Fire Science (221-427-53)

Award: Certificate in Career Studies

Gainful Employment

Option: Fire Science Technology

Length: Twenty-nine (29) credit hours

Lead Faculty/Program Head: Mike Mavredes

Purpose: This program is designed to provide a broad-based knowledge of current and future advances in the Fire Science Technology field. Emerging technology in the fire and emergency service field requires that personnel keep abreast of the latest changes in specialized equipment and technology.

Occupational Objectives

This program leads to various careers such as:

  • firefighter
  • fire officer
  • fire protections specialist
  • fire/emergency instructor
  • fire or building inspector
  • fire investigator
  • rescue technician
  • emergency medical service
  • hazardous materials service
  • emergency manager
  • occupational safety and risk management
  • and related occupations

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the general admissions requirements established by the College.

Program Requirements

This program is designed to provide transferability to an AAS program where more in-depth knowledge in management is emphasized. Students who enter the Fire Science Technology program should interview with the program advisor prior to or during their first semester to appropriately plan their individual study in the Fire Science Technology program. Although there are no physical requirements such as height, weight, eyesight, and physical dexterity to enter the program, the student should understand that there may likely be some requirements such as these to be eligible for employment in the fire/rescue service agencies.

Course Schedule

Fire Science 221-427-53


SDV 100 College Success Skills 1

ITE 115 Intro. Computer Applications and Concepts  3

FST 100 Principles of Emergency Services 3

FST 105 Fire Suppression Operations 3

FST 110          Fire Behavior and Combustion 3

EMT 109         CPR for Healthcare Providers 1

14 Credits



FST 115 Fire Prevention 3

FST 121          Prin. Fire & Emergency Safety/Surv.                         3

FST 220          Building Construction for Fire Protection 3

FST 235          Strategy and Tactics 3

ENG 111         College Composition I  3                                                                                                                           15 Credits

Total Minimum Credits 29

*Students will receive credit for FST 100, FST 105, & FST 110 if you can provide your ProBoard Certificate for Fire Fighter I & II.

*Students will receive credit for EMT 109 for American Heart Healthcare Provider certification.