Associate in Applied Science in Emergency Response and Operations

Firefighter

Degree Information

Academic Plan Code

3112

Credits

46–49

Emergency Response and Operations Track IV Fire Science

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Emergency Response and Operations program provides students with a curriculum specific to the student's individual needs in addition to the knowledge and skills needed in today's changing public safety workplace. The program develops education, skills, and techniques for planning, responding, and mitigating various emergency situations within the student's specific discipline with emphasis on effective response and operations. The curriculum combines coursework in public safety emergency services with a general education component. Additional Certificates of Completion (CCL) are available.

Program Prerequisites

EMT101 or current validation in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer or permission of Program Director.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
12
FYC First Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First Year Composition area 3
RC AJS147 or
DPR147 or
FSC147 or
AJS148 or
DPR148 or
FSC148
Emergency Preparedness or
Emergency Preparedness or
Emergency Preparedness or
Fundamentals of Emergency Management or
Fundamentals of Emergency Management or
Fundamentals of Emergency Management
3
RC FSC105 Hazardous Materials/First Responder 3
RC FSC108 Fundamentals Of Fire Prevention 3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
16–19
FYC First Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area 3
Critical Rdg Critical Reading Any approved General Education course in the Critical Reading area 0–3
RC FSC117 Fire Apparatus 3
RC FSC113 Introduction To Fire Suppression 3
NS Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area 4
RC FSC208 Firefighter Safety And Building Construction 3

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
9
RC FSC119 Introduction Fire Service Ethics 3
RC FSC215 Customer Service In The Public Sector 3
Mathematics Mathematics Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics area 3

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
9
Oral Comm Oral Communications Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communication area 3
HUM Humanities & Fine Arts Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area 3
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area 3

Program Electives

Students must choose the appropriate number of credits to meet the (60 credits) program total for program completion.  Selected courses will not apply in both Required Courses and Restricted Electives areas.

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RE AJS+++++ or
DPR+++++ or
EMT+++++ or
FSC+++++ or
LET+++++
Any AJS prefixed courses or
Any DPR prefixed courses or
Any EMT prefixed courses or
Any FSC prefixed courses or
Any LET prefixed courses
–20

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  • Firefighter
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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Emergency Response and Operations (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/acres.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=38929).