May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Science, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science is designed to give students the essential educational and hands-on elements needed for a career in firefighting.  Students will receive training in the basic concepts of firefighting and will participate in actual hands-on evolutions that will give them real experience in the firefighting career field.  This program is extremely physically demanding and requires participants to successfully complete evolutions where the students operate in one of the most aggressive atmospheres that a human being can survive.

Note: The student must complete each course in the curriculum with a ‘C’ or better to graduate from the program.

SJC First Year Experience Requirement: 3 Credits

General Education Requirements: 16-17 Credits



Due to student contact hour requirements, similarly titled classes from other institutions will not be acceptable to substitute in this program unless specifically reviewed and approved for substitution.

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Students:

  • Students accepted into this selective admission program must follow the required course sequence outlined below in order to remain in and complete the program.
  • Students who for any reason are unable to follow this course sequence must contact an academic advisor.

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