Fire Service Technology

Fire Service Technology

The Certificate of Technical Studies in Fire Service Technology program introduces students to a wide range of common practices and careers in the fire and emergency services field. Additionally, it prepares and develops professionals currently serving in the industry for opportunities in various fire protection and emergency response occupations. The Fire Service Technology program presents a broad scope of courses including principles and techniques of preventing, controlling, and extinguishing fires, as well as firefighter operations, maintenance of firefighting equipment, and public safety technology. Students can also expect to learn about fire tactical procedures, along with applicable laws and standards in the field.

The courses and degree are available both in-person and hybrid formats. 

Academic Area

Business Technology Department

Public Protection and Safety

About the Certificate of Technical Studies in Fire Service Technology

What You'll Learn 

  • The science of how fires begin and behave
  • Methods of fire prevention and suppression
  • Safety and survival in emergency situations
  • Building codes and building inspection

Examples of Career Opportunities

Graduates can work in a variety of settings including:

  • Federal, state, and local firefighting organizations
  • Emergency Management organizations
  • Private industries

Degree Requirements - 36 Total Required Credits

For additional detailed information on coursework, please visit the Academic Catalog Curriculum.

  • ENGL 1001 - English Composition

  • FSCI 1101 - Fire Behavior and Combustion

  • INDS 1102 - Hazardous Materials

  • FSCI 1001 - Principles of Emergency Services or PBSA 1001 - Fundamentals of Corporate and Municipal Public Safety Administration

  • FSCI 1192 - Firefighting Essentials or FSCI 2154 - Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy

  • FSCI 2150 - Fire Service Personnel Management

  • FSCI 2152 - Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival

  • FSCI 2155 - Fire Protection Systems and Equipment

  • FSCI 2210 - Fire Prevention and Inspection

  • FSCI 2502 - Building Construction Structural Technology

  • PBSA 2510 - Legal Aspects of the Emergency Services

  • FOSC or FSCI elective

Job Market Outlook

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