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Fire Science Major

The Associate of Applied Science

Contact Information
Leah Gray
(731) 425-2606
Leah Gray 

Program and Career Description

The Fire Science Degree is designed to address the educational needs of Tennesseeans who desire to enter or advance their career within the field of fire science. The program offers both flexibility for those with prior experience and training while providing a clear path for those who are new to the field of study. It was designed to incorporate the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) core courses and therefore, meets current, accepted standards of practice within the field of study.

Admission Requirements

The Fire Science program has specific admission requirements:

  1. Be admitted to the college.  
  2. Meet with Director for evaluation of previous fire experience.  Some certifications may be considered for prior learning experience. 

Additional Information

The Jackson State Community College Fire Science Program courses meet current, accepted standards of practice within the field of study for Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE).

Jackson State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 

Estimated Salary Range
Career Experienced Salary Range
Firefighter $28,990

Data provided by Jobs4TN. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Program Requirements

Communication Requirement
ENGL 1010 English Composition I

Choose ONE Humanities Course
ART 2000 Art History Survey I
ART 2020 Art History Survey II
ART 1035 Introduction to Art
COMM 1851 Introduction to Film
ENGL 2055 African-American Literature
ENGL 2110 Early American Literature
ENGL 2120 Modern American Literature
ENGL 2210 Early British Literature
ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature
ENGL 2310 Early World Literature
ENGL 2320 Modern World Literature
HUM 1010 Early Humanities
HUM 1020 Modern Humanities
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Social/Behavioral Science Requirement
PSYC 1030 General Psychology

Choose ONE Natural Science or Mathematics Course
CHEM 1110  General Chemistry I
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics
Additional General Education Course
COMM 2025   Fundamentals of Communication

Major Required Courses
FIRE 2335 Strategy and Tactics
FIRE 2310 Fire Protection Systems
FIRE 1310 Principles of Emergency Services
FIRE 1320 Principles of Fire & Emergency Service Safety & Survival
FIRE 1330 Fire Prevention
FIRE 2330 Fire Behavior and Combustion
FIRE 2320 Building Construction
FIRE 1325 Fire Investigation I
INFS 1010 Computer Applications

Concentration Courses
Students will choose one of the following tracks

Administrative Leadership Track

FIRE 2360 Safety and Health for Emergency Services
FIRE 2340 Leadership Development
FIRE 2370 Public and Life Safety Education
FIRE 2380 Legal Aspects of Emergency Services
FIRE 2385 Fire Investigation II
FIRE Elective

Firefighter Track
FIRE 2360 Safety and Health for Emergency Services
FIRE 1315 Rescue Awareness
FIRE 2325 Hydraulics and Water Supply
FIRE 2375 Hazardous Material Chemistry
FIRE 2355 Hazardous Material I
FIRE Elective

Note: COL 1030 College to Career Navigation, is not a program requirement, but it is a class that is strongly recommended to enhance the student's college and career success.

Sample Schedule

First Semester
Number Course Name Credits
  Humanities Course 3
  Natural Science or Math Course 3
FIRE 1310 Principles of Emergency Services 3
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
INFS 1010
 
Computer Applications 3
  Total Credits 16
Second Semester
Number Course Name Credits
FIRE 1320

Principles of Fire & Emergency Services Safety

3
FIRE 1330 Fire Prevention 3
FIRE 2310 Fire Protection Systems 3
FIRE 2360 Safety and Health for Emergency Services 3
PSYC 1030 General Psychology 3
  Total Credits 15
Third Semester
Number Course Name Credits
FIRE 2335

Strategy and Tactics

3
FIRE 1325

Fire Investigation I

3
FIRE 2340 or
FIRE 1315

Leadership Development or
Rescue Awareness

3
FIRE 2370 or
FIRE 2325

Public and Life Safety Education or
Hydraulics and Water Supply

3
COMM 2025

Fundamentals of Communication

3
  Total Credits 15
Fourth Semester
Number Course Name Credits
FIRE 2330

Fire Behavior and Combustion

3
FIRE 2320

Building Construction

3
FIRE 2380 or
FIRE 2375

Legal Aspects of Emer Services or
Hazardous Material Chemistry

3
FIRE 2385 or
FIRE 2355

Fire Investigation II or
Hazardous Material I

3
FIRE XXXX

Fire Elective

3
  Total Credits 15