Fire Administration AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Strider Floyd
Division Chair, Emergency Services
(940) 498-6254
sfloyd@nctc.edu

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) - Fire Administration degree prepares students for leadership positions within the fire service. Introductory and advanced courses emphasize:

  • administration, management, and leadership of municipal fire services
  • fire protection and prevention strategies
  • fire investigation
  • community and political dimensions of fire service administration

Following successful completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical, professional, and personal skills such as independent thinking, communication skills (oral, written and listening), ability to work effectively within groups, and a commitment to continuous learning
  • Demonstrate strong problem solving and creative thinking skills
  • Lead and manage organizational change with a demonstrated understanding of its impact on budgets and human resources
  • Interpret the scope of the authority and responsibility of all levels of administration and interact appropriately within the organization and external community

Courses are taught through lecture, written assignments, skills demonstrations, and hands-on training. Clinical experiences and Internships are completed through local fire departments.

This degree can be completed a mix of face-to-face classes and online classes. 

First Semester

First semester courses and credits required to earn the Fire Administration AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
FIRS 1203 FIRE FIGHTER AGILITY AND FITNESS PREPARATION 2
FIRS 1301 FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION I 3
FIRS 1313 FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION III 3
FIRS 1319 FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION IV 3
FIRS 1323 FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION V 3
FIRS 1329 FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION VI 3
FIRT 2188 INTERNSHIP-FIRE PROTECTION AND SAFETY TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN 1
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 18

Second Semester

Second semester courses and credits required to earn the Fire Administration AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
CORE CREATIVE ARTS ELECTIVE 3
ACNT 1303 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING I 3
BMGT 1327 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
FIRT 1309 FIRE ADMINISTRATION I 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 12

Third Semester

Third semester courses and credits required to earn the Fire Administration AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
ENGL 1301 OR ENGL 2311 COMPOSITION I OR TECHNICAL WRITING 3
FIRT 1319 FIREFIGHTER HEALTH & SAFETY 3

MATH 1314 OR
MATH 1324 OR
MATH 1332 OR
MATH 1342

COLLEGE ALGEBRA OR
MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS & SOCIAL SCIENCES OR
CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS OR
ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL METHODS
3
SOCI 1301 INTRO TO GENERAL SOCIOLOGY 3
FIRT 2309 FIREFIGHTING STRATEGIES & TACTICS I 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 15

Fourth Semester

Fourth semester courses and credits required to earn the Fire Administration AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
SPCH 1311 OR SPCH 1315 INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION OR
PUBLIC SPEAKING
3
FIRT XX3X FIRT ELECTIVE 3
FIRT XX3X FIRT ELECTIVE 3
GOVT 2305 OR GOVT 2306 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OR TEXAS GOVERNMENT 3
FIRT 1349 FIRE ADMINISTRATION II (Capstone) 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 15

Total Credit Hours: 60