2023-2024 Catalog 
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2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Science and EMS, A.A.S.

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JJC Program Code: FS300

ICCB Program Code: NSCI 0030

The Fire Science and EMS program combines EMS training, firefighter certification and a liberal arts education to assure maximum employability. Graduates of the program go on to professional careers in the fire service as cross-trained firefighter/EMT's and firefighter/paramedics.  A 21st century firefighter battles fewer flames than previous generations while pre-hospital emergency care takes up more of their day.  They still train hard to extinguish fires, save lives and teach the public about fire safety. The salary and benefits for a career firefighter/paramedic vary. Current salaries increasingly reflect the respect this profession holds in both public safety and healthcare.

Completion Guide

For advisor information and a sample schedule by semester, view our completion guide. 

Major Core Requirements: 25 Semester Hours

Registration for all major core coursework in this degree program can only be done through department secretary after advisory meeting with EMS/Fire faculty advisor.

Major Core Electives: 18 Semester Hours

Select from the following (please note that for most students, EMS 101 serves as a required pre-requisite to EMS 200.  See faculty advisor for details):

Total Required Hours: 62 Semester Hours

Includes Online Courses

This program includes the option for distance education courses (online and/or hybrid).

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