Choose your fire specialty
Ready to take your firefighting career to the next level? Our Fire Science Technology Associate in Science Degree gives you a scientific understanding of fire hazards and how to control and prevent them and prepares you for the next step in your fire safety career.
This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.
First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average
Projected employment for Florida
Projected Job Openings
Fire Science Technology Associate in Science
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Summer 2023 (620)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Summer 2023 (620), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
***THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING STUDENTS. LAST ADMISSION TERM IS SUMMER 2023 (0620)*** → Students who wish to pursue Fire Science Technology may enroll in the Homeland Security and Emergency Management A.S. (EAM-AS) program with a declared subplan of Fire Science (FIRESCI).
This program is offered as a Fully Online program. The goal of this program is to prepare students with a scientific understanding of fire hazards and their control with emphasis on effective operating procedures at fires and other emergencies. General education courses are included to prepare the graduate to communicate and work effectively with all levels of society. Completion of the following courses will qualify students to earn the Fire Officer Supervisor Certificate (FOSU-CT): FFP 2120, FFP 2720, FFP 2740, FFP 2810. The general college admission policy applies to all students entering the Fire Science Technology program.
1. A minimum grade of "C" in all Support and Major courses.
2. Students must complete an End-of-Program Assessment Examination
- the recommended order in which to take the program courses
- suggested course when more than one option exists
- which semester each course is typically offered
- if the course has a prerequisite
- courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY
If you have already started the program,
VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Florida CIP Code
1743020112 - Fire Science Technology
Federal CIP Code
43.0201 - Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician.
Continue your education at SPC
SPC's Fire Officer Supervisor Certificate is part of and transfers to our Associate in Science degree in Fire Science Technology. The A.S. degree transfers to SPC's bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration.
Firefighter In-Service Training
St. Petersburg College also offers in-service advanced training for fire professionals at the Fire and Public Safety Training Center and fire stations throughout Pinellas County.