Fire Science (A.S.)

The Fire Science Degree (A.S)–This program is designed to help students understand the importance of the fire service in our society. This program prepares students for an opportunity for employment in the Fire service field. The student will receive a strong foundation in liberal arts while gaining specific knowledge in fire science.

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Fire Science
A.S. Degree
Hegis Code: 5507

Total Credits: 63

First Semester Credits
BUS 112 Principles of Management 3
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I or
ENG 101 Composition I or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English I(1)
FRS 101 Introduction to Fire Science 3
Mathematics Elective 3
PED Activity Elective 1
PSY 203 General Psychology I 3
Total Semester Credits 16
Second Semester Credits
ENG 102 Composition  II or
ENG 109 The Art of Analysis / Honors English II
FRS 102 Fire Safety and Tactics 3
Humanities Elective(2) 3
PSA 225 Introduction to Emergency Management 3
Science Elective(4) 4
Total Semester Credits 16
Third Semester Credits
CHE 107 Introduction to Chemistry 4
FRS 201 High Rise/Structures and Systems 3
FRS 202 Fire Protection and Detection Systems 3
HED 292 Safety and First Aid 3
Mathematics Elective(4) 3
Total Semester Credits 16
Fourth Semester Credits
FRS 203 Hazardous Materials in the Fire Service 3
HED 201 Personal and Family Health or
HED 251 Human Sexuality
PED 273 Basic Swimming and Rescue Technique I 1
PSA 231 Arson Investigation Safety Management OSHA (Federal and State) 3
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology 3
Social Science Elective(5) 3
Total Semester Credits 15
  1. Depending on placement.
  2. Must satisfy the NCC GEN ED Humanities Attribute AND
    SUNY GE Arts Attribute.
  3. Must satisfy the SUNY GE Natural Sciences Attribute.
  4. Must satisfy the SUNY GE Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning Attribute.
  5. Must satisfy the NCC GEN ED Social Sciences Attribute AND
    SUNY GE US History Attribute.

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