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Fire Science Technology

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Degree Code: FSTZ
Number of Credits: 64-65

Program Description

This program will prepare individuals for entry-level employment as fire fighters as well as provide the degree credential necessary for promotion and advancement of professionals currently employed with the fire service.

The computer literacy requirement will be met throughout the coursework in the degree program.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has articulation agreements with Maryland and regional institutions. Contact your advisor for detailed information.

Required Courses

General Education and Program Requirements
Number Title Credits
ACT Activity Electives 2
BIO 208 and
BIO 218
Human Anatomy and Physiology I [S]
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
3
1
BIO 209 and
BIO 219
Human Anatomy and Physiology II [S]
Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
3
1
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Concepts [I] 3
EGL 101 Freshman Composition [E] 3
EGL 211 Technical Writing 3
MAT Math Elective [M] 3-4
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology [SS] 3
PSY 201 Human Growth and Development [SS] 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology [SS] 3
SPH 121 Interpersonal Communications [H] 3
Required Occupational courses offered by Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
Number Title Credits
EMT 106 Emergency Medical Technician-Basics 7
FIR 101 Firefighter I 3
FIR 110 Fire Department Safety Officer 2
FIR 113 Pump Operator 1
FIR 114 Aerial Operator 1
FIR 129 Incident Safety Officer 1
FIR 130 Emergency Vehicle Operator 2
FIR 200 Hazardous Materials Technician 2
FIR 201 Firefighter II 2
FIR 203 Fire Officer I 2
FIR 204 Fire Inspector 4
FIR 206 Firefighter Safety and Survival 1
FIR 207 Fireground Operations 1
FIR 209 Rescue Technician Operations 1
FIR 210 Rescue Technician Extrication 1

Recommended Sequence

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program as a full-time student. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their degree audit at MyCecil or an academic advisor for individual degree planning.

Fall I (13-15 credits)
EGL 101 Freshman Composition
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Concepts
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
MAT Math Elective
ACT Activity Elective(s)
Spring I (14 credits)
EGL 211 Technical Writing
BIO 208 and
BIO 218
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
PSY 201 Human Growth and Development
SPH 121 Interpersonal Communications
ACT Activity Elective
Fall II (7 credits)
BIO 209 and
BIO 219
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

Career Opportunities

Firefighting, disaster planning, emergency services, fire inspection, fire investigation, fire safety.