Fire and Emergency Services Management Degree

Associate of Applied Science
Fire and Emergency Services Management AAS
 Mass Casualty Exercise on the Rockville Campus, May 3, 2018

This curriculum is designed to provide individuals with the principles, theory, and practices associated with state-of-the-art fire science and management, including issues related to tactical fire operations, fire safety, firefighting and emergency services leadership and management, and community fire issues.

Students expand their thinking beyond fire-specific issues in areas related to firefighting through coursework in human resource management, administration, homeland security and emergency/disaster management, fire protection services, safety and prevention, and investigation.

This curriculum is designed to meet the needs of professional and volunteer fire service personnel and those seeking employment in the fire and emergency services.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of building construction and associated fire codes.
  • Apply and discuss water supply management for fire protection systems and fire scene use.
  • Apply chemistry, mathematics, and physics to solve fire protection problems.
  • Identify and differentiate the various forms of fire, their fundamental scientific principles, and their associated mitigation and response strategies.


Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer.

Transfer Opportunities

MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements.

Careers

Graduates of this program typically pursue a career as a firefighter.

Curriculum

Suggested Course Sequence:  Fire and Emergency Services Management

A suggested Fire and Emergency Services Management course sequence for full-time students follows.

A suggested Fire and Emergency Services Management course sequence for full-time students follows.

All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor. Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.

All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.

   

Suggested Course Sequence


All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


* ENGL 101/ENGL 101A, if needed for ENGL 102/ENGL 103, or elective.

 

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