Fire Science Technology

  • Overview

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.

  • Curriculum documents

    To plan degree completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.

  • This is just one way you might complete the Fire Science Technology program in 4 semesters over 2 years of full-time study, or 8 semesters over 4 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information, download the Fire Science Technology program description from our official academic catalog.

    Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

    Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2

    FST 151
    FST 154
    ENG Comp. I
    PSY 101
    CIS 140 or CIS 141

    FST 152
    FST 155
    FST 157
    ENG Comp. II
    MAT 117 or MAT 107
    CHE 105 or CHE 111

    FST 159
    FST elective
    Humanities elective
    PCS 140 or PCS 141
    ENG Comp. II

    FST 153
    FST 156
    EMS 101
    SOC 101
    Humanities elective

    Sample 4 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2

    FST 151
    ENG Comp. I
    CIS 140 or CIS 141

    FST 152
    PSY 101
    ENG Comp. II

    FST 159
    MAT 117 or MAT 107
    SOC 101

    FST 153
    CHE 105 or CHE 111

    Fall 3Spring 3Fall 4Spring 4

    FST 154
    EMS 101

    FST 155
    FST 157

    Humanities
    FST elective

    FST 156
    PCS 140 or PCS 141

Student learning outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of fire development, cause and prevention;
  • Apply theoretical knowledge of hydraulic principles to solving water-supply problems for fire protection;
  • Identify hazardous materials, hazardous properties, and successful emergency-scene operations;
  • Recognize the importance of building-construction concepts and materials in fire safety, the effects of heat and fire on buildings, and the impact of fire to personal safety of building occupants;
  • Explain the benefits of fire protection systems in various types of structures.
  • Discuss and describe the scope, purpose, and organizational structure of fire and
  • emergency services.
  • Define how the concepts of risk management affect strategic and tactical decision-making
  • Describe the history and philosophy of fire prevention
  • Demonstrate and use basic interpersonal, group and public communication skills.
Spring 2014

What’s next

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.