Programs

Fire Science Technology

Associate in Applied Science, A.A.S.

 

The Fire Science Technology Program follows the FEMA national curriculum based on the National Fire Academy FESHE (Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education) model for professional training and education in the fire service. Students receive enhanced technical exposure in a variety of topics beyond the core model. Students matriculated in the program may be eligible to receive up to 27 credits* for prior earned New Jersey state certifications in prevention, suppression and Emergency Medical Services (EMT).

 

Program Goals:

  • To prepare students to understand building construction techniques and code requirements and the relationship of both fire prevention and suppression

  • To prepare students to understand fire department organizations and management models applied in effective emergency service organizations

  • To prepare students to understand and implement support functions in suppression, investigation and hazard control

Fire Science Technology
Administration Option, Associate in Science, AS 

  

The Fire Science Administration option is intended for those who seek to transfer to a four year institution for the purpose of earning a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science. The program adheres to the core requirements of the Department of Homeland Security guidelines for fire science in the Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum. Students completing this program may also earn certifications in Fire Code Enforcement and Emergency Medical Service. Students transferring to a four year school offering a bachelor of Fire Science will be entering the third year program and will have the ability to complete the degree on a four year plan.  

 

Articulation agreements are in place with the following:

  • New Jersey City University

  • Holy Family University

  • University Of Maryland –University College

  • American Public University (expected spring 15)

 

*The following State of NJ Certificates** shall be given college credits to be used to meet the requirements for the degree:

         

NJ Fire Fighter I Certification - 3 credits FIR 101

NJ Firefighter II Certification – 3 CreditsFIR-106

NJ EMT B Certification - 6 credits EMT-101

NJ Fire Officer 1 – 3 creditsFIR-235

IAAI Basic Investigation – 3 creditsFIR-202

 

*The following Division of Forestry certificate shall be given college credits to be used to meet the requirements for the degree:

          NWCG Wild-Land Firefighter- 3 credits as FIR-101 or FIR-106

 

**Students must present the certificate(s) to the coordinator of the Fire Science Program.   Fire Science Certificates through credit by assessment and pay the associated fees.