Fire Science Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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This program is designed to prepare individuals who have little or no experience with the firefighting profession for entry-level positions in the fire service industry. This program is also designed to allow experienced firefighters to receive awarded credits for knowledge gained through experience and training through the Fire Science Credit for Prior Learning Program, after which their learning can be expanded by successfully completing additional courses to complete the degree.

A plan for the entry into and completion of the fire science technology degree should be discussed with the Fire Science faculty advisors. This advising is needed to provide thorough information on the requirements of the degree program as well as to align the courses of the degree with the students’ academic and career goals.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

The Fire Science Technology AAS degree requires 70 credits for completion. Fifteen credits are in general education, 12 credits are in technical electives, and 43 credits are in required technical courses.

General Education Courses

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

 

 

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

(3)

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

or

 

 

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

(3)

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

or

 

 

COM 225

Introduction to Organizational Communication

(3)

MAT 107

Career Math or higher level math

3

POS 111

American Government: SS1

3

or

 

 

PSY 101

General Psychology I: SS3

(3)

 

 

15

Technical Courses

FST 102

Principles/Emergency Services

3

FST 103

Occupational Safety & Health for Fire

3

FST 104

Fire Protection Systems

3

FST 105

Building Construction for Fire Protection

3

FST 106

Fire Prevention

3

FST 107

Hazardous Materials Operations (Level I)

3

FST 201

Instructional Methodology (Fire Instructor I, II)

3

FST 202

Strategy & Tactics

3

FST 203

Fire Hydraulics & Water Supply

4

FST 204

Principles of Code Enforcement

3

FST 205

Fire Investigation I

3

FST 206

Fire Company Supervision & Leadership (Fire Officer I)

3

FST 250

Chemistry for Fire Protection

3

FST 259

Wildland Firefighting Strategy & Tactics

3

 

 

43

Total Credit Hours

70

Technical Elective Courses

Choose 12 hours from the following courses

EMS 115

First Responder

3

EMS 125

EMT Basic

8

FST 100

Firefighter I

9

FST 150

Introduction to Fire Prevention Education

3

FST 160

Candidate Physical Abilities Preparation

3

FST 207

Fire Fighting Strategy & Tactics II

3

FST 252

Fire Investigation II

3

FST 254

Hazardous Materials Technician Level

3

FST 257

Fire Department Administration

3

Other FST credits do count for Technical Elective courses.

Certificate

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at www.ppcc.edu/ge.

Basic Firefighter

EMS 125

EMT Basic

9

FST 100

Firefighter I

9

FST 107

Hazardous Material Operations (Level I)

3

Total Credit Hours

21