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Minimum credits Required: 69

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The Fire Science program is designed to prepare students to enter the Fire Science profession by providing them with knowledge and skills which can be used to enter a wide variety of positions. The program allows students the option of selecting courses emphasizing emergency medical, fire suppression, or fire prevention.


General Education Requirements (25 credits)

*All AGEC coursework must be selected from the approved AGEC list.
Course Course Title Hours
Composition (6 credits)    
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
ENG 102 College Composition II 3
Mathematics (3 credits)    
MAT 140 or higher. College Mathematics 5
Arts/Humanities (6 credits)    
Two courses.   6
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)    
Two courses.   6
Physical/Biological Sciences (4 credits)    
Select one course from any of the following:
BIO 100 Biology Concepts 4
BIO 105 Environmental Biology 4
BIO 181 Unity of Life: Life of the Cell 4
CHM 130 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 5
PHY 111 College Physics I 4

Degree Core Requirements (35 credits)

Course Course Title Hours
EMS 131 Emergency Medical Technician 8
FSC 135 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3
FSC 136 Fire Apparatus & Hydraulics 4
FSC 138 Hazardous Materials/First Responder 3
FSC 180 Fire Fighter I & II 8
FSC 236 Firefighter Occupational Safety 3
FSC 238 Emergency Scene Management 3
FSC 239 Emergency Services Leadership and Management 3

Electives (9 credits)

Select at least nine credit hours from the following list.
Course Course Title Hours
BUS 206 Principles of Management 3
BUS 214 Legal, Ethical, & Regulatory Issues in Business 3
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Info Systems 3
EMS 211 Emergency Medical Technician Refresher 2
EMS 262 Certified Emergency Paramedic 47
FSC 233 Wildland Fire Suppression 4
FSC 234 Fire Investigation 3
FSC 235 Fire Protection Systems 3
FSC 241 Firefighter Safety & Building Construction 3



The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.

  • Fully meet the requirements to gain state approved certification as outlined by current Arizona State Fire Marshal.
  • Fully meet the requirements to gain the red card certification system used by the U.S. Forest Service.
  • Develop effective written communication skills consistent with the fire service and related professional environments.
  • Develop the ability to retrieve, evaluate, and use information appropriately by using library resources, information technology, analytical tools, and the scientific method to predict and control fire problems and advance knowledge of fire science.
  • Use knowledge of other cultures, politics, ethics, and human rights to positively impact the community, work place, and the physical environment around us.



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