Due to state authorization requirements for distance learning that are
particular to each state, students who reside in Massachusetts,
Minnesota and Nevada cannot enroll in online classes at St. Petersburg
College as long as they are residents of those states.
Our fire officer training prepares you to work as an officer or supervisor in fire departments and agencies, as a lieutenant, shift commander or fire chief.
Our fire inspector training prepares you to work as a fire inspector, fire marshal, fire safety inspector or fire prevention specialist.
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. The Fire Officer Supervisor Certificate is part of the A.S. degree.
Our fire investigator training prepares you to become a fire investigator, arson investigator or fire marshal.
Depending on what you specialize in, our Fire Science Technology A.S. degree prepares you for the following careers.
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), 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.
Brian Frank, Dean, AC, (727) 341-4503Charles Crowther, Program Chair, 727-341-4507
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.
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Florida CIP Code
1743020112: Firefighting and Prevention
Federal CIP Code
43.0201: Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician.
1. Complete SPC application.
2. Take SPC placement test.
3. Attend an advising session with the Lead Instructor, SEPSI Advisor or Dean.
Students must complete an End-of-Program Assessment Examination
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Composition
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Speech
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSSocial and Behavioral Sciences
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSHumanities and Fine Arts
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSMathematics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEthics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSComputer/Information Literacy Competency
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEnhanced World View
SUPPORT COURSESTechnical Writing (Select 3 credits)
MAJOR CORE COURSESComplete 24 credits
MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSESSelect 15 credits from below or complete any course with DSC or FFP prefix.
* Course applies towards completion of Fire Officer Supervisor Certificate (FOSU-CT).
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