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Fire Science Technology

Associate of Science


The Associate of Science in Fire Science Technology program is designed for individuals interested in a career in the fire service field and provides experienced firefighters with the opportunity to enhance their job skills. This program not only builds a foundation of the necessary skills for employment but also provides advanced skills in areas such as new technologies, emergency scene operations, and leadership. This is a comprehensive degree program which broadens the students’ knowledge base and teaches “real world” skills in order for first responders to meet the demands of the public not only today but in the future.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Explain fire dynamics, prevention, and fire loss.
  • Examine strategies, tactics and theories used to safely and efficiently resolve emergencies.
  • Implement fire protection strategies and practices to realistic scenarios.
  • Develop leadership skills to safely lead emergency personnel during manmade and natural disasters.
  • Apply theories of prevention to develop a safe community.


Fire Science Technology Courses
    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • FST 101
    • Principles of Fire Protection
    • 3
    • FST 112
    • Fire Department Equipment & Systems
    • 3
    • FST 124
    • Building Construction
    • 3
    • FST 132
    • Health and Safety for First Responders
    • 3
    • FST 203
    • Arson Investigation
    • 3
    • FST 215
    • Fire-Ground Hydraulics
    • 3
    • FST 222
    • Psychology and Mental Health for the First Responder
    • 3
    • FST 242
    • Strategies & Tactics on Emergency Scene
    • 3

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