CSC Fire Science Technology (221-427-53)

Program: Fire Science Technology
Award: Career Studies Certificate
Plan Code: 221-427-53
Length: Twenty-nine (29) credit hours
Lead Faculty/Program Head:

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.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information: Please see www.pdc.edu/future-students/gainful-employment/ to access gainful employment information for this program.

Fire Science Technology (221-427-53)
Course Requirements and Sample Schedule
Fall Term
FST 100 Principles of Emergency Services 3
FST 105 Fire Suppression Operations 3
FST 111 Hazardous Materials Response 3
EMT 109 CPR for Healthcare Providers1 1
Total Semester Credits 10
Spring Term
EMS 111 Emergency Medical Technician 7**
EMS 120 Emergency Medical Technician Clinical 1
Total Semester Credits 8
Total Credits 18

* HLT 110 (2 credits) can substitute for EMT 109 (1 credit).
** Completion of both EMS 112 (4 credits) and EMS 113 (3 credits) can be substituted for EMS 111 (7 credits)