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2016-2017 Catalog 
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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.

Florida Firefighting Minimum Standards Certification 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: 15 Credit Hours

Courses must be selected from those listed in the General Education Program Guide  

  • 3 credits
  • 3 credits
  • Social Sciences - Any General Education Social Sciences course  - 3 credits
  • Humanities - Any General Education Humanities course   - 3 credits
  • Mathematics - Any General Education Mathematics course  - 3 credits

Elective Coursework: 6 Credit Hours

Credit hours in this section may be earned with any 1000-2000 college level courses.

Program Specific Coursework: 12 Credit Hours

  • FFP - Any FFP 1000  or higher FFP course
  • EMS - Any Courses with EMS Prefix
  • CGS - Any Courses with CGS Prefix

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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