Associate in Applied Science in Emergency Response and Operations

Paramedic

Degree Information

Academic Plan Code

3112

Credits

60–66.5

Emergency Response and Operations Track V Fire Investigation

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.

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
15–18.5
RC EMT101 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Basic Cardiac Life Support 0–0.5
FYC ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
3
RC FSC108 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3
RC FSC113 Introduction to Fire Suppression 3
RC FSC209 Fire Investigation I 3
Mathematics Mathematics Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics area 3
RE Restricted Electives 0–3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15–18
Critical Rdg CRE101 or
CRE111
College Critical Reading or
Critical Reading for Business and Industry
3
RC FSC105 Hazardous Materials/First Responder 3
RC FSC210 Fire Investigation II 3
Oral Comm Oral Communication Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communication area 3
RE Restricted Electives 0–3
SB Social and Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area 3

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15
FYC ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
3
RC FSC119 Introduction Fire Service Ethics 3
RC FSC208 Firefighter Safety and Building Construction 3
RC FSC211 Fire Investigation III 3
HUM Humanities & Fine Arts Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area 3

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15
RC FSC212 Fire Investigation IV 3
NS Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area. 4
RE Restricted Electives 8

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
0–20

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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).