Fire Science (AAS Degree)

 

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.
 

 

Degree Information

What courses will I need to take?

 

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What order will I take the classes in?

Two Year - Spring Start (4 Semesters, 15-17 Credits Each)

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Two Year - Fall Start (4 Semesters, 15-16 Credits Each)

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Four Year (7 Semesters, 7-12 Credits Each)

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Milestones


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

 

Last Semester

  • 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?

Placement testing requirements can vary, please select the courses that are most appropriate for your skill level. For additional information view the Course Placement page.

 

Tracks based on current degree minimum requirements for English and Math.
 

English/Reading

Track 1:

ENG 095
ENG 099 + RDG 099
ENG 101
ENG 102

Track 2:

ENG 095
RDG 099
ENG 101A (combines ENG 099 + ENG 101)
ENG 102

 

Math

Track 1:

MAT 088
MAT 091
MAT 097
MAT 142

Track 2:

MAT 088
MAT 091
MAT 140 (combines MAT 097 + MAT 142)


Work with an advisor to ensure completion of your pathway in a timely manner.