Fire Science Technology Associate in Science
Climb the ladder in your department with an extensive program that gives you a full education in tactical fire suppression techniques, leadership and fire-prevention practices. You’ll be in the front seat taking command before you know it.
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS): Associate in Science
- Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT): Technical Certificate
- Fire Academy: Career Certificate
- Fire Academy/EMT Combined: Career Certificate
- Fire Officer Supervisor: Technical Certificate
- Paramedic Technology: Technical Certificate
- Construction Apprenticeship Fire Sprinkler System Technology: Career Certificate
Getting Started: Fall Term 2021
June 14: Financial Aid
Aug. 16: Application
Aug. 23: Classes Begin
Why Seminole State?
- Affordable tuition: Earn a state university education at about half the cost.
- Small class sizes: With classes of 30 or less, you don’t have to learn in an auditorium.
- Online degree option: Most courses for our A.S. degrees are offered in person and online, so you can study when and where you want.
- Seamless transition: Most A.S. graduates earn credits that can be applied to a bachelor's degree at Seminole State or at the University of Central Florida through DirectConnect™ to UCF.*
- Job Placement: According to state data, most Seminole State A.S. programs have placement rates above 90 percent.
*A.S. students who are planning to transfer to bachelor's degree programs should meet with a counselor, advisor or specialist to make sure the required courses are taken and the entry requirements are met.
Your tuition shouldn’t go against your intuition.
Your pursuit of higher education is admirable. So why struggle with high tuition in the process? Here we make life’s next steps affordable. Whether you’re seeking a university transfer (A.A.) degree, a four-year bachelor’s, an Associate in Science degree or even earning a technical certificate, you’ll find reasonable tuition and great value. And to us, that’s scholarly.
In fact, a full-time college education at Seminole State is more than $10,000 less each year than most state universities.
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Tuition and Fee Comparison*
|Tuition and Fees||$3,131||$6,380||$6,538||$6,379|
|Room and Board||-0-||$10,590||$11,088||$10,300|
|Books and Supplies||$1,000||$890||$1,000||$1,200|
For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2020-21 fee schedule.
* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.
Firefighters apply highly specialized skills and techniques to protect the communities they serve. Often the first responders at a crisis scene, firefighters assess and address medical, vehicle and hazardous materials emergencies and provide natural disaster support. Fire science careers include roles as firefighters, fire investigators and fire inspectors with specializations in emergency management, homeland security and forensics.
In addition to community fire departments, graduates are qualified for government installations at airports and positions in private firefighting companies. They are also eligible for roles as fire inspectors, investigators, forest rangers and smoke jumpers.
For career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.
Employment in this field is expected to grow by nine percent between 2010 and 2020 (sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics).
College Credit Certificates
Students pursuing this degree may also obtain the Fire Officer I college credit certificate.
Florida State Certifications
The A.S. Fire Science Technology Program's curriculum includes courses that meet state requirements to prepare students for certifications as a:
- Florida Certified Pump Operator
- Fire Instructor
- Fire Investigator
- Fire Officer
- Fire Safety Inspector
Students who have completed previous Florida firefighter, fire officer or fire inspector training may be eligible for up to 33 articulated credits toward this program. Students must complete a minimum of 15 credits at Seminole State to qualify.