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Fire Service Management

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Fire Service Management can be used by professional firefighters for promotional opportunities within the Fire Services. The program provides courses for experienced professional firefighters who desire to learn advanced fireground tactics and strategy, building construction, practical incident command, supervisory training of personnel, public administration, basic finance, and human resource management. Students can select from a variety of fire science electives to meet their professional goals. The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Fire Service Management is also available.

Details

Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Plan
Fire Service Management (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3207
Total credits required
67-72
Catalog Year
2024-2025
Effective Term
Fall 2024
Admissions criteria

Permission of the Program Director.

Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate management principles as they pertain to evaluation, supervision, discipline, delegation, and assignments.
  2. Manage a variety of emergency incidents based on standard procedures.
  3. Evaluate human resource practices including recruitment and selection, evaluation, compensation, supervision, and discipline of fire service personnel.
  4. Analyze the methods of providing for firefighter safety in a variety of incidents.
  5. Demonstrate the critical thinking, mental, and emotional skills needed to manage emergency incidents.
  6. Practice industry accepted professional and ethical behavior related to fire service.
  7. Collaborate effectively with members of a team to achieve goals.
  8. Communicate efficiently and effectively with members of diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner.
  9. Apply relevant knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to seek career opportunities in the field.

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers

$65,490

* Wage information sourced from the . Updated May 2022.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3
3
Critical course Gateway course 3
3
Critical course OR Equivalent or higher level mathematics course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area MA 3鈥6
or
or Critical course FYC or FYC 3
or
or 1鈥3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3
3
3
OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0鈥3
or
or FYC or FYC 3
or
or
or
or or or is recommended SB or SB or L or SB 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Critical course 6
5
3
is recommended SB 3
or
or , or , or ( AND ) is recommended SG or SQ 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Students should select 3-9 additional credit hours of Fire Science Technology courses in consultation with a Program Director 3
Students should select 3-9 additional credit hours of Fire Science Technology courses in consultation with a Program Director 0鈥3
Students should select 3-9 additional credit hours of Fire Science Technology courses in consultation with a Program Director 0鈥3
HU 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD鈥檚 for additional details regarding the requirements of this award .

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.