2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Fire Science Technology (FESHE Model) 
Associate in Science Degree
(60 Credit Hours)
941-408-1300, ext. 65302, Venice
(FESHE = Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education)
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.
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 a profession to reduce loss of life and property from fire and other hazards.