May 18, 2024  
College Catalog 2024 - 2025 
  
College Catalog 2024 - 2025

Fire Protection and Safety Program, A.S.


This program prepares students with practical and technical information and instruction. Students may include both potential fire fighters and in-service fire fighters wishing to upgrade their career status. An associate degree in fire protection and safety may lead to higher scores on promotional examinations.

* Milestone Courses should be taken in the order shown. This will help you stay on track and graduate on time.

Total Credits: 15-16


Semester 1 Advising Note

  • General Education Requirements Scientific Reasoning satisfied by program. 
  • New degree-seeking students enrolled in 9 credits or more must take a Learning Community Seminar or a Learning Community Cluster within their first year.
  • FPS-111 : Students with previous college experience choose from the following career electives: FPS-125  or FPS-127  or FPS-221  

Total Credits: 16


Semester 3


Total Credits: 15


Total Credits: 15


Semester 4 Advising Note

  • Apply for graduation

Admission Requirements


Contact Prior Learning Assessment Coordinator if student has gone through a firefighting academy or has on-the-job training.

Talk to the Advising Liaisons for Professional Studies before registering for classes.

Upon Completion of This Concentration Graduates Will Be Able To:


  • Understand the principles of fire protection and safety.
  • Demonstrate preparedness to be a fire company officer.
  • Understand the principles of arson investigation.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with inspections for fire prevention.
  • Demonstrate preparedness to take promotional civil service fire exams.

Career Outlook


Graduates of this program qualify for careers in municipal, state and federal agencies, industry, and insurance companies. Graduates also qualify to transfer to four-year colleges or universities in fire protection and safety. This program also prepares fire fighters who wish to upgrade their career status.

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