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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 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 Figher Fighter I/II 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.

Florida Fire Fighter I/II is strongly recommended, but not required to enroll in the Fire Science Technology, AS program. See catalog for more information on the certification.

Baccalaureate Degree Opportunity:

Florida SouthWestern State College also offers a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Public Safety Administration and a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Supervision and Management. Graduates of the AS degree program in Fire Science Technology may enroll in these degree programs and complete remaining courses to earn the baccalaureate degree. For more information, please contact the School of Business and Technology.

Admission Requirements:

The criteria for admission are available at www.fsw.edu/academics/programs/asfirescience. Please contact the School of Health Professions EMS Office at (239) 489-9392 if there are questions about the program or application process.

Fire Science Technology, AS Degree Program of Study

General Education Coursework: 16 Credit Hours

  • 3 credits
  • Social Sciences - Any General Education Social Science course 3 credits
  • Humanities - Writing Intensive 3 credits
  • Mathematics - Any General Education Mathematics course 3 credits
  • Natural Sciences with Laboratory 4 credits (CHM 2025 and CHM 2025L are recommended)

Elective Coursework: 14 Credit Hours

Any College level courses may be used to satisfy Elective Coursework.

Fire Science Technology Core Coursework: 30 Credit Hours

Total Degree Program, Fire Science Technology, AS: 60 Credit Hours

Information is available online at: www.fsw.edu/academics/ and on the School of Health Professions Home page at: www.fsw.edu/sohp

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