Fire Science Technology Career

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Fire Science Technology

Credits required 62/65

Dean

Sarmad Saman

Program contact

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

Program Goals Statement

This program will prepare a new student for a career in the public fire service or private Fire Science field such as the insurance industry and enhance career advancements of current firefighters. Degree gives a solid background in the Fire Science core curriculum and general education.

Student Learning Outcomes

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Program Information

  • Courses are offered both days and evenings.
  • Courses delivered via traditional classroom or online.

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; FIR 260 Juvenile Fire Awareness.

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

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:10

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

SCI 116The Chemistry of Fire Behavior & Combustion

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

 

Elective Courses – Choose one of the following technical literacy electives

CIS 110Basic Computing Skills

3 credits

CIS 111Introduction to Business Information Systems

3 credits

CIS 113Hospitality Management Information Systems

3 credits

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

CIS 122Internet Developer

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Program Courses

FIR 111Principles of Emergency Services

3 credits

FIR 113Fire Prevention

3 credits

FIR 150Fire Investigation

3 credits

FIR 157Leadership & Command

3 credits

FIR 159Building Construction for Fire Protection

3 credits

FIR 253Firefighting Tactics & Strategy

3 credits

FIR 261Fire Hydraulics

3 credits

FIR 262Fire & Emergency Safety & Survival

3 credits

FIR 263Fire Protection Systems and Equipment

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:27

Program Electives

ELECTIVE

3 credits

ELECTIVE

3 credits

FIR 170Emergency Care I

4 credits

FIR 171Emergency Care II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:8-14

FIR 170 and FIR 171: taken in sequence, or six credits of program electives from CRJ 101, CRJ 221, CRJ 256, FIR 158, FIR 254, FIR 255.

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CSS 101, ENG 101, FIR 111, FIR 113, HST 111 or HST 113, MTH 111 or MTH 141

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ENG 102, FIR 150, SCI 116, HST 112 or HST 114, PSY 101 or SOC 101

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

COM 101, FIR 159, FIR 261, FIR 262, FIR 263

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

Technical Literacy Elective, FIR 157, FIR 253, FIR 170, FIR 171 or Program Elective and Program Elective
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