Save lives, manage emergencies and more with our Fire Science associate's degree program.

Program outcomes

After graduation you can work as a firefighter, safety engineering technician, property damage appraiser, property claims investigator or building codes inspector, among others. Should you decide to pursue a bachelor’s degree, you can transfer to a four-year college. Talk to the Fire Science program director to find out how.

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the field of fire science in both the public and private sectors;
  • Demonstrate the necessary skills to effectively and efficiently work within the organizational structure of the fire science field;
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the basic field strategy and tactics that relate to various kinds of specific fire situations;
  • Be able to identify, classify, and respond to the various kinds of hazardous materials events;
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the laws and ordinances related to fire prevention, protection and mitigation, and alarm systems.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of fire prevention and suppression techniques;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the causes, motives, and methods of arson, and the tools and methodologies available in fire and arson investigation.

A Fire Science degree from Montgomery County Community College is built on a solid liberal arts foundation, and offers students a working base of knowledge in one of the most important public policy areas in our country today. Nationwide, fire suppression and emergency response is a labor intensive growth industry. Careers in fire science and allied fields continue to show strong growth.

Our Fire Science A.A.S program offers a solid liberal arts foundation and is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). Additional information can be obtained by contacting the organization directly at 1700 West Tyler, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078-8075 | 405-744-8303 | |

Program Curriculum

Program effective Fall 2018

General Education Requirements
CMS 110 Speech Communication 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 or ENG 115 English Composition II or Writing for Technical Communication 3
Elective Technological Fluency Elective 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
MAT 106, MAT 130, or ACC 110 Math Applications, Probability and Statistics or Business Math 3 - 4
Major Requirements
CHE 121 General Chemistry 4
ESW 245 Safety and First Aid 3
FSC 100 Introduction to Fire Science 3
FSC 101 Management of Emergency Services 3
FSC 102 Hazardous Materials 3
FSC 103 Fire Department Organization and Administration 3
FSC 104 Building Construction 3
FSC 105 Fire Prevention and Code Enforcement 3
FSC 106 Fire Investigation 3
FSC 108 Fire Protection Systems 3
FSC 265 Public Safety Technology 3
POL 124 American National Government 3
POL 125 American State and Local Government 3
Elective Elective 3
Total Program Credits: 61-62

*See advisor for specific course information/recommendations.