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Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) - AAS

Associate of Applied Science

Learn firefighting skills, prepare for the day-to-day demands of the profession and learn to cope with challenges in the field.  This degree prepares students to move toward managerial and command positions. 

Special Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admission. See an advisor for details.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this degree?

Career options: Seek employment or increase promotional opportunities in the fire service.

Academic options: While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements 2018-2019

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses. * A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Mathematics or Science Requirement
  NOTE:  The Math Competency must be met.
Arts and Humanities Requirement 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement 3
Subtotal 9

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
EMT 100* Emergency Medical Technology 9
Fire Academy
FSC 110 Rope I 0.75
FSC 130 Strength and Fitness for Fire Science 1
FSC 149 Fire Operations I 4
FSC 150 Fire Operations II 4
FSC 153 Hazardous Materials 1.5
FSC 160 Wildland Firefighting 2
FSC 173 Records and Reports 0.5
FESHE courses
FSC 101 Principles of Emergency Services (FESHE Core) 3
FSC 120 Fire Behavior and Combustion (FESHE Core) 3
FSC 123 Building Construction Related to the Fire Service 
(FESHE Core)
FSC 124 Fire Prevention (FESHE Core) 3
FSC 126 Fire Protection Systems in the Fire Service 
(FESHE Core)
FSC 127 Principles of Emergency Services Safety
and Survival (FESHE Core)
FSC 174 Fire Investigation I (FESHE Non-Core) 3
FSC 252 Fire Service Strategy and Tactics (FESHE Non-Core) 3
Subtotal 46.75
Fire Science Electives
Electives that may be used to substitute certain classes in
Required Core section. Contact the fire science program office
or Fire Program Advisor for more details.


FSC 111 Rope II 0.75
FSC 112 Rope III 0.75
FSC 118 Swift Water Rescue for First Responders 1
FSC 125 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply (FESHE Non-Core) 2.5
FSC 128 Incident Safety Officer 1
FSC 163 Fire Apparatus and Equipment 3
FSC 168 Special Hazard Tactical Problems 3
FSC 170
      FSC 170A   
and FSC 170B   
and FSC 170C   
Fire Science Leadership

   Fire Science Leadership I
   Fire Science Leadership II
   Fire Science Leadership III
FSC 180             Driver Training for Fire Science 3
FSC 249 Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency
Services (FESHE Non-Core)
FSC 260 Fire and Emergency Services Instructor I 2
FSC 270 Leadership I for Fire Services Executives 1
FSC 271 Leadership II for Fire Services Executives 1
FSC 272 Leadership III for Fire Services Executives 1
FSC 273 Leadership IV for Fire Services Executives 1
FSC 274 Leadership V for Fire Services Executives 1
FSC 280 Fire Chief Preparation 4
FSC 289 Current Issues in Fire Science 2

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CMN 120 Business and Professional Communication 3
WRT 101 English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
or  WRT 154   Career Communication
Subtotal 6
Total 61.75

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Communication - WRT 101 or 154 fulfill this requirement; Other Requirements - CMN 120 fulfills this requirement; Special Requirement - CMN 120 fulfills this requirement.