Fire Science (AAS Degree)

Degree Description

Designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) to enter the Fire Service. Successful completion of the program also provides the student with an opportunity to obtain Arizona state certifications for Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations and Fire Fighter I and II along with National Wildfire Coordinating Group certificates for: S-130, S-190, L-180, I-CS-100, and IS-700.

General Education Requirements: 19 credits

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.
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 with Algebra Review (5) or higher (3) 3
Arts/Humanities (3 credits)    
One course One course 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)    
One course  One course 3
Physical/Biological Sciences (4 credits)    
One course                                                   One course                                                                                                      4

Degree Core Requirements: 47 credits

Course Course Title Hours
EMS 131 Emergency Medical Technician 8
FSC 135 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3
FSC 136 Fire Apparatus and Hydraulics 4
FSC 138 Hazardous Materials/ First Responder 4
FSC 180 Fire Fighter I and II 8
FSC 236 Firefighter Occupational Safety 3
FSC 238 Emergency Scene Management 3
FSC 239 Emergency Services Leadership and Management 4
FSC 233 Wildland Fire Suppression 4
FSC 235 Fire Protection Systems 3
FSC 241 Firefighter Safety & Building Construction 3


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Meet requirements to gain state certification, as outlined by the Arizona Center for Fire Service
Excellence, for Fire Fighter I and II, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Level.
2. Meet National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Fire Fighter Type II requirements for red card
certification after fire service employment and successful completion of Fire Fighter Pack Test. (elective
3. Develop necessary operational skills to effectively respond to and perform at various emergency scenes.
4. Develop necessary non-operational skills that support fire safety and protection activities.