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Fire Science A.S. Degree

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EFSC's Fire Science Technology A.S. Degree program is a 60-credit curriculum that covers the theory of fire science as well as practical applications. Admission to the program follows Eastern Florida State College's general admission process. While not required for admission, it is recommended that applicants hold a State of Florida Firefighter Minimum Standards Certificate of Compliance, the certification that can be earned by graduates of EFSC's hands-on Fire Fighter I/II certificate program. A.S. degree students with that Firefighter certification can receive credit for FFP 1000 - Introduction to Fire Science.

This Associate in Science degree is a popular route for existing firefighters who want to advance their careers. The degree's courses also are utilized to by fire personnel who are seeking the state certifications below, both as a degree-seeking student or through continuing education without seeking a degree. Contact the program specialist for personalized advising to meet your goals.

View Fall 2023 Fire Science Schedule

State Certifications: Click for details

  1:  Fire Safety Inspector

Required Courses:

  • FFP 2505 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention
  • FFP 2540 Fire Protection Systems & Extinguishing Agents
  • FFP 2120 Building Construction & CodesFFP
  • 2521 Plans Examination & Blue Print Reading
  • FFP 2510 Fire Protection Codes & Standards

  2:  Fire Officer I

Required Courses:

  • FFP 2720 Company Officer Leadership
  • FFP 2810 Firefighting Tactics & Strategy I
  • FFP 2740 Fire Service Instructor
  • FFP 2120 Building Construction & Codes
  • Complete the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation "Courage to Be Safe" Course

  3:  Fire Officer II

Required Courses:

  • FFP 2741 Fire Service Course Design
  • FFP 2811 Firefighting Tactics & Strategies II
  • FFP 2505 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention
  • FFP 2540 Fire Protection Systems

  4:  Fire Investigator I

Required Courses:

  • FFP 2540 Fire Protection System and Ext. Agents
  • FFP 2120 Building Construction and Codes
  • FFP 2111 Fire Chemistry
  • FFP 2610 Origin and Cause

  5:  Pump Operator

Required Courses:

  • FFP 2301 Fire Hydraulics
  • FFP 2302 Fire Apparatus Operator

  6:  Courses Approved for Renewal Hours for State Certifications

Use this state of Florida web page link for a renewal requirements search tool:

Approved Renewal Courses

Contact Us

Jessica Antus, Program Specialist
Palm Bay Campus, Building 6

Request Appointment for Advising

Bill Klein
Program Manager
Palm Bay Campus
Building 6, Room 106

Scott Manning
Assistant Program Coordinator /
Fire Academy Chief
Palm Bay Campus
Building 6, Room 106

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