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Fire Science Technology - AAS

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science Technology has offered DC area Fire Department and Emergency Medical professional’s college level courses at times which complement employee work schedules for over thirty years. Each year Fire Department and Emergency Medical professional’s enroll in the program to gain points for promotional examination, to enhance their knowledge in a particular area of Fire Sciences, or to obtain a degree. A number of graduates have been promoted as a result of having completed the degree requirements. Some have become instructors, obtained employment at other institutions, and others have continued their studies as graduate students at UDC and other institutions of higher learning.

Students completing the two-year curriculum receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science Technology. Instruction is given in the principal fields of Fire Science to include Fire Suppression, Hazardous Materials, Arson Investigation, Fire Prevention, Fire Safety Codes and Standards, Fire Service Hydraulics, Advanced Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy, Fire Protection Systems, as well as Urban Fire Safety.

Total Credits Hours of College-Level Courses Required for Graduation: 60
General Requirements
ENGL 111C      English Composition I3
ENGL 112C      English Composition II3
HIST 101C        United States History I3
PSYC 201C       Principles of Psychology I3
Natural Science course Lecture/Lab4
MATH 111C  Technical Mathematics I4
MATH 112C Technical Mathematics II4
Required Courses
FISC 101C        Fire Protection and Organization3
FISC 103C        Fire Prevention3
FISC 103C        Building Construction3
FISC  204C       Fire Service Hydraulics3
FISC 205C        Fire Protection Systems3
FISC  206C       Fire Safety Codes and Standards3
FISC 307C        Hazardous Materials3
FISC  308C       Arson Investigation3
FISC 409C        Advanced Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy3
FISC 410C        Urban Fire Safety Seminar3



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Admission Deadlines

Fall - May 15
Spring - October 15
Summer - April 15

International Applicant Deadlines

Fall - April 15
Spring - September 15
Summer - March 15

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