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Fire Science Technology Curriculum

MCC Campus(es):
Blue River: Public Safety Institute


Important: Degree and certificate requirements may change! Please consult an academic advisor before enrolling.

A.A.S. Fire Science Technology

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

The MCC-Blue River Fire Science Technology program offers basic and advanced professional training for the fire service. Most metropolitan fire departments require FF I & II certification and EMT-B licensure prior to employment. The MCC-Blue River Fire Academy is approved by the Missouri Division of Fire Safety and provides education and training for FF I & II, as well as HazMat Awareness and Operations, NREMT-B, and CPAT. Full-time day and part-time night classes are available. Successful graduates of the Academy will receive a Fire Science Certificate and be eligible to test for certification or licensure in the above mentioned areas. Students completing additional FSTE and General Education courses will receive an AAS: Fire Science Technology degree.

General Education Requirements
ENGL 101 Composition & Reading I 3
HIST 120
HIST 121
POLS 136
United States History to 1865 or
United States History Since 1865 or
Introduction to U. S. National Politics
MATH 115 Statistics or higher 3-5
PSYC 140 General Psychology 3
COMM 100
COMM 102
Fundamentals of Speech or
Fundamentals of Human Communication
Electives course from MCC's Core 42 general education requirements. 3-5
Specific Program Requirements
EMS 150 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic 8
FSTE 109 Fire Science Physical Fitness I 3
FSTE 169 Fire Prevention 3
FSTE 170 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations 3
FSTE 172 Firefighting Strategy and Tactics 3
FSTE 179 Principles of Emergency Services 4
FSTE 192 Fire Protection Systems 3
FSTE 193 Legal Aspects of the Fire Service 3
FSTE 202 Principles of Fire and Emergency Service Administration 3
FSTE 204 Principles of Fire Emergency Safety and Survival 3
FSTE 205 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FSTE 208 Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services 3
FSTE 209 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
Total Credit Hours Required 63-67