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Fire Management (A.A.S.)

This program is not accepting students in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Title of Major: Fire Management, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.


Total Credit Hours: 60 

About Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute

Purpose: Provides graduates with technical and professional knowledge to make decisions regarding fire protection in both the public and private sectors. Also provides a sound foundation for continuous higher learning in fire protection, administration and management. Only career or volunteer members of an emergency service organization are eligible for this degree.

Additional Degree Requirements

If you plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree, please consult with an academic advisor to ensure the most effective choice of courses to prepare for transferring to a four-year institution.

Range of Occupations

  • Code enforcement officer
  • Fire officer
  • Fire prevention consultant
  • Prevention officer

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 21-24 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 3 credits

See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Biological and Physical Sciences, Computer Technology or Mathematics: 3 credits

  See General Education Requirements for a list of approved courses.

Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits

See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3 credits

See General Education Mathematics Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits

Program Requirements: 36-39 credits

Computer Competency Requirement

Students who elect not to take a Computer Technology general education course must satisfy the computer competency requirement with an elective. See Computing and Information Technology Competency Requirement  for a list of approved courses.

Diversity Requirement

Students may satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the biological and physical sciences general education requirement or the elective requirement. See Diversity Requirement  for a list of approved courses.

Fast Track Option

This program has a Fast Track Option  for those holding a college degree.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking to decision-making situations as a manager of an EMS/Fire/Rescue organization.
  • Communicate effectively in a supervisory role for an EMS/Fire/Rescue organization
  • Coordinate resources to effectively meet the goals of fire management, including the identification of risks and design of responses, plans, training, and exercises.
  • Ensure effective leadership in fire management through the use of  informed decision making, goal orientation, teamwork, ethical behavior, integration of assets and resources, and enhanced technology.
  • Develop concise and succinct policy, plans, and procedures to support public safety administration.
  • Manage successful programs, including intergovernmental, interagency, and interdisciplinary outreach.

This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies. 

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