Fire Science Technology (Diploma)
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: FST2
- Award Level: Diploma
- Location: Griffin Campus and 100% Online
- Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
- Minimum Length of Program: 5 Terms
- Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 55
- 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 1010||Fundamentals of English I||3|
|MATH 1012||Foundations of Mathematics||3|
|Choose one of the following|
|PSYC 1010||Basic Psychology OR||3|
|EMPL 1000||Interpersonal Relations and Prof Development||(2)|
|Choose One: (Required)|
|COLL 1500||College Success and Career Exploration OR||3|
|COMP 1000||Introduction to Computers|
|FRSC 1100||Introduction to the Fire Service||3|
|FRSC 1110||Fire Administration - Supervision and Leadership||3|
|FRSC 1121||Firefighting Strategy and Tactics||3|
|FRSC 1132||Fire Service Instructor||4|
|FRSC 1141||Hazardous Materials Operations||4|
|FRSC 1151||Fire Prevention and Inspection||4|
|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.