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  Mar 06, 2021
2008-2009 Florida Community College at Jacksonville Catalog 
2008-2009 Florida Community College at Jacksonville Catalog

Fire Science Technology (A.S.) (2911)

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Associate in Science

The Fire Science Technology (A.S.) program provides training for individuals who desire to move up the career ladder in their profession. This program will provide the foundation for officers to gain a better understanding of the complexities of managing a modern fire department. Fire science and general education courses are offered on a primary night and alternate night or day basis.

The Academy

Florida Community College’s Northeast Regional Fire Science Academy at South Campus is a certified training center that meets all State requirements and is considered one of the best in the country. The program is under the guidance of an advisory committee composed of community leaders and administrators from local fire departments. This ensures that you will receive modern, up-to-date instruction that is relevant to current practices in the field.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement

In addition to community fire departments, there are opportunities in government installations such as airports, as well as private fire fighting companies. There is also a need for inspectors, investigators, forest rangers and smoke jumpers. In all cases, employment is based on high test scores and outstanding skills.

Annual Salaries

The median base salary for fire fighters nationally is $42,000, plus excellent benefits and retirement programs. Experience and advancement can increase your salary to as high as $90,000 a year.

Application Procedure

This program is restrictive as to who can enter and certain prerequisites exist, as they currently do for academy entry. Contact the Dean of Workforce Development on South Campus concerning admission to the program.

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Total Credit Hours: 60

General Education

Credit Hours: 24

Humanities Credit Hours: 3
    *Refer to A.S./A.A.S. degree General Education Requirements 
Social and Behavioral Science Credit Hours: 3
    *Refer to A.S./A.A.S. degree General Education Requirements 

University Transfer

This associate in science degree program is intended primarily for students who desire to complete an associate in science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the university transfer guide.


This program fully transfers as a junior standing to B.A.S. in Fire Science Management.

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