Associate of Applied Science in Fire and Emergency Services Technology
Although it is not required, it is highly recommended that students be members of a paid or volunteer fire department prior to or shortly after being admitted to the program.
Upon admission to the program, students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester for the purpose of reviewing their academic progress and planning future courses. It is particularly important for students to meet with their advisor whenever academic difficulties arise.
In order to progress within the Associate of Applied Science in Fire and Emergency Services Technology program, students must earn a satisfactory grade (C or higher or P) in all FIRE and EMT courses required for the degree.
- Satisfy the General University Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees.
- Complete the General Course Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees.
- Complete all FIRE and EMT courses with a minimum grade of C.
|FIRE A101||Principles of Emergency Services||3|
|FIRE A105||Fire Prevention||3|
|FIRE A121||Fire Behavior and Combustion||3|
|FIRE A206||Building Construction Issues Related to Fire Protection||3|
|FIRE A214||Fire Protection Systems||3|
|FIRE A221||Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival||3|
|MATH A105||Intermediate Algebra (or GER Quantitative Skills course) 1||3|
|Natural science course with lab 1||4|
|Social science course (PS, PSY or SOC) 1||3|
|Complete 12 credits from the following:||12|
|Emergency Medical Technician I|
|Emergency Medical Technician II|
|Emergency Medical Technician III|
|Strategy and Tactics of Fire Suppression|
|Principles of Fire and Emergency Service Administration|
|Fire Investigation I|
|Firefighter I, Series I|
|Firefighter I, Series II|
|Firefighter I, Series III|
|Firefighter I, Series IV|
|Wildland Fire Control I|
|Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services|
|Selected Topics in Fire and Emergency Services|
|Principles of Emergency Management|
|Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply|
|Hazardous Materials Chemistry|
|Legal Aspects of Emergency Services|
|Fire Department Organizational Theory and Behavior|
|Fire and Emergency Services Practicum 2|
|Complete an additional 11 credits with advisor approval or from the General Education Requirements (GER) course list.||11|
May be used to fulfill AAS General Course Requirements.
Placement in FIRE A295 requires departmental approval and will require various documentation which may include background checks, proof of immunizations, release forms, proof of insurance and others as dictated by individual sites.
A total of 60 credits is required for the degree.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with an Associate of Applied Science in Fire and Emergency Services Technology will be able to:
- Discuss the history, support organizations, resources, incident management, training and emergency operations and relate how each plays a role within emergency services.
- Define and use basic terms and concepts associated with the chemistry and dynamics of fire.
- Relate how fire prevention and fire inspections are connected.
- Demonstrate the importance of public education in relation to fire prevention.
- Identify the equipment and systems used in control and extinguishment of fire.
- Identify the types of building construction and their uniqueness under fire conditions and how these components are related to firefighter and life safety.
- Relate how the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives foster the need for cultural and behavioral change throughout the emergency services.