Fire Science, Associate in Science

Upon successful completion of the Fire Science Associate in Science Degree the student demonstrates skills for the fulfillment of the lower-division requirements for any accredited baccalaureate institution, preparation for participation in the Basic Fire Fighter Academy, and a job in law enforcement. NOTE: Please refer to catalog information for programs with Special Admission Requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. 70% of program completers will fulfill lower-division requirements for any accredited baccalaureate institution.
  2. 70% of program completers will demonstrate the ability to compare and contrast the elements of contemporary fire service.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 34 units

CS 011

Fundamentals of Computer Science

3

FIRE 070

Fire Protection Organization

3

FIRE 071

Fire Prevention Technology

3

FIRE 072

Fire Protection Equipment and Systems

3

FIRE 073

Building Construction for Fire Protection

3

FIRE 074

Fire Behavior and Combustion

3

FIRE 095A

Fire Command, Strategy and Tactics

3

H S 077B

Emergency Medical Technician Basic

7

PHILO 040

Ethics

3

SOCIO 001A

Introduction to Sociology

3

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 1-3 units selected from:

PSYCH 001

Introduction to Psychology

3

PSYCH 020A

Stress Management

1

Area B - Complete 3 units selected from:

HIST 017A

History of the United States

3

HIST 017B

History of the United States

3

POLSC 001

American Government and Institutions

3

Minimum Major Units Required: 38

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60