Fire Science & Safety

Program Description

Catalog Year: 2019

The associate of applied science degree in fire science and safety offers more indepth study of the field and prepares students as a highly specialized and thoroughly schooled fire science and safety technician. Students learn to conduct fire prevention inspections which require knowledge in life-safety methods of construction, fire protection systems and the most current fire, building, and life-safety codes.

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Program Requirements

Communications : AAS Communications

Take 2 courses from:
  • ENG-101 - English Composition I
  • ENG-102 - English Composition II
  • BUS-101 - Business Communications
  • BUS-142 - Report Writing

Math Or Science Requirement : Math or Science

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • ATY-100 - Astronomy
  • ATY-101 - Elementary Astronomy
  • BIO-101 - Nutrition for Contemporary Society
  • BIO-104 - Biotechnology and Society
  • BIO-105 - Survey of Environmental Biology
  • BIO-108 - Biology for Contemporary Society
  • BIO-110 - Principles of Biology
  • BIO-113 - Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • BIO-114 - Organismal Bio, Evolution, Ecology
  • BIO-115 - Environmental Biology
  • BIO-201 - Principles of Nutrition
  • BIO-234 - Special Topics in Biology
  • BIO-235 - Special Topics in Biology
  • BIO-236 - Special Topics in Biology
  • BIO-240 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIO-245 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO-246 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO-252 - Human Anatomy and Cadaver Dissection
  • BIO-265 - Microbiology
  • BUS-120 - Business Mathematics
  • CHM-101 - Preparatory Chemistry
  • CHM-112 - Elements of Chemistry: General
  • CHM-142 - General Chemistry I
  • CHM-143 - General Chemistry II
  • CHM-170 - Elementary Organic Chemistry
  • CHM-221 - Quantitative Analysis
  • CHM-234 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM-235 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CHM-290 - Special Topics in Chemistry
  • GEO-115 - Intro to Physical Geography
  • GLY-101 - Survey of Geology
  • GLY-105 - Environmental Geology
  • GLY-112 - Physical Geology
  • MTH-102 - General Education Statistics
  • MTH-104 - Liberal Arts Mathematics
  • MTH-107 - Technical Math I
  • MTH-109 - Technical Math II
  • MTH-110 - Math for Elementary Teaching I
  • MTH-112 - College Algebra
  • MTH-113 - Math for Elementary Teaching II
  • MTH-114 - Trigonometry
  • MTH-120 - Statistics I
  • MTH-123 - Computer Science for Engineers
  • MTH-125 - Finite Math for Business & Managmt
  • MTH-126 - Calculus for Business/Social Science
  • PHY-101 - General Physics
  • PHY-102 - General Physics
  • APS-111 - Applied Physical Science
  • APS-101 - Earth Science

