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Fire Science Technology (EP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The A.A.S. degree in Fire Science Technology prepares students to perform the duties of a line officer.  As students progress, they will also complete the requirements for two certificates; Fire Suppression Technician and Company Officer.  Students typically complete the Fire Suppression Technician certificate first which qualifies them for a lead firefighter position with most fire departments.  As students gain experience and continue their education they will earn a Company Officer certificate.  The course work also prepares students to take promotional exams.

Student must be 18 years of age or meet the requirements for eligibility under Hennepin Technical College’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) standards. 

 

Award Outcomes

Analyze principles of fire control

Utilize personnel, equipment and extinguishing agents on the fire ground

Demonstrate an understanding of the principle of fire development

Apply knowledge of hydraulic principles for water supply

Identify principles for leadership

Utilize knowledge of building construction principles, fire protection systems and fire prevention codes to affect a safe community

Identify hazardous materials and properties

Outline effective emergency scene operations

Apply information management concepts to fire protection administration

Utilize effective written communication

Demonstrate effective incident management practices

Career Opportunities

Fire Science graduates may perform a variety of jobs in the fire protection family.  Titles may include Firefighter, Driver Operator, Inspector or Fire Investigator.  Higher level positions, requiring experience and exams, are Fire Marshal, Lieutenant, Captain, District Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief and Chief of Department.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 40 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FRPT1060Fire Department Occupational Health and Safety

2

FRPT1100Fire Fighter I

5

FRPT1105Fire Fighter II

2

FRPT1110Fire Instructor I

2

FRPT1120Fire Officer I

2

FRPT1125Fire Investigation I

2

FRPT1130Fire Inspector I

2

FPRT1136Principles of Emergency Services

2

FRPT1155Fire Protection Systems

2

FRPT1161Building Construction for the Fire Service

3

FRPT1165Apparatus Operator

3

FRPT1176Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational

2

FRPT2110Strategy and Tactics

2

FRPT2115Fire Officer II

2

EMSV1050Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder)

3

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CPLT1100Computer Essentials

3

General Education Required 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2130Public Speaking

3

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

PHIL2100Critical Thinking for College Success

3

or

Choose 1 course from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

 

PHIL2200Ethics

3

or

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

 

Choose 1 course from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Technical Studies Elective 5 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Recommended:

EMSV1100Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

6

FRPT1240Emergency Response Operations

1

FRPT2105Fire Instructor II

2

FRPT2120Fire Investigation II

2

FRPT2125Fire Inspector II

2

FRPT2130Fire Officer III

2

FRPT2140Personnel Management for Fire Department Services

3

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Semester Sequence

Offered at Eden Prairie Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FRPT1060Fire Department Occupational Health and Safety

2

FRPT1100Fire Fighter I

5

FPRT1136Principles of Emergency Services

2

FRPT1161Building Construction for the Fire Service

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials

3

Total Credits  15

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
EMSV1050Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder)

3

FRPT1105Fire Fighter II

2

FRPT1165Apparatus Operator

3

FRPT1176Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational

2

FRPT2110Strategy and Tactics

2

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

Total Credits 15

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FRPT1110Fire Instructor I

2

FRPT1120Fire Officer I

2

FRPT1130Fire Inspector I

2

FRPT1155Fire Protection Systems

2

PHIL2100Critical Thinking for College Success

3

or

Choose 1 course from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

PHIL2200Ethics

3

or

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

Choose 1 course from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

Total Credits  17

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FRPT1125Fire Investigation I

2

FRPT2115Fire Officer II

2

Technical Studies Electives

5

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

Total Credits 13

MnTC Goal Area 2

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2040Introduction to Forensic Science

3

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

PHIL2100Critical Thinking for College Success

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

PHYS2015Introductory Physics II

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

MnTC Goal Area 5

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

HIST1400Contemporary World History

3

POLI1000Introduction to American Government and Politics

3

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI2120Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

SOCI2130Food and Society

3

SOCI2200Race in America

3

Technical Studies Electives

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Recommended:

FRPT1240Emergency Response Operations

1

FRPT2105Fire Instructor II

2

FRPT2120Fire Investigation II

2

FRPT2125Fire Inspector II

2

FRPT2130Fire Officer III

2

FRPT2140Personnel Management for Fire Department Services

3

EMSV1100Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

6

Choose a Total of:  5 Credits

Graduation (60 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice. This listing is to be used strictly as an advising tool.


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