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Associate of Applied Science - AAS

Major: Fire Science - AAS
Chattanooga State Community College
Credit Hours Required: 60

Program Description

Available Beginning Spring 2017!

This degree is designed to address the educational needs of Tennesseans who desire to enter or advance their career within the field of fire science.  The program offers both flexibility for those with prior experience and training while providing a clear path for those who are new to the field of study.  It was designed to incorporate the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) core courses and therefore, meets current, accepted standards of practice within the field of study.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate professionalism, ethics, and the ability to interact with others during academic studies and identify how the skills may be transferred to fire science occupations.
  2. Apply foundational fire science knowledge to “real world” scenarios and describe how the knowledge and skills can be applied to fire science related occupations.
  3. Identify “real world” scenarios in preparation for advancement in fire science related occupations through the application of prevention, response, and risk management knowledge and skills.
  4. Demonstrate professional communication skills in the academic setting and identify how the skills can be transferred to fire science occupations.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to apply problem-solving techniques or methods in a variety of settings to make informed decisions.
Who Should Apply?

This program is designed for today’s emergency workers whose ultimate goal is the preservation of life and property. Because of the diversity and complexity of emergency service work, formal education is playing an increasingly important role in the emergency service field.

Graduates go on to become fire fighters, fire investigators and other fire prevention personnel. Additional training can be obtained through the National Fire Academy. Much of the training at the Fire Academy may be used towards a fire science degree at Chattanooga State.