Fire Science

Fire Science Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Program Start: Fall, Spring, Summer
Enrollment Status: Full-time or part-time

The Fire Science program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is from the current catalog year, organized in the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student, and is subject to change.

Part-time students, visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

If you are a current student your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. View your Program Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and to search and register for classes.

Semester 1
CSC110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG105 Composition I -OR- 3
COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace 3
FIR130 Fire Prevention 3
FIR213 Principles of Emergency Services 3
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3
MAT156 Statistics -OR- 3
MAT772 Applied Math 3

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Total Credits 15
Semester 2
CHM122 Introduction to General Chemistry 4
FIR124 Building Construction 3
FIR127 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FIR149 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3
Fire Science Electives 3

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Total Credits 16
Semester 3 – Summer
FIR139 Fire Fighter I 4
FIR180 Hazardous Materials Chemistry 3

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Total Credits 7
Semester 4
FIR235 Fire Investigation I 3
FIR400 Emergency Safety and Survival 3
PSY102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- 3
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3
Fire Science Electives 6

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Total Credits 15
Semester 5
CRJ285 Physical Conditioning for Public Services 2
POL111 American National Government 3
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
Fire Science Electives 6

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Total Credits 14
Fire Science Electives
EMS114 Emergency Medical Responder 2
EMS201 Emergency Medical Technician 7
FIR145 Fire Strategies and Tactics 3
FIR200 Occupational Safety/Health in Emergency Services 3
FIR214 Legal Aspects of the Emergency Services 3
FIR236 Fire Investigation II 3
FIR300 Principles of Fire and EMS Administration 3

Program Contacts

Program Coordinator/Advisor

John Cockrell
Health Education and Services Center 217C
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Bryan Renfro
Black Hawk Hall 180
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