Associate of Science Fire Science
The Associate of Science in Fire Science degree program builds a foundation of the essential skills needed to work in the fire industry. By incorporating a comprehensive curriculum of fire prevention and fire protection, the program of study takes a multi-professional approach to policy integration and academic preparation in specialized fire service equipment and apparatus applications. This degree meets the educational needs of both those who desire to become firefighters and those currently employed in the field who are 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).
Upon completion of the program, students should be able to do the following:
- Examine the impact of the history of Fire Service as it relates to current industry trends.
- Analyze effective fire prevention methods utilized in fire science organizations and the community.
- Apply effective fire protection practices and strategies to various scenarios.
- Evaluate the principles of fire chemistry, fire behavior, and safety practices in the fire service industry.
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|Graduates will successfully complete 60 semester hours outlined below
|General Education Requirements
Students may select electives from courses not used to meet other requirements. Each student is encouraged to speak with his or her Academic Advisor for more information
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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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