Fire Science


Associate of Applied Science degree

 

  The Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science is designed to prepare the student with advanced knowledge and skills necessary for fire service employment or career advancement within paid or volunteer firefighter services. The general education requirements are designed to encourage students to develop critical and creative thinking, computation and communication skills, lifelong learning skills, and technical skills used in the firefighter services.

    For the completion of the Fire Science AAS degree, a student will select a combination of course offerings listed under the wildland and/or structure firefighter program electives. These courses are designed to prepare the student for advanced placement in firefighter services. To be successful in the paid or volunteer firefighter services, a person must demonstrate the following professional attributes: dependable, detail-oriented, safety conscious, initiative, and adaptable/flexible. The ability to work in a team environment is critical as well as displaying tolerance for stress and concern for others.


Credential

The credential in Fire Science is designed to prepare the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level fire service employment or career advancement within paid or volunteer firefighter services. After coursework is completed in this credential, the student will be qualified to obtain the recognized fire certifications required for employment as an entry-level structure or wildland firefighter. To be successful in the paid or volunteer firefighter services, a person must demonstrate the following professional attributes: dependable, detail-oriented, safety conscious, initiative, and adaptable/flexible. The ability to work in a team environment is critical as well as displaying tolerance for stress and concern for others.

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