLL 1500College Success and Career Exploration OR3
COMP 1000Introduction to Computers

FRSC 1141Hazardous Materials Operations4
FRSC 1151Fire Prevention and Inspection4

Social/Behavioral Science - Choose one: (Required)3
ECON 1101, PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101, POLS 1101, OR HIST 2111
Fourth Term
FRSC 1161Fire Service Safety and Loss Control3
FRSC 2100Fire Administration Management3
FRSC 2110Fire Service Hydraulics3
FRSC 2120Fire Protection Systems3
Fifth Term
FRSC 2130Fire Service Building Construction3
FRSC 2141Incident Command4
FRSC 2170Fire and Arson Investigation4

Note: All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*Course will be accepted when transferred in from another institution with a grade of a C or better but may not be offered at this institution.

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Program Advisor:
Jeffrey Hill
Phone: 770-229-3060
Office: Mobile 8 Office 8B

Career and Academic Planning
Sharon Craft
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107