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Fire Science Technology, A.S. Degree

Program Information

A.S. Degree - Code 2056 - Catalog 2017/2018

David McCallister, Assistant Chair, 386-506-4177, David.Mccallister@daytonastate.edu

Louie Mercer, Director, 386-506-4201, Louie.Mercer@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the Fire Science Technology program is to provide students the knowledge, skills, and practices necessary for a successful career in the fire service, emphasizing student success and embracing excellence and diversity.

Description:

This program is designed for students interested in the fire service, and for promotion purposes for students employed in the fire service. Students take a balance of general education and fire science courses covering fire service organization, strategy and tactics, fire codes, and alarm and extinguishing systems. As certain classes are completed, students may apply to take state certification exams which may lead to advancement within the fire service.

The Fire Science Technology degree program is certified through the Florida State Fire College.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Exhibit effective communication within the Fire Science profession 
  2. Demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with the expectations for the Fire Science profession
  3. Demonstrate safe practices within the Fire Science profession

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

General Education Courses

General Education Core - 19 Credits

Communication Core (6 credits)

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

Mathematics Core (3 credits)

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

OR

MAC1105College Algebra

3

Natural Sciences Core (4 credits)

BSC1005Survey of Biological Sciences (For Non-Science Majors)

3

BSC1005LSurvey of Biological Science (For Non-Science Majors) Lab

1

Social Sciences Core (3 credits)

PSY1012General Psychology

3

Humanities Core (3 credits)

Choose One Course

ARH1000Art Appreciation

3

HUM2020Introduction to Humanities

3

LIT2000Literature and Culture

3

MUL1010Music Appreciation

3

PHI2010Introduction of Philosophy

3

THE1000Theatre Appreciation

3

Note: Prior to enrollment in college-level English or math courses, some students may be advised to complete college preparatory/developmental course work. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Program Specific Courses

CGS2100Microcomputer Applications

3

FFP1510Construction Codes and Material Rating

3

FFP1520Fire Prevention Programs

3

FFP1799Time Management for Fire Service

1

FFP1810Firefighting Strategy and Tactics I

3

FFP2120Building Construction

3

FFP2540Private Fire Protection Systems

3

FFP2720Fire Department Leadership

3

FFP2740Fire Service Instructor

3

FFP2811Firefighting Strategy and Tactics II

3

FFP2949Cooperative Education Experience in Fire Science

1

Fire Science Elective

3

Fire Science Elective

3

Fire Science Elective

3

Fire Science Elective

3

Electives - Choose Four:

EMS1119CEmergency Medical Technician I and Lab

10

FFP1700Management of Municipal Fire Protection

3

FFP2111Fire Chemistry

3

FFP2401Hazardous Materials I

3

FFP2402Hazardous Materials II

3

FFP2521Blueprint Reading and Plans Evaluation

3

FFP2604Fire Detection and Investigation

3

FFP2706Public Information Officer

3

FFP2741Fire Service Course Design

3

FFP2770Ethical and Legal Issues for the Fire Service

3

FFP2801Introduction to Command

3

Sample Program of Study

Year 1

1st Semester

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

 

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

OR

MAC1105College Algebra

3

 

FFP1510Construction Codes and Material Rating

3

FFP1810Firefighting Strategy and Tactics I

3

FFP2811Firefighting Strategy and Tactics II

3

2nd Semester

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

PSY1012General Psychology

3

CGS2100Microcomputer Applications

3

FFP1520Fire Prevention Programs

3

FFP2120Building Construction

3

Year 2

1st Semester

Humanities Core

3

BSC1005Survey of Biological Sciences (For Non-Science Majors)

3

BSC1005LSurvey of Biological Science (For Non-Science Majors) Lab

1

FFP2720Fire Department Leadership

3

Fire Science Elective

3

Fire Science Elective

3

2nd Semester

FFP1799Time Management for Fire Service

1

FFP2540Private Fire Protection Systems

3

FFP2740Fire Service Instructor

3

FFP2949Cooperative Education Experience in Fire Science

1

Fire Science Elective

3

Fire Science Elective

3

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 60