Mar 27, 2023  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

Fire Science

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Fire Science


CIP Code/s:  27.43.0203.00


SOC Code/s:     SOC1. 33-2010            SOC3. 33-1020

                           SOC2. 33-2011            SOC4. 33-2020


Program Description:

The degree is designed to address the educational needs of Tennesseans who desire to enter or advance their career within the field of fire science.  The program offers both flexibility for those with prior experience and training while providing a clear path for those who are new to the field of study.  It was designed to incorporate the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) core courses and therefore, meets current, accepted standards of practice within the field of study.


Program Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate professionalism, ethics, and the ability to interact with others during academic studies and identify how the skills may be transferred to fire science occupations.
  2. Apply foundational fire science knowledge to “real world” scenarios and describe how the knowledge and skills can be applied to fire science related occupations.
  3. Identify “real world” scenarios in preparation for advancement in fire science related occupations through the application of prevention, response, and risk management knowledge and skills.
  4. Demonstrate professional communication skills in the academic setting and identify how the skills can be transferred to fire science occupations.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to apply problem-solving techniques or methods in a variety of settings to make informed decisions.

General Education Requirements: 15-16 SCH

Course 15/16 SCH
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I   3
Humanities/Fine Arts elective 3
Math/Natural Science w/lab elective           3/4
Social/Behavioral Science elective           3
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication    3

*Courses must be chosen from the campus-approved list of common General Education core courses.

List can be found in the campus catalog.

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