Academics

A.S. Fire Science Technology (*FESHE Model) [2016]

Program Goal:

To meet the needs of those just starting careers in fire science as well as those currently employed who are interested in expanding their career opportunities. Students desiring to transfer into the University of Florida Fire and Emergency Services Bachelor of Science Degree Program, should contact the University of Florida for required prerequisites.

This is an articulated program between Manatee Technical Institute (MTI), Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI) and State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF). Students who have completed the fire science (FFP) courses at MTI, SCTI, and the required general academic courses at SCF, will be awarded an SCF Associate in Science degree.

* FESHE= Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education

Working with coordinators of two and four year academic fire and emergency medical services (EMS) degree programs, the U.S. Fire Administration's National Fire Academy (NFA) has established the FESHE network of emergency services-related education and training providers.

Program Entrance Requirements:

To be admitted into the Fire Science Technology Degree Program, a student must have:

1. Achieved a level of mathematics proficiency which qualifies the student for entry into +MAC 1105 or higher, as demonstrated by the standard placement criteria currently in use at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF); and


2. Achieved a level of English and reading proficiency which qualifies the student for entry into ENC 1101 or higher, as demonstrated by the standard placement criteria currently in use at SCF.

Program Manager: Robert Stuckey
941-752-5302 Bradenton
941-408-1300, ext. 65302 Venice
stucke10@scf.edu

Program Core Courses** (Conducted by SCTI and MTI)

Please consult the Course Description section of the catalog for any prerequisites.

Course Description Semester Hours
FFP 1000 Introduction to Fire Science
FFP 1505 Principles of Fire Prevention
3
FFP 2510 Codes and Standards
3
FFP 1793 Fire & Life Safety Educator
3
FFP 2540 Private Fire Protection Systems I
3
FFP 2780 Fire Department Organization and Administration
3
FFP 1720 Company Officer
3
FFP 1770 Ethical and Legal Issues
3
FFP 2740 Fire Service Instructor Training
3
FFP 2610 Fire Investigation: Cause and Origin
3
FFP 2120 Building Construction and Fire Codes
3
FFP 2521 Construction Documents and Plans Review
3
FFP 2810 Fire-fighting Tactics and Strategy I
3
FFP 2811 Fire-fighting Tactics and Strategy II
3
FFP 2111 Fire Chemistry
 3
 
Total:
45

General Academic Courses**

Students may take these courses at any time during their program of study.

Course Description Semester Hours
ENC 1101 Written Communications I
3
ENC 2210 Technical Communication
3
CGS 1000 Computer Information Systems
3
Mathematics Choose from Area II, A.S.
3
Behav. Sci. Choose from Area III, A.S.
3
Humanities Choose from Area IV, A.S.
3
 
Total:
18

 

+ Effective Fall 2013, no new students are being accepted into an A.A.S. degree program. Students currently enrolled will have two years (Summer2015) to complete the A.A.S. specific requirements of the program. The only difference of the A.A.S. from the A.S. curriculum for this program is that of one math course MAT 1033 or QMB 1001.

** A grade of "C" or better must be attained for each course taken for this degree.

 A related certificate also is offered. See certificate listing.

 

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