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Fire Science Technology/Fire Administration FAO.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 63 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Fire Science Technology
Effective as of Fall 2021

What is the program about?

This program provides the education and skills needed by the fire service professional to function in the emergency services field. Courses include administration, inspection, investigation, building construction, fire hydraulics and water suppression systems. Graduates are prepared to enter the workforce as firefighters, fire officers, investigators, inspectors, instructors, or continue their education in fire science or public administration. This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the basics of fire service organization and fire department operations.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, ethics and relationships with other public and private organizations.
  • Demonstrate the basics of firefighter safety and survival on the emergency scene.
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills, both written and orally.
  • Demonstrate the basics of fire prevention and inspection.
  • Identify and determine fire cause and factors contributing to fire spread.
  • Demonstrate operation and maintenance of fire protection systems.

Career Opportunities

In the next decade a majority of career fire service professionals with 25 plus years service will be retiring under the State of Ohio Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP). Replacement employees will be needed to fill openings not only for entry-level positions, but promotions in the officer ranks as well.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Course Title Credits
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
FST 1102 Firefighter I 7
FST 1103 Firefighter II Transition 4
FST 1120 Fire Safety Inspector 4
FST 1125 Fire Investigation I 3
FST 1403 Live Fire Instructor 2
FST 1442 Emergency Vehicle Operator 1
FST 2209 Fire Service Instructor 4
FST 2251 Fire Officer I 3
FST 2252 Fire Officer II 2
FST 2253 Fire Officer III 3
FST 2254 Fire Officer IV 3
MAN 2150 Management & Organizational Behavior 3
MAN 2140 Human Resource Management 3
MAT 1120 (Business Mathematics) OR MAT 1130 (Mathematics in Health Sciences) OR Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective 3
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective 3
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Program Accreditation Information

The Firefighter I, II, Fire Safety Inspector, and Fire Instructor Classes are certification courses through the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Also Firefighter I and II, Fire Instructor I and Fire Officer I and II are accredited by the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications. We are currently in the process of extending ProBoard certification to Fire Instructor II, Fire Officer III and Fire Officer IV.

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.