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College of Public Safety Administration

Associate in Science

Fire Science Technology

FIRE-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Brian Frank, Dean, AC, (727) 341-4503
Charles Crowther, Program Chair, 727-341-4507

Program Summary

The goal of this program is to prepare students with a scientific understanding of fire hazards and their control with emphasis on effective operating procedures at fires and other emergencies. General education courses are included to prepare the graduate to communicate and work effectively with all levels of society. Completion of the following courses will qualify students to earn the Fire Officer Supervisor Certificate (FOSU-CT): FFP 2120, FFP 2720, FFP 2740, FFP 2810.

The general college admission policy applies to all students entering the Fire Science Technology program.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1743020112: Firefighting and Prevention

Federal CIP Code

43.0201: Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician.


Admission Rules

1. Complete SPC application.
2. Take SPC placement test.
3. Attend an advising session with the Lead Instructor, SEPSI Advisor or Dean.

Graduation Rules

Students must complete an End-of-Program Assessment Examination

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Computer/Information Literacy Competency

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

SUPPORT COURSES
Technical Writing (Select 3 credits)

Technical Writing
3
Composition II
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 24 credits

Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health
3
Fire Chemistry
3
Fire Prevention
3
Private Fire Protection Systems I
3
Building Construction for the Fire Service *
3
Company Officer *
3
Fire Service Course Delivery *
3
Firefighting Tactics and Strategy I *
3

MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
Select 15 credits from below or complete any course with DSC or FFP prefix.

Fire Codes and Standards
3
Blueprint Reading and Plans Review
3
Private Fire Protection Systems II
3
Fire Cause and Origin Determination
3
Fire Service Public Information Officer
3
Fire Service Course Design
3
Firefighting Tactics and Strategy II
3
Florida Incident Safety Officer
3
Legal Issues for Safety Officers
3

* Course applies towards completion of Fire Officer Supervisor Certificate (FOSU-CT).

60
Total Credits