Choose your fire specialty

Ready to take your firefighting career to the next level? Our Fire Science Technology Associate in Science Degree gives you a scientific understanding of fire hazards and how to control and prevent them and prepares you for the next step in your fire safety career.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers

Salary Data

Projected employment for Florida

2021 Employment

5,900

2031

6,290

Percent Change

7

Projected Job Openings

430

Fire Science Technology Associate in Science

FIRE-AS
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2022 (610)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

Please contact PublicSafetyAdvising@spcollege.edu for questions regarding this program.

This program is offered as a Fully Online program.

The goal of this program is to prepare students with a scientific understanding of fire hazards and their control with emphasis on effective operating procedures at fires and other emergencies. General education courses are included to prepare the graduate to communicate and work effectively with all levels of society. Completion of the following courses will qualify students to earn the Fire Officer Supervisor Certificate (FOSU-CT): FFP 2120, FFP 2720, FFP 2740, FFP 2810.

The general college admission policy applies to all students entering the Fire Science Technology program.

Graduation Requirements

1. A minimum grade of "C" in all Support and Major courses.
2. Students must complete an End-of-Program Assessment Examination

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Communications - Composition- Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Social and Behavioral Sciences- Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing POS 2041 or POS 2041H or AMH 2020 or AMH 2020H will satisfy the course component of the Civic Literacy Requirement.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Humanities and Fine Arts-Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Mathematics-Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Ethics
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Natural Sciences - Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Science coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Computer/Information Literacy Competency
Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Enhanced World View
Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Civic Literacy
Competency may be demonstrated by completing at least one course from the approved General Education Civic Literacy coursework below (minimum grade of "C" required) AND satisfactory completion of an assessment (exam). This requirement is in compliance with Rule 6A-10.02413 of the Florida Administrative Code.
SUPPORT COURSES Technical Writing (Select 3 credits)

* Course applies towards completion of Fire Officer Supervisor Certificate (FOSU-CT).

Total Credits:
60
Academic Pathways The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term,
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

If you have already started the program,
VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information
Geoffrey Brown
Lead Instructor
727.241.4120
Susan  Demers
Dean

Florida CIP Code

1743020112: Firefighting and Prevention ()

Federal CIP Code

43.0201: Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician.

Continue your education at SPC

SPC's Fire Officer Supervisor Certificate is part of and transfers to our Associate in Science degree in Fire Science Technology. The A.S. degree transfers to SPC's bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration.

Firefighter In-Service Training

St. Petersburg College also offers in-service advanced training for fire professionals at the Fire and Public Safety Training Center and fire stations throughout Pinellas County.

Fire Science Technology A.S. Degree