Fire Science Technology A.A.S.

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Associate's degree

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Fire Science/Fire-fighting. 430203


Program Synopsis Fire Science Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Program Location: Signal Peak Campus

Course Objective:
Description: The Fire Science Technology AAS Degree offers advanced training for professional firefighters, including practical firefighting, hazardous materials, related operations, history and theory and fire service management.

Competencies to be achieved:
* Recognize, evaluate, and identify the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials. (Evaluation Level)
* Analyze and explain processes used when dealing with hazardous materials. (Analysis Level)
* Assess and solve problems concerning fire prevention techniques, procedures, regulations, code enforcement and occupancy survey. (Evaluation Level)
* Describe and evaluate the characteristics and behavior of fire and extinguishing agents and apply to case scenarios. (Evaluation Level)
* Analyze and describe fire suppression organizations, basic fire fighting tactics and public relations as affected by fire suppression. (Analysis Level)
* Describe, analyze, implement, evaluate, and justify the methods of attacking, controlling and extinguishing various types of fires. (Evaluation Level)
* Describe and analyze the roles/responsibilities of the Incident Commander in managing various types of major emergencies.  (Analysis Level)
* Analyze the methods used for ensuring firefighter safety in various case scenarios. (Analysis Level)
* Evaluate the reactions of various types of construction to fire and heat. (Evaluation Level)
* Analyze the theory of fire behavior, phases of fire, types of fire behavior and methods of fire control. (Analysis Level)
* Describe and demonstrate the types, functions, and maintenance of fire apparatus. (Application Level)
* Explain and demonstrate the tactical operations applied to a structural fire and the importance of early salvage. (Application Level)
* Analyze and demonstrate pounds per square inch, gallons per minute, friction loss, nozzle pressure and engine pressure as they relate to fire hydraulics and solve various hydraulic problems. (Analysis Level)
* Demonstrate ability to evaluate the situation and disentangle a patient from a wrecked automobile using extrication tools. (Evaluation Level)
* Demonstrate patient care, immobilization, and stabilization skills according to local EMT protocols and the U.S. Department of Transportation Basic EMT curriculum. (Application Level)
* Describe and analyze the responsibilities of personnel operating on the fire ground related to firefighter safety. (Analysis Level)
* Describe, demonstrate, and critique the methods of attacking, controlling, and extinguishing various types of fires. (Evaluation Level)
* Describe local and interagency relationships in the Arizona Wildland Firefighting system and their roles for Wildland Fire suppression. (Comprehension Level)
* Describe maintenance, safety, and efficient use of Wildland Fire suppression personal protective equipment. (Comprehension Level)
* Identify and define common Wildland Fire terms. (Knowledge Level)
* Identify and discuss early traditions and the history of the fire service. (Comprehension Level)
* Describe the role and functions of public and private fire protection organizations. (Comprehension Level)
* Describe the entrance requirements and career opportunities for firefighters. (Comprehension Level)

Pre-Degree Requirements
* EMS125 Emergency Medical Technician or EMT Certificate must be completed prior to acceptance to the program.

Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, state certification)
Tuition (In-State) 61 x $75 = $ 4,575
Tuition (Out of State) 61 x $150 = $ 9,150

Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
* FSC106 - Introduction to Fire Protection and Emergency Services 6TH Ed – Klinoff
* FSC108 – Principles of Fire Prevention 4th Ed. – Jones/Diamantes
* FSC117 – Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 3rd Ed. – Stipp
* FSC118 - Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply 3rd edition – William Crapo
* FSC119 – Fire Service Ethics 1st Ed. – Walker
* FSC129 – Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations 4th Ed – Schnepp
* Emergency Response Guidebook 2024 Ed. – PHMSA
* FSC134 – none
* FSC180 – Wildland Firefighter Principals & Practice 2nd Ed – Lowe/Pricher
* FSC203 – none
* FSC205 – Fireground Strategies 3rd Ed. – Avillo
* FSC209 – Fire Investigations for First Responders 1st Ed. – Chandler
* FSC255 – Fire & Emergency Service Instructor 3rd Ed – Reeder/Joos

Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition): N/A

WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:
Name: Veronica Duran
Phone number: 520-494-5111 

Direct Website link to the program: 

Additional information:
* Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: None
* Other requirements needed: None

Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):

Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)

Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: Yes.
Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization: International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).

Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: Yes.
Career Pathway: Some courses completed may apply towards a bachelor’s degree.

Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): Yes.
Yes. HLC accredited courses are recognized by other educational institutions.

Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)
Yes or No: Yes.
Accrediting Agency and link to website: Higher Learning Commission; . IFSAC; .

Credential Attainment Rate: Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential during WIOA program participation or within one year after exit from WIOA. Not Tracked at this time. 


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Central Arizona College

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)


Local WIB

2003 - ARIZONA@WORK - Pinal

Type of Attainment:

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

Name of Credential

Fire Science Technology A.A.S.

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Pell Grant; Scholarship

Refund Policy

See synopsis.

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


In-State/District Tuition

$4,575.00 Prerequisites may add $1,307

Other Fees

$50.00 FSC Certification & CPR Fees

Out-of-State/District Tuition


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

33-1021.00First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers
$33.85 per hour
$20.64 per hour

Provider Status



8470 N Overfield Rd, Coolidge, Arizona 85128

Phone Number

(520) 494-5444

Web Address

Last Updated

Mar 27, 2024


Aug 26, 2014


Jun 24, 2020

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