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Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 60 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Associate in Applied Science Fire Science Technology program is for current employees as well as students who are interested in careers in the fire services, inspections, investigation, or fire protection engineering.  

Admission to the Program:
Students must complete basic skills placement testing before admission into this program. Students with no previous fire service are required to attend the internship session.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
FRSTK 110; ENGL 110; Health Elective; Mathematics

Spring Semester 1:
FRSTK 227 or FRSTK 228; COMM 110; Laboratory Science; Approved Fire Science; Approved Fire Science

Summer Semester 1:
FRSTK 201 or Approved Elective

Fall Semester 2:
FRSTK 114; FRSTK 230; PSY 110; Approved Fire Science; Approved Fire Science; FRSTK 190

Spring Semester 2:
FRSTK 250; Humanities; Approved Fire Science Electives; Approved Electives


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
MATHEMATICS *3 to 5
LABORATORY SCIENCE **4
HUMANITIES *3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
FRSTK 110INTRODUCTION TO FIRE SCIENCE 3
FRSTK 114FIREFIGHTING TACTICS AND STRATEGY 3
FRSTK 190LEGAL ISSUES IN THE FIRE SERVICE 3
FRSTK 201INTERNSHIP, FIRE SERVICE 3
or
APPROVED ELECTIVE 3
FRSTK 227CHEMISTRY OF FLAMMABLE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS 3
or
FRSTK 228CHEMISTRY OF EXPLOSIVE AND TOXIC MATERIALS 3
FRSTK 230FIRE SERVICE HYDRAULICS 3
FRSTK 250FIRE SERVICE MANAGEMENT I 3
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
APPROVED ELECTIVES 3 to 6
HEALTH ELECTIVE ****2 to 3
APPROVED FIRE SCIENCE ELECTIVES ***15

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** Approved Fire Science Electives: FRSTK 111, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 118, 132, 183, 211, 212, 214, 222, 225, 228, 229, 231, 232, 252, 253, 254, 255; EMS 114; EMT 120, 210, 211, 215, 220, 240, 255
*** PHYSC 110 recommended.
**** HLTH 120, 125, or EMT 110, 125.

For Program Information Contact:

Social Sciences and Public Services Department

ICC North Campus, (309) 690-7696