One Associate of Applied Science degree which requires 68 credits is available to the student.
The Fire Service Technology program is designed to up-grade the fire fighting skills and knowledge of volunteer and paid fire fighters. In some instances a volunteer fire fighter may use this degree as a means to enter the fire service as a paid professional. The program covers all phases of fire fighting. The intent is to provide fire fighters with the skills needed to save lives and protect property in a safe and efficient manner. Special fees apply to this program.
The following courses are required for an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Service Technology:
FST 100 Orientation I, II, & III 4 cr FST 101 Ladders I & II 1 cr FST 102 Hose I & II 2 cr FST 103 Fire Streams I & II 2 cr FST 104 Forcible Entry I & II 2 cr FST 105 Ventilation I & II 1 cr FST 106 SCBA I, II, & III 3 cr FST 107 Salvage & Overhaul I & II 1 cr FST 108 First Aid I, II, & III 2 cr FST 109 Safety I, II, & III 3 cr FST 110 Water Supplies I & II 2 cr FST 111 Building Construction I & II 2 cr FST 112 Fire Prevention I & II 3 cr FST 113 Hazardous Materials I & II 2 cr FST 114 Rescue I & II 2 cr FST 115 Fire Cause Determination 2 cr FST 116 Fire Ground Management 2 cr FST 117 Practicum 10 cr
Technical Support Coursework
FST 118 Fundamentals of Fire Math I & II 2 cr FST 119 Fundamentals of Fire Chemistry I & II 4 cr FST 120 Fundamentals of Fire Physics I & II 4 cr
General Education Requirements*
English Composition 3 cr Communications 3 cr Intro to Social Psychology 3 cr Local Government/Inter. Govt. Relations 3 cr TOTAL: 68 cr
*Consult the School of Applied Technology for specific offerings Courses FST 100 Orientation I, II, & III 4 credits. The purpose, objectives, and scope of Idaho's Certification program is covered in this course.
Organization charts; primary functions of state and national fire service organizations; local department public relations programs; and the cleaning, maintenance, costs and degree of protection of the fire fighters protective clothing and other equipments is a part of the instruction received in this course.
In addition, issues involving the fire service on a national level are covered. This course also deals with the student's opinion, interpretation, and ability to express thoughts into writing often in regard to issues involving the student's local fire jurisdiction. The student will be able to gain a better understanding of the many facts of the fire service on a national level, how they influence his local jurisdiction, and some of the contemporary issues being addressed by the fire service today.