AAS, Fire Technology

Fire Suppression

The Associate of Applied Science, Fire Technology is designed for individuals who wish to advance their careers in fire fighting or fire prevention. Students completing the Fire and Rescue Academy may also apply their academy credits toward completion of this degree. For those interested in a career in fire prevention or fire suppression systems, we recommend this degree with additional certificate courses in fire suppression systems.


Students completing the degree will:

  • Define the All Hazards approach and interdisciplinary relationships in the modern emergency service environment.
  • Describe the elements and governmental levels of the National Response Framework specific to the Incident Command System (ICS), National Incident Management System (NIMS), Emergency Operations Center (EOC) functions, and through practical application, the principles of emergency mitigation, response and recovery.
  • Identify and define the physical, mental, interpersonal and leadership aspects that have resulted from the multifaceted evolution of the emergency services professions and the ability to function cohesively amongst diverse ethnicity and backgrounds of people within the services and communities.

Note: This degree/certificate leads to professional licensure. Licensing requirements vary by state/territory and relocating could impact whether you will meet eligibility requirements for licensure. Please visit our Professional Licensure Programs page for full details on State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.

AAS degrees are generally non-transfer degrees that are designed for students to enter the workforce.

To earn an AAS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Select one of the following:
Composition I
and Composition II
Composition I for International Students
and Composition II For International Students
Human Relations3
Principles of Management
Quantitative Reasoning3
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)
Introduction to Environmental Science
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science3
Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Diversity 1[3]
Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies
Degree Requirements
BUS 107Business Speech Communications3
FS 150Physical Fitness and Nutrition for Fire Service3
FT 100Introduction to Emergency Services3
FT 122Codes/Ordinances I3
FT 125Build Construction I3
FT 200Leadership and Ethics in Emergency Service3
SOC 110Conflict Resolution3
Elective Requirements
Select 15 units from the following:15
Emergency Medical Technician Training
Firefighter I Academy
Basic Wildland Firefighting
Fire Prevention I
Hazardous Materials
Total Units60
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
English 3 3
Elective 3 3
MATH 120 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 3
FT 200 Leadership and Ethics in Emergency Service 3
FS 150 Physical Fitness and Nutrition for Fire Service 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
English 3 3
ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
FT 100 Introduction to Emergency Services 3
Social Science/Diversity 3 3
SOC 110 Conflict Resolution 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
FT 125 Build Construction I 3
FT 122 Codes/Ordinances I 3
U.S. & Nevada Constitution 3 3
 Semester Total12
4th semester
Elective 3 6
 Semester Total6
5th semester
BUS 107 Business Speech Communications 3
MGT 201 Principles of Management 3
Select 6 units of electives from the approved list: 3 6
 Semester Total12
 Total Units60