Liberal Education Requirement : Liberal Education

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • ART-115 - Art Appreciation
  • ART-130 - Art of Film
  • ART-151 - History of Art I
  • ART-152 - History of Art II
  • ART-154 - Survey of Non-Western Art
  • ART-155 - History of Photography
  • FRN-101 - Elementary French I
  • FRN-102 - Elementary French II
  • FRN-201 - Intermediate French I
  • FRN-202 - Intermediate French II
  • FRN-211 - Conversational French I
  • FRN-212 - Conversational French II
  • FRN-261 - French Conversation Composition
  • FRN-262 - Advanced French Composition Conv
  • GRM-101 - Elementary German I
  • GRM-102 - Elementary German II
  • GRM-201 - Intermediate German I
  • GRM-202 - Intermediate German II
  • GRM-211 - Conversational German I
  • GRM-212 - Conversational German II
  • GRM-261 - German Conversation Composition
  • GRM-262 - Advanced German Composition Conv
  • SPN-101 - Elementary Spanish I
  • SPN-102 - Elementary Spanish II
  • SPN-201 - Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPN-202 - Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPN-211 - Conversational Spanish I
  • SPN-212 - Conversational Spanish II
  • SPN-241 - Spanish for Teachers I
  • SPN-242 - Spanish for Teachers II
  • SPN-251 - Spanish for Spanish Speakers I
  • SPN-252 - Spanish for Spanish Speakers II
  • SPN-261 - Spanish Conversation Composition
  • SPN-262 - Advanced Spanish Composition Conv
  • SPN-281 - Topics in Spanish
  • CHN-101 - Elementary Chinese I
  • CHN-102 - Elementary Chinese II
  • CHN-201 - Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHN-202 - Intermediate Chinese II
  • JPN-101 - Elementary Japanese I
  • JPN-102 - Elementary Japanese II
  • JPN-202 - Intermediate Japanese II
  • ITN-101 - Elementary Italian I
  • ITN-102 - Elementary Italian II
  • ITN-201 - Intermediate Italian I
  • ITN-202 - Intermediate Italian II
  • HIN-101 - Elementary Hindi I
  • HIN-102 - Elementary Hindi II
  • RSN-101 - Elementary Russian
  • HIS-118 - Foundations of Civilization
  • HIS-160 - American Civilization
  • HUM-100 - Topics in Humanities
  • HUM-101 - Introduction to Western Humanities I
  • HUM-102 - Introduction to Western Humanities II
  • HUM-103 - Intro to Non-Western Humanities
  • HUM-104 - Classic Theatre-The Humanities in Dr
  • HUM-107 - Global Perspectives on World Civ.
  • HUM-110 - Introduction to Philosophy
  • HUM-112 - Western Philosophy I
  • HUM-113 - Western Philosophy II
  • HUM-115 - Critical Reasoning
  • HUM-116 - Logic
  • HUM-117 - Social & Political Philosophy
  • HUM-118 - Philosophy of Science
  • HUM-124 - Culture and Science in the West
  • HUM-170 - Introduction to Asian Philosophies
  • HUM-202 - Philosophy of Religion
  • HUM-203 - Comparative Religions
  • HUM-204 - Introduction to Religious Studies
  • HUM-205 - Introduction to Mythology
  • HUM-208 - Life & Work in the 21st Century
  • HUM-216 - Ethics
  • HUM-217 - Aesthetics
  • HUM-219 - Honors Seminar in Humanities
  • HUM-224 - Cultural History of Pacific Asia
  • HUM-231 - Contemporary Moral Issues
  • HUM-297 - Independent Study in Humanities
  • INS-280 - Non-Traditional Language I
  • INS-281 - Non-Traditional Language II
  • LIT-201 - Introduction to Literature:Fiction
  • LIT-202 - Introduction to Literature:Drama
  • LIT-203 - Introduction to Literature:Poetry
  • LIT-205 - Introduction to Shakespeare
  • LIT-210 - Multicultural American Literature
  • LIT-211 - Introduction to Literature by Women
  • LIT-220 - LGBTQ Literature
  • LIT-223 - International Literature
  • LIT-225 - Children's Literature
  • LIT-229 - Novel and Film
  • LIT-230 - Masterpieces of World Lit
  • LIT-232 - Topics in Literature
  • LIT-235 - Bible as Literature
  • LIT-241 - Great Books Seminar I
  • LIT-242 - Great Books Seminar II
  • LIT-243 - Great Books Seminar III
  • LIT-244 - Great Books Seminar IV
  • LIT-245 - Great Books Seminar V
  • MUS-104 - Musics of the World
  • MUS-105 - Music Appreciation
  • MUS-106 - Music Literature From 1400 to 1750
  • MUS-107 - Music Liter. From 1750 to Present
  • CMS-106 - Introduction to Film Appreciation
  • CMS-120 - Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • THE-100 - Theatre Appreciation
  • THE-122 - Intro-Theater History & Literature
  • THE-124 - American Drama

Fire Science & Safety Required Courses : FSS AAS Req Crs

Take:
  • FSS-101 - Principles of Emergency Services
  • FSS-102 - Fire Prevention Principles I
  • FSS-103 - Fire Suppression & Bldg Construction
  • FSS-201 - Fire Fighting Tactics & Strategy I
  • FSS-202 - Hazardous Materials
  • FSS-203 - Fire Service Hydraulics
  • FSS-204 - Fire Protection Systems
  • FSS-214 - Fire Service Instructor-Basic Level
  • FSS-220 - Legal Concerns in Emergency Services
  • MMT-101 - Principles of Management
  • MMT-102 - Organizational Behavior
  • PSY-100 - Intro to Psychology
  • CMS-101 - Fundamentals of Speech

Fire Science Elective Courses : FSS Elective

Take 6.00 credits from:
  • FSS-206 - Fire Serv Mgt I/Officer Role & Funct
  • FSS-207 - Fire Serv Mgt II/Commun & Gr Dynamic
  • FSS-215 - Emergency Med Technician-Basic
  • FSS-110 - Basic Operation Firefigher Module A
  • FSS-111 - Basic Operation Firefigher Module B
  • FSS-112 - Basic Operation Firefigher Module C
  • FSS-113 - Vehicle Operator/Rescue Awareness
  • FSS-224 - Fire Service Instructor - Level II

General Electives for FSS AAS : Gen Electives FSS

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • ART-120 - Darkroom Photography I
  • BIO-110 - Principles of Biology
  • BIO-240 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIO-245 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO-246 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BUS-113 - Business Law
  • BUS-140 - Business Statistics
  • CAD-101 - Introduction to Engineering Design
  • CHM-101 - Preparatory Chemistry
  • CIS-110 - Introduction to Computers
  • CRJ-101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJ-225 - Criminal Investigation
  • EMT-121 - Paramedic I
  • MMT-107 - Human Resource Management
  • PHR-102 - First Aid and Safety
  • POS-150 - Amer Government - National
  • POS-151 - Amer Govt State Local
  • PSC-105 - Public Safety Telecommunicator

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