Fire Science Technology

Program Goals Statement

This program will prepare a new student for a career in the public fire service or private fire science field, such as the insurance industry, as well as foster career advancements of current firefighters. Degree gives a solid background in the Fire Science core curriculum and general education.

Program Information

  • Courses are offered both days and evenings.
  • Courses delivered via traditional classroom or online.

Recommended Electives

  • CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice; CRJ 221 Juvenile Offenders; CRJ 256 Criminal Investigation; FIR 158 Plans Review; FIR 170 Emergency Care I; FIR 171 Emergency Care II; FIR 254 Report Writing; FIR 255 Related Fire Codes and Ordinances; FIR 260 Juvenile Fire Awareness.

After Bristol

  • Graduates are serving as local fire chiefs, captains, lieutenants, firefighters, fire inspectors, fire investigators, and insurance inspectors.
  • Recent graduates have transferred to baccalaureate programs in Fire Science at Salem State College, Anna Maria College, and Providence College.
  • If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, visit the Transfer Affairs website at BristolCC.edu/transfer

Infused General Education Competencies

Multicultural Perspective

Degree Requirements

General Courses

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
21-22

Elective Courses

Course #
Title
Credits
Fire Science Information Literacy Elective  +
0 - 3
Sub-Total Credits
4-7

Program Electives

Course #
Title
Credits
Fire Science Program Electives  +
6 - 8
Sub-Total Credits
6-8
Total credits:
60

Course Sequencing

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
16
Item #
Title
Credits
Fire Science Information Literacy Elective  +
0 - 3
Fire Science Program Electives  +
6 - 8
Sub-Total Credits
12-17

Overview

Program

Degree

Associate in Science

Campus

Degree Offered

Associate in Science in Fire Science Technology

Program Contact

Stephen Rivard
Program Coordinator
Stephen.Rivard@BristolCC.edu

Sarmad Saman
Dean of STEM
Sarmad.Saman@BristolCC.edu