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2019-2020 Online Catalog 
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Fire Science Technology, A.A.S.

Program Description

The Fire Science Technology Program provides the opportunity for in-depth study and critical thinking of fire suppression topics. It prepares the student for excellence in the fire service whether as a volunteer, industrial or career firefighter. Students develop a solid foundation to achieve increased levels of responsibility and leadership in the fire service of tomorrow.

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

Semester Total: 15

Second Year

Total Program Credits: 60

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information