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2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Science Technology, AS

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The Associate in Science Degree in Fire Science Technology is designed to provide advanced educational opportunities for fire service personnel. Students gain both knowledge and experience useful to career advancement in the challenging field of fire service. The program is designed both for students who have completed Florida firefighting minimum standards training and those interested in expanding career opportunities in the field of fire science. Fire Science Technology courses are designed to fit into the work schedule of employed fire service personnel.

This program articulates into the Edison State College Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Administration. Students intending to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program are strongly encouraged to consult with the transferring institution regarding the choice of elective credit. For additional information on bachelor degree partnerships with Edison State College, contact (239) 489-9132.

For course schedules, including special course offerings and additional program information, go to or contact the program office at 239-489-9392.

Continuing Toward A Bachelor's Degree?

Students intending to continue toward a Bachelor's degree are encouraged to consult with their transfer school prior to choosing their Associate's Degree and/or elective coursework. Contact the Edison State College Law and Public Service Program office at (239) 489-9132, or go to for current information on Bachelor's degree partnerships with Edison State College.

Fire Science Career Opportunities:

Edison State offers courses that meet the following Florida fire certification requirements. For additional information, refer to the certificate section of the Edison State College Catalog -- Firefighter Minimum Standards Certificate -- or go to .

Firefighter I and II
Fire Officer I and II
Fire Safety Inspector I and II
Fire Instructor I and II
Fire Investigator I and II

General Education Core Requirements:

General Education Core Credit Hours: 15

Degree Core Credit Hours: 27

Career Core Electives Credit Hours: 12

Choose from any course under the following prefixes: FFP, EMS, CGS -- 12 credit(s)

Electives Credit Hours: 6

Electives may be chosen from any college level course to fulfill this requirement -- 6 credit(s)

Total Credit Hours: 60


* Courses specified as Humanities, Social Sciences, or Mathematics must be selected from courses listed under the Associate in Arts Degree General Education Program Guide, AA  in the College Catalog, under their respective categories.

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