Fire Science Technology (Diploma)


Program Description: The Fire Science Technology diploma 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 diploma in Fire Science.

Length of Program: Six (6) Semesters

Locations offered:

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.

Gainful Employment: For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, and occupational information, please view the Datasheet

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

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

Age: N/A

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, Diploma

Credits Required for Graduation: 58 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

1st Term
Books: $854.10
Fees: $309.00
Tuition: $1,335.00
Total: $2,498.10

2nd Term
Books: $1,000.00
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $1,246.00
Total: $2,530.00

3rd Term
Books: $1,000.00
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $1,157.00
Total: $2,441.00

4th Term
Books: $750.00
Fees: $324.00
Tuition: $890.00
Total: $1,964.00

5th Term
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $356.00
Total: $640.00

Curriculum Credits

Curriculum Credits

1: Basic Skills Courses (8-9 hours)


ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
And one of the following (2-3 hours) 2
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev 2
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
And one of the following (3 hours) 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts 3
MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry 3

2: Institutional Credit (3 hours)


COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3: Occupational Courses (47 hours)


FRSC 2141 Incident Command 4
FRSC 2130 Fire Serv Building Construct 3
FRSC 2120 Fire Protection Systems 3
FRSC 2110 Fire Service Hydraulics 3
FRSC 2100 Fire Admin Management 3
FRSC 1161 Fire Service Safe&Loss Control 3
FRSC 1151 Fire Prevention & Inspection 4
FRSC 1141 Hazardous Materials Operations 4
FRSC 1132 Fire Service Instructor 4
FRSC 1121 Firefighting Strategy&Tactics 3
FRSC 1110 Fire Admin/Supervis&Leadership 3
FRSC 1100 Introduct to the Fire Service 3
COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy 3
FRSC 2170 Fire and Arson Investigation 4
and one of the following (3 hours) 6
FRSC 1115 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FRSC 1121 Firefighting Strategy&Tactics 3

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