Fire Science

Program Length:
4 Semesters
Fire Science
Program Level:
Associate of Science Degree

Fire Science Associate of Science

The Fire Science Associate of Science program prepares students for a career in fire prevention and protection. Graduates will be eligible for employment in entry-level positions including, but not limited to, firefighter, fire officer, fire investigator, and Emergency Medical Technician.

Required Courses - Major: Units
FSC111 Fire Protection Organization 3
FSC112 Fire Behavior & Combustion 3
FSC113 Fire Protection Equipment & Systems 3
FSC114 Building Construction for Fire Safety 3
FSC115 Hazardous Materials Response for Public Safety 3
HLH135* Emergency Medical Technician I 0-7
Plus 9 additional units selected from the following:
FSC50 Training Instructor IA - Cognitive Lesson Delivery 2.5
FSC51 Training Instructor IB - Psychomotor Lesson Delivery 2.5
FSC52 Fire Prevention I - Fire and Life Safety Inspections for the Company Officer 2.5
FSC53 Fire Prevention IB/Code Enforcement 2
FSC54 Fire Management I - Management/Supervision for the Company Officer 2.5
FSC59 Fire Investigation I 2
FSC62 Basic Wildland Firefighting 2
FSC65 Incident Command Systems (ICS) 300 1.5
FSC196 FSC-Occupational Work Experience Education 1-8
Total Major Units 24-31
Total Degree Units 60

*Current EMT I license can be substituted for this required course.

Fire Science - Program Requirements