2022-2023 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2022-2023 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Science, AAS

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The Fire Science Program is designed to provide entry level and advanced education for those students seeking a career in fire and emergency services, as well as current practitioners seeking career advancement. Students completing the Fire Science Program earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree. The program is delivered through an on-line modality, offering maximum flexibility and access, and explores topics such as building construction, incident mitigation practices, fire behavior, fire prevention, incident command and control, and firefighter health and safety. The program provides additional areas of study such as written communications, sociology, and organizational behavior to ensure students are prepared for success in the contemporary fire and emergency services.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Describe basic principles of fire protection and emergency services, including public fire protection, fire department resources, fire department structure, career opportunities, codes and standards, and professional development
  • Analyze the principles of fire behavior and combustion, including the elements of combustion, basic chemistry and measurements, and fuel type characteristics
  • Demonstrate knowledge of building construction types and the associated impact by incidents of unwanted fire; including fire growth, fire spread, and the influence on structural stability and collapse
  • Identify the principles of fire prevention and community risk reduction, including the influence of codes and standards, fire protection engineering technology, and enforcement methodologies
  • Describe the legal aspects of fire and emergency services, including the legal system, types of laws, contracts, civil rights, employee safety, and employment relationships
  • Comprehend the principles of occupational safety, survival, and health in fire and emergency services, including a culture of safety, risk management, wellness standards, and elements of incident safety
  • Demonstrate knowledge of firefighting tactics and strategy, including incident command and control, incident management systems, firefighter safety, company operations in various occupancies, and post-incident analysis
  • Describe the principles of fire and emergency services leadership and management, including fire officer responsibilities, personnel management, physical resource management, fiscal management, employee relations, employee training, and employee training

Fire Science

Recommended System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 or higher
    • Processor: 2 GHz or higher
    • RAM: 4 GB or more
    • Hard Drive: 100 GB or more
    • Graphics: DirectX9 or higher
    • Display: 720p
    • OS: Mac 10.14 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or higher
    • RAM: 8 GB or more
    • Hard Drive: 256 GB or more
    • Display: 1280x800 resolution or higher

Chromebooks are not recommended


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