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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.

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 2017-2018

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.

Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement 6
Humanities and Social Science Requirement 3
Subtotal 9

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
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)
Fire Science Electives
Complete 24 credits from any of the following Fire Science courses:


FSC 110 Rope I
FSC 111 Rope II
FSC 112 Rope III
FSC 118 Swift Water Rescue for First Responders
FSC 125 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 
(FESHE Non-Core)
FSC 130 Strength and Fitness for Fire Science
FSC 149 Fire Operations I
FSC 150 Fire Operations II
FSC 153 Hazardous Materials
FSC 154 Advanced Fire Prevention
FSC 160 Wildland Firefighting
FSC 163 Fire Apparatus and Equipment
FSC 168 Special Hazard Tactical Problems
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 173 Records and Reports
FSC 174 Fire Investigation I (FESHE Non-Core)
FSC 180 Driver Training for Fire Science
FSC 189 Current Issues in Fire Science
FSC 230 Fire Investigation II (FESHE Non-Core)
FSC 249 Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency
Services (FESHE Non-Core)
FSC 250 Principles of Fire and Emergency Service
Administration (FESHE Non-Core)
FSC 252 Fire Service Strategy and Tactics (FESHE Non-Core)
FSC 253 Legal Aspects of Emergency Services 
(FESHE Non-Core)
FSC 260 Fire and Emergency Services Instructor I
FSC 270 Leadership I for Fire Services Executives
FSC 271 Leadership II for Fire Services Executives
FSC 272 Leadership III for Fire Services Executives
FSC 273 Leadership IV for Fire Services Executives
FSC 274 Leadership V for Fire Services Executives
FSC 280 Fire Chief Preparation
Subtotal 42

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
STU/MGT 230 Dynamics of Leadership 3
WRT 101 English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
WRT 102 English Composition II [SUN# ENG 1102] 3
CSA 100 Computer Literacy 1
Subtotal 10
Total 61
* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Written Communication - WRT 101 and 102 fulfill this requirement; Humanities and Social Science - MGT/STU 230 fulfills 3 credits of this requirement, complete a course from the Humanities/Fine Arts or the Social Science category; Compter & Information Literacy - CSA 100 fulfills this requirement; Special Requirement - MGT/STU 230 fulfills this requirement.