Fire Science Technology (Degree)
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.
- 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
- 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.
|ENGL 1101||Composition and Rhetoric (Required)||3|
|FRSC 1100||Introduction to the Fire Service||3|
|FRSC 1110||Fire Administration - Supervision and Leadership||3|
|Natural Sciences/Mathematics elective - Choose one: (Required)||3|
|MATH 1111||College Algebra OR|
|MATH 1100*||Quantitative Skills and Reasoning OR|
|MATH 1101||Mathematical Modeling OR|
|MATH 1103||Quantitative Skills and Reasoning|
|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 1121||Firefighting Strategy and Tactics||3|
|FRSC 1132||Fire Service Instructor||4|
|Choose One: (Required)|
|COLL 1500||College Success and Career Exploration OR||3|
|COMP 1000||Introduction to Computers|
|FRSC 1141||Hazardous Materials Operations||4|
|FRSC 1151||Fire Prevention and Inspection||4|
|Social/Behavioral Science - Choose one: (Required)||3|
|ECON 1101, PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101, POLS 1101, OR HIST 2111|
|FRSC 1161||Fire Service Safety and Loss Control||3|
|FRSC 2100||Fire Administration Management||3|
|FRSC 2110||Fire Service Hydraulics||3|
|FRSC 2120||Fire Protection Systems||3|
|FRSC 2130||Fire Service Building Construction||3|
|FRSC 2141||Incident Command||4|
|FRSC 2170||Fire and Arson Investigation||4|
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.