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Associate of Applied Science, Fire & Emergency Services


Some FIRE courses either require prerequisite courses or department approval.  Although it is not required, it is highly recommended that students be members of a paid or volunteer fire department prior to or shortly after being admitted to the program. For full application instructions please review the information on the Application Procedure webpage.

For full information about our degree program and student learning outcomes, please review the UAA Catalog.

  • General Requirements

    Complete the general course requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees.

    • Oral Communication Skills (3 credits): COMM A111 (3), COMM A235 (3), COMM A237 (3), OR COMM A241 (3)
    • Written Communication Skills (6 credits): WRTG A111 (3)                                                                                                     AND WRTG 211A (3), WRTG A212 (3), WRTG A213 (3), OR WRTG A214 (3)
    • MATH A105 or higher (3 credits)
    • Social Sciences (3 credits): PS, PSY, or SOC 
    • Natural Science w/ Lab (4 credits)
  • Program Requirements

    In order to progress within the Associate of Applied Science in Fire and Emergency Services Technology program, students must earn a satisfactory grade (C or higher or P) in all FIRE and EMT courses required for the degree.

    • EMT A130 Emergency Medical Technician I (8 credits)
    • FIRE A101 Principles of Emergency Services (3 credits)
    • FIRE A105 Fire Prevention (3 credits)
    • FIRE A121 Fire Behavior and Combustion (3 credits) 
    • FIRE A206 Building Construction Issues Related to Fire Protection (3 credits)
    • FIRE A214 Fire Protection Systems (3 credits)
    • FIRE A221 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival (3 credits)
    • FIRE A295 Fire and Emergency Services Practicum * (3 credits)
  • Elective Requirements

    Complete 12 elective credits. These electives can be from the FEST program listed below (FIRE and EMT), advisor approved electives**, or GERs for a Baccalaureate Degree. 

    • EMT A110 Emergency Medical Technician I
    • EMT A230 Emergency Medical Technician II
    • EMT A231 Emergency Medical Technician III
    • FIRE A107 Strategy and Tactics of Fire Suppression
    • FIRE A111 Principles of Fire and Emergency Service Administration
    • FIRE A117 Rescue Practices
    • FIRE A123 Fire Investigation I
    • FIRE A131 Firefighter I, Series I
    • FIRE A133 Firefighter I, Series II
    • FIRE A135 Firefighter I, Series III
    • FIRE A137 Firefighter I, Series IV
    • FIRE A151 Wildland Fire Control I
    • FIRE A155 Wildland Fire Behavior 
    • FIRE A157 Wildland Air Operatives & Safety 
    • FIRE A159 Wildland Fire Operations Function
    • FIRE A170 Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services
    • FIRE A190 Selected Topics in Fire and Emergency Services
    • FIRE A201 Principles of Emergency Management
    • FIRE A202 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply
    • FIRE A203 Hazardous Materials Chemistry 
    • FIRE A216 Methods of Instruction for Fire & Emergency Services 
    • FIRE A220 Legal Aspects of Emergency Services
    • FIRE A223 Fire Investigation II 
    • FIRE A230 Fire Department Organizational Theory and Behavior
    • FIRE A231 Firefighter II

    * Placement in FIRE A295 requires departmental approval and will require various documentation which may include background checks, proof of immunizations, release forms, proof of insurance and others as dictated by individual sites.

    ** Advisor-approved electives will have a fire/emergency services relevance or will be preparatory classes for other healthcare-related fields of study (e.g. paramedic, nursing, PA, etc.).

A total of 60 credits is required for the degree.