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Leadership & Training

Associate in Applied Science

Leadership & Training

Associate in Applied Science

This Associate degree program in Fire Science Technology is designed to provide vocational and technical skills which will provide you with educational credentials for employment or promotional opportunities. Students graduating may enroll in the 3+1 BBA Fire Administration Degree Program. Students may choose two of the options, which will appear on their degree. Students wishing more could complete a second degree with minimum of 24 additional credits.

Leadership & Training: You will provide the command and educational functions for public or private entities. Responsibilities include all major functions at emergency scenes, training of personnel, safety and overall management of resources.

Leadership and Training Program Details
General Education Courses
Course Credits Course Title
ENG --- 3 Any Approved College Composition I Course AND
ENG --- 3 Any Approved College Composition II Course 
     OR
ENG --- (3) Any Approved College Composition I Course AND
ENG 113 (3) Technical Communication 
     
LW --- 1 Any 1 Credit LW Course AND
LWA --- 1 Any 1 Credit LWA Course 
     OR
LW --- (2) Any 2 Credit LW Course 
     OR
LW 223W (2) Wellness in Technical Trades 
     
POL --- 3/4 Any Approved American Government Requirement 
     
PSY 101W 3 Applied Psychology 
     OR
COM 112W (3) Fundamentals of Oral Communication 
     OR
COM 114W (3) Interpersonal Communication 
  14/15 Subtotal  
     
Fire Science Core Courses
Course Credits Course Title
FST 101W 3 Introduction to the Fire Service 
FST 102W 3 Fireground Tactics 
FST 103W 3 Building Construction 
FST 105W 3 Hazardous Materials/Emergency Responder 
FST 107W 3 Fire Protection Systems I 
     
FST 133W 3 Computer Aided Management Emergency Operations 
     OR
CST 133W (4) Computer Concepts & Competencies 
FST 219 3 Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply 
  21/22 Subtotal  
     
Leadership & Training
Course Credits Course Title
FST 104W 3 Arson Awareness 
     OR
FST 230 (3) Fire Safety Education 
     
FST 203W 3 Fireground Management 
     OR
MGT 245 (3) Principles of Management 
     
FST 204 3 Fire Service Instructional Methodology 
     
FST 206 4 Confined Space Management & Rescue 
     OR
FST 280W (4) Company Officer I/II 
     
FST 231 3 Fire Service Law 
--- --- 6 Approved Electives 
--- --- 5/6 General Electives 
  27/28 Subtotal  
     
Approved Electives
Course Credits Course Title
CJ 187W 3 Current Issues in Security 
COM 202W 3 Oral Communication for Managers 
FST 114 0.8 Firefighter Safety and Survival 
FST 115 1 Preparation for Initial Company Operations 
FST 116 0.8 Building Construction Principles 
FST 117 0.8 Managing Company Tactical Operations: 
FST 118W 0.4 Records and Reports 
FST 120W 1 Fire Service Educational Methodology 
FST 213 0.8 Managing Company Tactical Operations: Tactics (MCTO:T) 
FST 214 0.8 Arson Detection for the First Responder 
FST 215 2 Introduction to Fire Inspection Principles and Practices (IFIPP) 
FST 216 0.8 Building Construction Non-Combustible/Fire Resistive 
FST 217 0.8 Fire Service Supervision: Personal Effectiveness 
FST 218 0.8 Fire Service Supervision: Team Effectiveness 
FST 219L 1 Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply Lab 
FST 220 1 Strategy & Tactics for Initial Company Officer 
FST 240 2 Internship in Fire Science 
FST 301 1 Incident Command System 
     
FST 300W 3 Fire Officer III 
     OR
FST 302 (1) Leadership I Strategies for Company Success AND
FST 303 (1) Leadership II Strategies for Personal Success AND
FST 304 (1) Leadership III Strategies for Supervisory Success AND
FST 305 (1) Firefighter Health and Safety: Program Implementation & Management 
     
FST 306 1 Shaping the Future 
FST 307 1 Incident Safety Officer 
FST 308 1 Health and Safety Officer 
FST 332W 3 Advanced Fire Administration 
FST 334W 4 Fire Prevention Organization & Management 
FST 338W 3 Contemporary Issues In The Fire Service 
MGT 153W 3 Introduction to Business 
MGT 243 3 Principles of Marketing 
MGT 265 3 International Business 
PHL 203W 3 Business Ethics 
   
     
Notes
  • 1 - A "C" (2.0) minimum grade is required in Core and Approved Elective courses for degree.
  • 2 - Recommended Life Long Wellness (LWA) classes are LWA 111, 172, 173 or 174.
  • 3 - Approved Fire Science Technology (FST) electives can be any combination of required (non-elective) courses in the other options and those listed as approved electives.