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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Fire Science - A.A.S.


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The College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree as a career ladder for persons who have successfully completed the Technical Certificate in Fire Science Technology. For more information refer to the Health Sciences Associate of Applied Science Degrees  section in the catalog.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

General Education Requirements - Credits (15-16)


Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60-61)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements

Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career Beginning Salary Experienced Salary
Firefighter $21,860 $56,490
Fire Inspector/Investigator $34,110 $73,430

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

Degree Works, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the Degree Works audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (18)


  • Fire Science Elective (See List Above) Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (18)


  • Fire Science Elective (See List Above) Credits: (3)
  • Fire Science Elective (See List Above) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (13-14)


  • Fire Science Elective (See List Above) Credits: (3)
  • Fire Science Elective (See List Above) Credits: (3)
  • Fire Science Elective (See List Above) Credits: (3)
  • Math OR Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3-4)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (12)


  • Fire Science Elective (See List Above) Credits: (3)
  • Fire Science Elective (See List Above) Credits: (3)
  • Fire Science Elective (See List Above) Credits: (3)

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