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.
Fire 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:
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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.
Students may select electives from courses not used to meet other requirements.
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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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