Sep 21, 2023
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 http://www.edison.edu/academics/firescience.php or contact the program office at 239-489-9392.
Fire Science Graduates Typically Earn:
An entry level worker can expect to earn $35,000 while experienced worker can expect to earn up to $56,000 annual salary.*
There are approximately 76 annual openings in Edison State’s service district.**
*Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved February 2009. Range may vary significantly depending upon experience and rank.
**2008-09 Regional Targeted Occupational List retrieved from Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation.
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 catalog*, or go to
www.fldfs.com/sfmbfst/Standard/firestan.htm for more information.
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 Requirements:
General Education Credit Hours: 15
Degree Core Requirements:
Degree Core Credit Hours: 27
Career Core Electives:
Choose from any course under the following prefixes: FFP, EMS,CGS: 12 Credits
General Core Electives:
Electives may be chosen from any category: 6 Credits
* Courses specified as Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics or Natural Sciences must be selected from courses listed under General Education in the College Catalog, under their respective categories.