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GCC 2013-14 Academic Catalog

Fire Science Technology (fst)


Associate in Science

61-64 credits

Required courses

Changes to this program will take effect for the 2014-15 academic year. Review new FST program requirements »

The degree

Provides academic enhancement to the physical and technical training fire fighters receive at State and National Fire Academies in the areas of fire protection, fire prevention, hazardous materials, and department and fire scene organizational management.

Your next step

Begin or enhance your career in municipal fire protection, insurance and building inspection, fire protection work with private firms, or transfer to a Baccalaureate program with major emphasis on fire department management or fire science education.


More info

Please note that transfer to many four year colleges and universities will require the completion of four semesters of World Languages. Four sequential semesters of World Language classes from GCC will fulfill any UMass-Amherst language requirement.

Learn more

Program director

Dawn Josefski, Office: E130B, (413) 775-1761,

For a list of courses that can be taken online, refer to

Associate in Arts (AA) degrees

Associate in Science (AS) degrees


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