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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2017-2018

Palm Beach State College

Fire Science Technology AS

Fire Science Technology  (AS 2195)

Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

Program Description
This degree program is designed for the current firefighter who wishes to advance in various fire service areas.

Course content includes tactics & strategies, fire prevention, fire investigation, company officer, and fire apparatus & equipment.

Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit

Admission Requirements
Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
Complete an Application for Admission, located at
Other than the “Fire Inspector” classes which can be taken by civilian students, the technical proficiency needed for this program requires that the student be a certified firefighter or fire inspector before being accepted into any of the technical core or elective classes that make up this curriculum.

Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years part time.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information
Kerry Weiss, Interim Director (561) 868-3811

Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, see the web at

In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities which allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

Career Center
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
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