Fire Science Technician Degree | ECTC

Fire Science Technician Degree

Associates in Applied Science
Fire/Rescue Technology

General Education:

Course Credit Notes
Heritage/Humanities 3  
Quantitative Reasoning 3  
Natural Sciences 3  
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3  
Written Communications 3  
General Education Subtotal: 15  

Core Technical Courses:

Course Credit Notes
Digital Literacy 0-3 Or digital literacy exam; required for KCTCS degree
FIR 101 Basic Firefighting I 3  
FIR 102 Basic Firefighting II 3  
FIR 103 Basic Firefighting III 3  
FIR 104 Basic Firefighting IV 3  
FIR 105 Fire Supression 3 Prereq: FIR 101, 102, 103 & 104
FIR 106 Intro to Special Responses 3  
FIR 107 Intro to Rescue & Patient Care 3  
FIR 230 Emergency Medical Technician OR
FIR 215 Emergency Medical Responder AND
FIR 200-Level Elective
6
(3)
(3)
 
TECHNICAL COURSES SUBTOTAL: 27-30  

Electives:

Complete a total of 18 credit hours of electives from the following list.

Course Credit Notes
FIR 198 Practicum 6 Prereq: FIR 105 or Instructor Consent
FIR 202 Fire Instructor I 3 Prereq: Instructor Consent
FIR 203 Fire Instructor II 3 Prereq: FIR 202 or Instructor Consent
FIR 205 Fire Officer I 3 Prereq: Instructor Consent
FIR 206 Fire Officer II 3 Prereq: FIR 205 or Instructor Consent
FIR 210 Aircraft Rescue Firefighting 3  
FIR 212 Driver/Operator - Pumper 3 Prereq: Instructor Consent
FIR 213 Driver/Operator - Aerial 3 Prereq: Instructor Consent
FIR 225 Special Topics in Fire Science 1-3 Prereq: Instructor Consent
FIR 230 Emergency Medical Technician 6  
FIR 260 Principles of Emergency Services 3  
FIR 261 Building Construction 3 Prereq: FIR 260 or Instructor Consent
FIR 262 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3 Prereq: FIR 260 or Instructor Consent
FIR 263 Fire Service Safety & Wellness 3 Prereq: FIR 260 or Instructor Consent
FIR 264 Fire Prevention 3 Prereq: FIR 260 or Instructor Consent
FIR 265 Fire Protection Systems 3 Prereq: FIR 260 or Instructor Consent
FIR 280 Fire Service Legal Aspects 3 Prereq: Instructor Consent
FIR 281 Fire Service Administration 3 Prereq: Instructor Consent
FIR 282 Strategy and Tactics 3 Prereq: Instructor Consent
TECHNICAL CORE SUBTOTAL: 18  
DEGREE TOTAL: 60-63  

NOTE: All FIR course are available in modules; see course description section.

For a list of KCTCS general education classes in each category, go to https://kctcs.edu/education-training/course-catalog/2020-2021-KCTCS-Catalog.pdf, pp. 67-71.
Or KCTCS homepage (kctcs.edu) > education & training > course catalog > 2020-21 catalog > pp. 67-71.

Revised April 2021