Designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) to enter the Fire Service. Successful completion of the program also provides the student with an opportunity to obtain Arizona state certifications for Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations and Fire Fighter I and II along with National Wildfire Coordinating Group certificates for: S-130, S-190, L-180, I-CS-100, and IS-700.
What courses will I need to take?
What order will I take the classes in?
Two Year - Spring Start (4 Semesters, 15-17 Credits Each)
Two Year - Fall Start (4 Semesters, 15-16 Credits Each)
Four Year (7 Semesters, 7-12 Credits Each)
After completion of FSC 180, FSC 233, FSC 138 and EMS 131, eligible to begin testing process for hire.
After completion of FSC 180, FSC 233, FSC 138 and EMS 131, apply for Fire Science Intermediate Certificate.
Less than 15 Credits
- Explore track options
- Advising Milestone - Know degree or certificate requirements
During 15-30 Credits
- Create resume
- Advising Milestone - Explore careers related to their degree or certificate
During 30-45 Credits
- Revise the resume
- Explore Graduation requirements
- Advising Milestone - Know the requirements for degree completion
- Apply for Graduation
General Education Recommendations
Arts & Humanities:
- ENG 272 – Creative Writing: Nonfiction
- HUM 241 – Humanities I
- PHI 105 – Introduction to Ethics
Social & Behavioral Sciences:
- GEO 102 – Human Geography
- POS 101 – Introduction to Politics
- SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology
Physical & Biological Sciences:
- BIO 160 – Intro to Anatomy/Physiology
- CHM 130 – Fundamentals of Chemistry
- GLG 110 – Natural Disasters
These are recommendations from the Fire Science faculty. The entire list of General Education courses can be found on the AGEC document list.
What will I learn?
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Meet requirements to gain state certification, as outlined by the Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence, for Fire Fighter I and II, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Level.
- Meet National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Fire Fighter Type II requirements for red card certification after fire service employment and successful completion of Fire Fighter Pack Test. (elective based)
- Develop necessary operational skills to effectively respond to and perform at various emergency scenes.
- Develop necessary non-operational skills that support fire safety and protection activities.
How will my course placement affect my course sequence?
Tracks based on current degree minimum requirements for English and Math.
Work with an advisor to ensure completion of your pathway in a timely manner.