2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    Apr 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Fire Science Technology, A.A.S.


Program Code: EMS.AAS.FST

This degree program is offered in conjunction with the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI). Combined with other general education and emergency medical services course completion, this program will enhance students' abilities to be promoted in the emergency services field or to gain employment in the fire service.

Students will receive 20 articulated credits for successful completion of the MFRI courses noted below.

Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute Required Courses


  • FIRE 101 - Firefighter 1 (3 Credits)
  • HM 102 - Hazardous Materials Operations (1 Credit)
  • FIRE 130 - Emergency Vehicle Operator (1 Credit)
  • FIRE 113 - Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator (1 Credit)
  • FIRE 114 - Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator (1 Credit)
  • FIRE 201 - Firefighter II (3 Credits)
  • FIRE 202 - Truck Company Fireground Operations (1 Credit)
  • MGMT 110 - Instructor I (2 Credits)
  • MGMT 204 - Fire Inspector I (2 Credits)
  • RES 101 - Rescue Technician: Site Operations (1 Credit)
  • MGMT 201 - Fire Officer I (4 Credits)

Remaining Courses


Fall


Symbol(s)


* This course has a prerequisite.

Learning Outcomes


Graduates of this program should be able to:

  1. Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of the emergency responder;
  2. Explain the career levels and promotional pathways available in the Fire Service;
  3. Understand leadership concepts applied in the Fire Service;
  4. Apply professional safety standards to the work environment;
  5. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills; and
  6. Recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings and consider the consequences of alternative actions.