Fire Science Technology Career Program

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Fire Science Technology

Credits required 61/64

Dean Peter Schuyler

Program contact Stephen Rivard, Coordinator of Fire Science Technology, ext. 3789

Program Goals Statement

This program builds a student’s knowledge base to meet the needs of the fire service as well as the insurance industry. It is designed to provide a degree to firefighters, insurance company inspectors, and students aspiring to those positions.

Student Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcomes

Program Information

Fire Science courses are only offered in the evening.

Recommended Electives

CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice; CRJ 221 Juvenile Offenders; CRJ 256 Criminal Investigation; FIR 158 Plans Review; FIR 170 Emergency Care I; FIR 171 Emergency Care II; FIR 254 Report Writing; FIR 255 Related Fire Codes and Ordinances.

After BCC

Graduates are serving as local fire chiefs, captains, lieutenants, firefighters, fire inspectors, fire investigators, and insurance inspectors.

Recent graduates have transferred to baccalaureate programs in Fire Science at Salem State College, Anna Maria College, and Providence College.

If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, visit the Transfer Affairs website at BristolCC.edu/transfer

Infused General Education Competencies

Multicultural Perspective

Degree Requirements

General Courses

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Choose one 6-credit sequence

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

And

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

Or

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

And

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Choose one of the following

MTH 111Technical Mathematics for Fire Science

3 credits

MTH 141Technical Mathematics I

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-4

MTH 141: recommended for transfer purposes

Choose one of the following

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

Elective Courses – Choose one of the following technical literacy electives

CIS 113Hospitality Management Information Systems

3 credits

CIS 110Basic Computing Skills

3 credits

CIS 111Introduction to Business Information Systems

3 credits

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

CIS 122Internet Developer

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Program Courses

FIR 111Introduction to Fire Protection

3 credits

FIR 113Fundamentals of Fire Prevention

3 credits

FIR 150Fire Investigation

3 credits

FIR 157Leadership and Command

3 credits

FIR 159Building Construction

3 credits

FIR 253Firefighting Tactics and Strategy

3 credits

FIR 260Juvenile Fire Awareness

3 credits

FIR 261Fire Hydraulics

3 credits

FIR 263Fire Protection Systems and Equipment

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:27

Program Electives

FIR 170Emergency Care I

4 credits

FIR 171Emergency Care II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

FIR 170 and FIR 171: taken in sequence, or six credits of program electives

Program Electives – choose one elective from

CRJ 101Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credits

CRJ 221Juvenile Offenders

3 credits

CRJ 256Criminal Investigation

3 credits

FIR 254Report Writing

3 credits

FIR 255Related Fire Codes and Ordinances

3 credits

FIR 158Plans Review and Building Codes

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Program Electives - choose one elective from

CRJ 101Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credits

CRJ 221Juvenile Offenders

3 credits

CRJ 256Criminal Investigation

3 credits

FIR 254Report Writing

3 credits

FIR 255Related Fire Codes and Ordinances

3 credits

FIR 158Plans Review and Building Codes

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

FIR 111Introduction to Fire Protection

3 credits

FIR 150Fire Investigation

3 credits

And

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

Or

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

And

MTH 111Technical Mathematics for Fire Science

3 credits

Or

MTH 141Technical Mathematics I

4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

FIR 113Fundamentals of Fire Prevention

3 credits

And

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

Or

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

And

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

Or

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

FIR 159Building Construction

3 credits

FIR 260Juvenile Fire Awareness

3 credits

FIR 261Fire Hydraulics

3 credits

FIR 263Fire Protection Systems and Equipment

3 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

Technical Literacy Elective

3 credits

FIR 157Leadership and Command

3 credits

FIR 253Firefighting Tactics and Strategy

3 credits

And

FIR 170Emergency Care I

4 credits

And

FIR 171Emergency Care II

4 credits

Or

Program Elective

3 credits

And

Program elective

3 credits

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