Course Catalog

Fire Science Technology - FST2 Diploma

Program Description: The Fire Science Diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare fire service personnel at all levels to become better officers and leaders. The program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain and upgrade present knowledge and skills. Completion of the program of study leads to a Diploma in Fire Science.

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  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Start Terms:

  • This program begins each Fall and Spring semester on the Valdosta campus.
Gainful Employment Information
General Core Courses 8
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
Choose One of the Following (2 Hours) 2
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development 2
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
Occupational Courses 47
FRSC 1100 Introduction to the Fire Service 3
FRSC 1110 Fire Administration Supervision and Leadership 3
FRSC 1121 Firefighting Strategy and Tactics 3
FRSC 1132 Fire Service Instructor 4
FRSC 1141 Hazardous Materials Operations 4
FRSC 1151 Fire Prevention and Inspection 4
FRSC 1161 Fire Service Safety and Loss Control 3
FRSC 2100 Fire Administration Management 3
FRSC 2110 Fire Service Hydraulics 3
FRSC 2120 Fire Protection Systems 3
FRSC 2130 Fire Service Building Construction 3
FRSC 2141 Incident Command 4
FRSC 2170 Fire and Arson Investigation 4
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
COLL 1010 College and Career Success Skills 3
COMP 2000 Intro. to Technology and Computer Application 3
Faculty & Staff
Program Chair

Paramedic and Fire Science Program Coordinator, Valdosta Campus


Fire Science Technology Instructor, Valdosta Campus

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