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Fire Science

(Associate of Applied Science degree or certificate. Courses required for the career-technical certificate are indicated by *. These courses are offered only during the evening and take two and one half years to complete.)

More than 500 persons in Jefferson County alone engage in fire fighting, the majority on a voluntary basis. The Fire Science Technology program is designed primarily for those persons but may be taken by students preparing for a career in fire fighting.

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Recommended Order of Courses

Courses Offered
FST101 Introduction to the Fire Service
FST103 Fire Prevention
FST110 Fire Fighter I and II
FST116 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations
FST125 Fire Suppression and Management
FST127 Building Construction
FST205 Incident Management System
FST210 Rescue Practices 
FST229 Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy
FST231 Hazardous Materials I
FST232 Hazardous Materials II
FST233 Hydraulics and Equipment
FST235 Fire Protection Systems
FST251 Fire and Arson Investigation and Detection
FST253 Codes, Laws, and Ordinances for Company Officers
FST254 Fire Officer I
FST255 Fire Officer II
FST256 Fire Suppression and Management II
FST275 Fire Science Internship

12-13 Gainful Employment Disclosures for Fire Science Technology Certificate Program