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Fire Science Technology (*FESHE Model) [2016 / 2516] †


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Associate in Science Degree

(63 Credit Hours)

Program Manager

Robert Stuckey
941-752-5302, Bradenton
941-408-1300, ext. 65302, Venice
stucke10@scf.edu 

Program Goal

To meet the needs of those just starting careers in fire science as well as those currently employed and interested in expanding
their career opportunities. Students desiring to transfer into the University of Florida Fire and Emergency Services Bachelor of
Science Degree Program, should contact the University of Florida for required prerequisites.

This is an articulated program between Manatee Technical Institute (MTI), Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI) and State
College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF). Students who have completed the fire science (FFP) courses at MTI or SCTI, and the
required general academic courses at SCF, will be awarded an SCF Associate in Science degree.

*FESHE = Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education

Working with coordinators of two- and four-year academic fire and emergency medical services (EMS) degree programs, the U.S.
Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy (NFA) has established the FESHE network of emergency services-related education and
training providers. The FESHE mission is to: Establish an organization of post-secondary institutions to promote higher education
and to enhance the recognition of the fire and emergency services as profession to reduce loss of life and property from fire and
other hazards.

Program Entrance Requirements

To be admitted into the Fire Science Technology Degree Program, a student must have:

  1. Achieved a level of mathematics proficiency which qualifies the student for entry into +  or higher, as demonstrated by the standard placement criteria currently in use at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF); and
  2. Achieved a level of English and reading proficiency which qualifies the student for entry into   or higher, as demonstrated by the standard placement criteria currently in use at SCF.

 

General Academic Courses**


(Conducted by SCF)
Students may take these courses at any time during their program of study.

Total Credit Hours: 18


Total Credit Hours: 42


Note(s):


** A grade of “C” or better must be attained for all courses taken for this degree.

+ Students may elect to earn an SCF A.A.S. degree if they complete MAT 1033  or QMB 1001  in place of the A.S. degree program’s minimum mathematics requirement [2516]. Note: The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree currently is being reviewed at the state level with the probability that it will no longer be available effective Fall 2013.

A related certificate also is offered. See certificate  listing.

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