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  Apr 16, 2021
 
2009-2010 Catalog [Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010] 
    
2009-2010 Catalog [Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010] [Archived Catalog]

Fire Science Management (S911) (B.A.S.)


Bachelor of Applied Science

The mission for the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Fire Science Management degree is to educate, train, and develop successful leaders to manage the ever-increasing complexities of a fire department. The program is based on the recommended core curriculum established by the National Fire Academy and represents a balance between theory and practice that enhances the educational experiences and employment potential for students. The program emphasizes advanced fire science technical skills, administrative and management skills, and critical skills in communication, quantitative analysis, and organizational/systems understanding.

Program Requirements

To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the B.A.S. in Fire Science Management program, applicants must:

  1. Have earned an A.S. degree in Fire Science Technology (2911) .
  2. Submit a Bachelor’s Membership Application (PDF) to Dr. Jerry Stewart.
  3. Satisfy the bachelor degree general admissions requirements.

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Curriculum


Total Credit Hours: 120

General Education and Professional Courses


Credit Hour: 72

  Fire Science Technology A.S. Degree  Credit Hours: 60
Additional Natural Sciences Credit Hours: 6
  Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements 
Additional Social and Behavioral Sciences Credit Hours: 6
  Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements 

Management Capstone


Credit Hours: 3

Foreign Language Requirement


Bachelors degree-seeking students must meet a foreign language requirement prior to graduation. Students may fulfill the requirement by completing eight semester hours of the same foreign language or sign language. Alternative options that will be considered include the following:

  1. Successful completion of two sequential high school credits in one foreign language as listed in statute 1007-262 and DOE Board Rule 6A.10-02412. The student is responsible to send official high school transcripts to the Registrar’s office for evaluation.
  2. Submitting an English translated high school course-by-course transcript from a country of origin, exits test scores or certificates not acceptable. Students must have an English translation performed, at students’ expense, by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Examples of acceptable services are Josef Silny & Associates and World Education Services.
  3. Also, appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, and Spanish will be accepted.

Courses are offered in Chinese (CHI 1120  and CHI 1121 ), French (FRE 1120  and FRE 1121 ), Spanish (SPN 1120  and SPN 1121 ), and German (GER 1120  and GER 1121 ) that fulfill this eight semester hours requirement. Students may use American Sign Language I and II (ASL 1140  and ASL 1150 ) to satisfy foreign language requirements.

Writing and Mathematical Skills Requirement


The Florida State Board of Education Rule regarding the required writing and mathematical skills was revised in December 2005. 6A-10.030 specifies the policies and procedures for implementing the requirement (Table 5).

Graduation Requirements


To receive a bachelor’s degree, students must:

  1. Fulfill the requirements for the chosen major;
  2. Earn a minimum of 120 semester hours with at least a “C” average (2.0 GPA) for an all college cumulative grade point average that includes Florida State College and transferred credits (excluding prep) in lower and upper division courses;
  3. Earn a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the degree in residence at Florida State College;
  4. Apply no more than 45 semester hours in any combination of extension, correspondence, CLEP, University Credit by Examination and Armed Forces credits toward an undergraduate degree;
  5. Fulfill the General Education Requirements ;
  6. Fulfill the Foreign Language requirement: Students may fulfill the requirement by completing eight semester hours of the same foreign language or sign language. Alternative options that will be considered include the following:
    1. Successful completion of two sequential high school credits in one foreign language as listed in statute 1007-262 and DOE Board Rule 6A.10.02412. The student is responsible to send official high school transcripts to the Registrar’s office for evaluation.
    2. Submitting an English translated high school course-by-course transcript from a country of origin, exits test scores or certificates not acceptable. Students must have an English translation performed, at students’ expense, by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Examples of acceptable services are Josef Silny & Associates and World Education Services.
    3. Also, appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, and Spanish will be accepted.
  7. Fulfill the College–Level Academic Skills (CLAS) requirement according to Florida Rule 6A-10.030.