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Fire Science Technology AS

Fire Science Technology Overview (AS 2195)

Type of Award

AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-publicsafety.aspx

Program Description

This degree program is designed for the current firefighter who wishes to advance in various fire service areas.

Course content includes tactics & strategies, fire prevention, fire investigation, company officer, and fire apparatus & equipment.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes

Admission Requirements

Other than the “Fire Inspector” classes which can be taken by civilian students, the technical proficiency needed for this program requires that the student be a certified firefighter or fire inspector before being accepted into any of the technical core or elective classes that make up this curriculum.

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length

The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years part-time.

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Fire Administration, (561) 868-3900

Career Path Notes

Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, visit: www.palmbeachstate.edu/Bachelors

In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities that allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

General Education (Credits: 18)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

POS1041Introduction to American Government (AA)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

Or

Any course from Mathematics - Area III

3 credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Any course from Natural Sciences - Area IV, Tier 1 & 2

3 credits

Required Courses (Credits: 27)

FFP1505Fire Prevention (AS)

3 Credits

FFP1540Private Fire Protection Systems (AS)

3 Credits

FFP2120Building Construction Fire Protection (AS)

3 Credits

FFP2612Fire Behavior and Combustion (AS)

3 Credits

FFP2720Company Officer and Leadership (AS)

3 Credits

FFP2206Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival (AS)

3 Credits

FFP1000Introduction to Fire Science (AS)

3 Credits

FFP2770Legal and Ethical Issues for the Fire Service (AS)

3 Credits

FFP1301Fire Hydraulics (AS)

3 Credits

Electives - Choose 15 credits

FFP2740Fire Service Course Delivery (AS)

3 Credits

FFP2810Firefighting Strategy and Tactics 1 (AS)

3 Credits

FFP2811Firefighting Strategy and Tactics 2 (AS)

3 Credits

FFP2741Fire Service Course Design (AS)

3 Credits

FFP2510Related Fire Codes and Standards (AS)

3 Credits

FFP2521Blueprint Reading and Plan Examination (AS)

3 Credits

EMS1158CEmergency Medical Technician (AS)

12 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 60

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 15)

FFP1000Introduction to Fire Science (AS)

3 Credits

FFP1301Fire Hydraulics (AS)

3 Credits

FFP2120Building Construction Fire Protection (AS)

3 Credits

FFP1540Private Fire Protection Systems (AS)

3 Credits

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 15)

FFP1505Fire Prevention (AS)

3 Credits

FFP2612Fire Behavior and Combustion (AS)

3 Credits

Electives

3 credits

Any course from Natural Sciences - Area IV, Tier 1 or 2

3 credits

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

Or

Any course from Mathematics - Area III

3 credits

Term One - Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 15)

FFP2720Company Officer and Leadership (AS)

3 Credits

FFP2770Legal and Ethical Issues for the Fire Service (AS)

3 Credits

Electives

6 credits

POS1041Introduction to American Government (AA)

3 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year Two) (Credits: 15)

FFP2206Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival (AS)

3 Credits

Electives

6 credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 60