This A.S. Degree is designed to meet the needs of those just starting careers in fire science as well as those currently employed and interested in expanding their Fire Fighter career opportunities. This is an articulated program between Manatee Technical College (MTC), Suncoast Technical College (STC) and State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF). Students who wish to transfer credits from MTC or STC Fire Academies must have completed the fire science courses after the fall of 2019.
Students desiring to transfer into the SCF Public Safety Administration and Emergency Management BAS Degree should consult the SCF Catalog for required Pre-requisites. Students who desire to transfer to the University of Florida Fire and Emergency Services BS Degree Program, should contact the University of Florida for required prerequisites.
1) A high school diploma
2) Pre-requisite Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance (3 credits)……………………………………………………………… 3
(This credit is awarded for FFP 1000 after enrollment as an SCF student, based on proof of the Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance awarded by the Office of the Fire Marshall of Florida, and is authorized by the Florida Statewide Articulation Agreement.)
General Academic Courses
(Offered by SCF)
Students may take these courses at any time during their program of study.
Fire Inspector/Investigator Courses (Must take one of the following: FFP 2510, 2521, or 2541)
Total Credit Hours 60
(*The above Fire Officer I and II courses and Fire Inspector/Investigator courses are offered cooperatively with STC and MTC at sites determined by STC/MTC/ SCF. They must be certified by SCF and taught by SCF approved instructors in order to be awarded college credits for the coursework. Records of the certified courses will be kept at all three schools, but the official records will be housed at SCF for the purpose of verifying credits are SACSCOC approved.)