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Fire Science Technology, A.A.S.


Fire Science Technology


Program Description


Fire Science Technology is a two-year Associate degree program.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze firefighting strategies, techniques, and procedures including blueprints and codes involved with incident command;
  • Analyze the ethical implications of fire department state policies and individual practices;
  • Describe the organization and management of fire departments;
  • Effectively communicate knowledge of fire prevention including fire detection and its causes, fire prevention systems, and building codes in written, verbal, and electronic formats;
  • Apply problem-solving skills including the use of technology to specific fire ground situations.

After Union County College


Graduates with this degree will have the basic knowledge necessary to begin a challenging career in fire protection.

Recommended Sequence


First Year


Semester Total: 15

Spring Semester


Semester Total: 16

Second Year


Semester Total: 15

Spring Semester


Semester Total: 15

Total Program Credits: 61


Graduates of the Union County Fire Academy will be granted 6 credits of advanced standing when they matriculate in the program. Fire Science electives are EMT 106 , FST 112 , and FST 115 .