2021-2022 College Catalog

Fire Science Technology AAS

Fire Science Technology AAS (Major Code: FS13)

Program Description

The Fire Science Associate of Applied Science degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare fire service personnel at all levels to become better officers and leaders. The program provides learning opportunities, which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain and upgrade present knowledge and skills. Completion of the program of study leads to an AAS Degree in Fire Science.

Certifying Agency: Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council 1000 Indian Springs Dr., Forsyth, Georgia 31029-9599

Career Information

Occupation

Firefighters 

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 2.1% nationally and -3.6% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $50,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Additional Program Admissions Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age

Blood and Airborne Pathogens

Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens.

These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure. Students should contact their program directors for more information. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at https://tcsg.edu/tcsgpolicy/tcsg_policy_manual.pdf.

Program Contact Information

Corbett Davis

Program Coordinator, EMT, AEMT, Fire, Paramedics

Academic Building D1108C

404-225-44699

codavis@atlantatech.edu

Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 6 terms
Program Credit Hours: 62
Estimated Program Cost: $8,752

Course Outline

 

General Education Courses (15 Credits)

Area I – Language Arts/Communication

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences Select one of the following

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

SOCI 1101Introduction to Sociology

3

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics - Select one of the following

MATH 1100Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

3

MATH 1101Mathematical Modeling

3

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts - Select one of the following

HUMN 1101Introduction to Humanities

3

ARTS 1101Art Appreciation

3

MUSC 1101Music Appreciation

3

ENGL 2130American Literature

3

Occupational Courses (47 Credits)

FYES 1001First Year Experience Seminar

3

Or

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

 

FRSC 1100Introduction to the Fire Service

3

FRSC 1110Fire Administration - Supervision and Leadership

3

 

FRSC 1115Fire Behavior and Combustion

3

Or

FRSC 1121Firefighting Strategy and Tactics

3

 

FRSC 1132Fire Service Instructor

4

FRSC 1141Hazardous Materials Operations

4

FRSC 1151Fire Prevention & Inspection

4

FRSC 1161Fire Service Safety and Loss Control

3

FRSC 2100Fire Administration Management

3

FRSC 2110Fire Service Hydraulics

3

FRSC 2120Fire Protection Systems

3

FRSC 2130Fire Service Building Construction

3

FRSC 2141Incident Command

4

FRSC 2170Fire and Arson Investigation

4

Total Credit Hours: 62

 

Program Outcomes

1. The graduate will be able to attain academic, occupational and professional knowledge.
2. The graduate will be able to attain skills required for career acquisition, retention and advancement.
3. The graduate will be able to perform as a competent member of a fire service team.