The fire science technology AS degree prepares you for a career as a fire officer, fire instructor, fire investigator, fire safety inspector, hazardous materials technician, building inspector, or fire insurance salesperson.
With many online course options to accommodate busy schedules, this program combines technical study and coursework in mathematics, English, physical science and liberal arts with knowledge necessary to advance into supervisory or management positions.
Courses are offered on a one-year rotation basis, either Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., or on a shift-friendly schedule, or online. Please check the course description page and the current term schedule for more information, as not all courses will meet online requirements.
In an effort to meet the needs of both working firefighters and employing agencies, we may create classes not on our current schedule based on demand. We require a guaranteed minimum of 10 students in order to create a class. See maximum limits on the course description pages. For agencies that wish to host off-campus classes at their facilities, call the Fire Science office at 813.253.7779.
Graduates of the fire science technology program are eligible to transfer to Northwood University to pursue a Bachelor's degree in business administration management/fire science management.
Come visit our campus and discuss your future with a faculty or staff member. We would like to meet you!
This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate. It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.
AS.FIRE.UNIV (60 Credit Hours)
This program will prepare students for jobs as fire science technicians, fire officers or fire safety inspectors, fire assistants, safety inspectors, building inspectors or jobs in fire insurance sales.
NOTE: All graduates of this AS degree program shall be granted admission into the Fire Science Management baccalaureate degree program at Northwood University.
Program Required Courses
YEAR I – First Semester
†ENC 1101 English Composition I - 3 cr.
†FFP 1000 Introduction to Fire Science - 3 cr.
†FFP 1506 Fire Prevention and Investigation - 3 cr.
Mathematics General Education CORE - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Second Semester
†FFP 1810 Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy I - 3 cr.
†FFP 2604 Cause and Origin - 3 cr.
Humanities General Education CORE - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Third Semester
†FFP 2120 Fire Service Building Construction - 3 cr.
FFP 2303 Fire Service Hydraulics - 3 cr.
†FFP 2521 Construction Documents and Plans Review - 3 cr.
Behavioral Science General Education CORE - 3 cr.
YEAR II – First Semester
†FFP 1710 Company Officer - 3 cr.
†FFP 2305 Apparatus Practices - 3 cr.
†FFP 2740 Fire Service Course Delivery - 3 cr.
FFP 2811 Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy II - 3 cr.
YEAR II – Second Semester
†FFP 2510 Codes and Standards - 3 cr.
†FFP 2540 Private Fire Protection Systems - 3 cr.
†FFP 2741 Fire Service Course Development - 3 cr.
†AMH 2020 Modern American History or †POS 2041, American Government - 3 cr.
†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.
NOTE 1: The following classes are required for Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training Certification as a Fire Officer: FFP 1710, FFP 1810, FFP 2120, and FFP 2740.
NOTE 2: The following classes are required for Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training Certification as a Municipal Fire Safety Inspector: FFP 1506, FFP 2120, FFP 2510, FFP 2521, and FFP 2540.