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Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Description: The Fire Science Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare fire service personnel at all levels to become better officers and leaders. The program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain and upgrade present knowledge and skills. Completion of the program of study leads to an AAS degree in Fire Science Technology.

Student Learning Outcomes:
•   Students will perform emergency decontamination procedures with 100% accuracy, given a conscious contaminated victim in a life threatening situation and proper tools.
•   Students will determine the cause and origin of residential fires with 100% accuracy, given specific illustrations.

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Thomasville, Tifton

Length of Program: Six (6) Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admission criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Fire Science Technology, A.A.S..

Credits Required for Graduation: 65 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.



Credit Hours

1. General Core Courses 15
  Area I: Language Arts/Communication 3
    Required Course(s):
    ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric  
  Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
  Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics 3
    Required Course(s):
     One Mathematics Course
  Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts 3
  And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor) 3
  General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.  
2. Institutional Credit (3 hours)
    COLL 1500 Student Success  
3. Occupational Courses (47 hours)
  COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
  FRSC 1100 Introduction to the Fire Service 3
  FRSC 1110 Fire Administration - Supervision & Leadership 3
  FRSC 1121 Fire Fighting Strategy & Tactics 3
  FRSC 1132 Fire Service Instructor 4
  FRSC 1141 Hazardous Materials Operations 4
  FRSC 1151 Fire Prevention & Inspection 4
  FRSC 1161 Fire Service Safety & Loss Control 3
  FRSC 2100 Fire Administration Management 3
  FRSC 2110 Fire Service Hydraulics 3
  FRSC 2120 Fire Protection Systems 3
  FRSC 2130 Fire Service Building Construction 3
  FRSC 2141 Incident Command 4
  FRSC 2170 Fire and Arson Investigation 4