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2018 - 2019 Catalog

Fire Science Technology - AAS


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Program Code: AAS.25731

Each of the tracks in the Fire Science Technology Associate degree program is designed to provide vocational and technical skills which will provide the educational credentials for employment or promotional opportunities. 

Track 1: Fire Fighter Technician

As a student you will embrace a wide range of knowledge leading to the control or prevention of fire and the handling of hazardous materials. As a Fire Fighter, you will respond to emergency calls, control and extinguish fires, mitigate hazards, protect life and property, and maintain equipment. You will be responsible for proper use and maintenance of equipment, educating the public, responding to emergencies and developing pre-incident plans to protect the community against loss of life and property.

Track 2: Emergency Medical Services

This program track is designed for the entering college student, the professional fire fighter and persons employed in a broad range of occupations related to fire science and safety. As an Emergency Medical Technician, you will provide basic emergency prehospital care to patients involved in accidents, injuries, or sudden illness. Places of employment include fire and police departments, rescue operations, ambulance services, hospitals, and industrial sites.

Track 3: Leadership and Training

Technical competency prepares students for managerial and leadership positions in municipal, industrial or business entities. You will provide the command and educational functions for public or private entities. Responsibiliites include all major functions at emergency scenes, training of personnel, safety and overall management of resources.

Track One - Fire Fighter Technician


Total Semester Credits: 13


Winter First Year:


Total Semester Credits: 12


Total Semester Credits: 9


Fall Second Year:


Total Semester Credits: 15


Winter Second Year:


Total Semester Credits: 13


Total Credits: 62/64


Track Two - Emergency Medical Services


Fall First Year:


Total Semester Credits: 12


Total Semester Credits: 12


Total Semester Credits: 9


Fall Second Year:


Total Semester Credits: 12


Winter Second Year:


Total Semester Credits: 12


Spring Second Year:


  • ELE — General Education Credits: 5

Total Semester Credits: 5


Total Credits: 62/64


Track Three - Leadership and Training


Total Semester Credits: 12


Winter First Year:


Total Semester Credits: 11/12


Total Semester Credits: 9


Fall Second Year:


Total Semester Credits: 12


Winter Second Year:


Total Semester Credits: 12


Spring Second Year:


Total Semester Credits: 6


Total Credits: 62/64


Notations


  1. A “C” (2.0) minimum grade is required in Fire Science Core courses and Approved Electives for a degree. Students must also complete one of the three Tracks for a degree. A “C” (2.0) minimum grade is required for the listed courses of the tracks for a degree.

  2. Track 1 and Track 3 Registration Details: The Fire Science Coordinator can provide you with the information you are looking for. Call (989) 686-9020 or email firesci@delta.edu.

  3. Track 2 Registration Details: The Delta College Fire Science Technology program webpage should be able to provide you with registration requirements. If you need assistance in your pursuit of a degree, contact the Fire Science Coordinator, call (989) 686-9020 or email firesci@delta.edu.

  4. Approved electives can be any combination of courses in the other tracks in this degree and other FST certificate and degree options and those listed as approved electives.

  5. Academic credit for past training (credit by training) may be granted for State certified training. Contact the Fire Science Coordinator for information on credit for past training, call (989) 686-9020 or email firesci@delta.edu.

  6. 3 + 1 degree options are available.  Contact the Counseling & Advising Office - D102 for more information.
  7. General electives must be 100 level or above courses.
  8. Students pursuing Company Officer I & II (CO I & II) certification through the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council must complete the following courses: FST 102W , FST 120W  , FST 211  , FST 280W  , FST 301  , FST 307  .  All FST courses required for CO I & II are registered with the MFFTC.

  9.  Students pursuing Fire Officer III certification through the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council must complete FST 302 FST 303 FST 304  and FST 308  . All FST courses required for Fire Officer III are registered with the MFFTC.

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