Fire Science

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About the Program

A career as a Fire Science can be exciting and rewarding and provide a competitive income with medical, dental and retirement benefits.

Because the work of firefighters is integral to community safety and security, they are always in demand. The job market for firefighters is expected to grow by 5 percent between 2018 and 2028.

Firefighters may be able to gain additional financial compensation for advanced certifications.

Fire Science careers include: FIREFIGHTER, FIRE OFFICER, FIRE INSPECTOR, FIRE MARSHAL, EMERGENCY MANAGER

These are the course requirements:

First Semester

  • ENGL 101: Composition & Rhetoric • 3
  • MATH 101 or 102: Applied or College Algebra • 3
  • FRSC 100: Principles of Emergency Services • 1
  • FRSC 110: Building Construction Fire Protection • 3
  • FRSC 120: Fire Behavior and Combustion • 3

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 13

Second Semester

  • ENGL 102: Composition & Rhetoric II • 3
  • approved science elective • 3
  • FRSC 130: Fire/Emergency Safety & Survival • 3
  • FRSC 140: Fire Prevention • 3
  • FRSC 150: Fire Protection Systems • 2

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 14

Third Semester

  • SPCH 110 or 115: Public Speaking or Personal Communications • 3
  • Humanities Elective • 3
  • FRSC 200: Legal Aspects of Emergency Services • 3
  • FRSC 210: Fire & Emergency Services Administration • 3
  • FRSC 220: Fire Protection Hydraulics • 3
  • FRSC 230: Occupational Safety & Health • 3

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 18

Fourth Semester

  • FRSC 240: Strategy and Tactics • 3
  • social/behavioral science elective • 3
  • FRSC 250: Hazardous Materials Chemistry • 3
  • FRSC 260: Fire Investigation I • 3
  • FRSC 260: Fire Investigation II • 3

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 15

Total credit hours: 60

Contact Info

Beau Bevan
Project Director
bbevan@bpcc.edu
318-678-6355

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to individuals who qualify. 

Firefighters and military members should contact their commands to inquire about tuition assistance. Military veterans should contact Bossier Parish Community College’s Veterans Affairs Office. Bossier Parish Community College has been designated as a military friendly college.

Some firefighters may have the cost of tuition covered by employer.