csu student, Brock Jester

Associate of Science Fire Science

The Associate of Science in Fire Science is a degree which will build a strong foundation of the essentials needed to work in the fire industry, while also allowing for a better understanding of rudimentary technical skills. By incorporating a comprehensive curriculum of fire prevention and fire protection, the Associate of Science in Fire Science degree takes a multi-professional approach to policy integration and academic preparation in specialized fire service equipment and apparatus applications. This degree will appeal to those students who desire to become firefighters, as well as those currently employed in the field looking to advance their knowledge base.

Feshe LogoFire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) recognized through the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy (NFA).

To achieve the objective of this program, the following learning outcomes have been established:

  1. Students will be able to discuss the impact of the history of Fire Service as it relates to current industry trends.
  2. Students will be able to analyze effective fire prevention methods utilized in fire science organizations and the community.
  3. Students will be able to apply effective fire protection practices and strategies to various scenarios.
  4. Students will be able to evaluate the principles of fire chemistry, fire behavior, and safety practices in the fire service industry.

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*Minnesota residents should see the General Education information which specifies requirements for that state. The additional General Education requirements for Minnesota residents will reduce the hours of electives required in this program. Students are encouraged to speak with their academic advisor.

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Massachusetts Civil Service Disclosure: Students and prospective students who reside in a city or county that uses Massachusetts Civil Service for promotion should contact the Civil Service to determine eligibility to sit for promotional exams. Civil Service is a merit system under which state and municipal employees of police and fire departments may be hired and promoted.

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