Fire Services Administration Certificate

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The certificate in Fire Service Administration is offered as a step in the process of receiving an Associate in Arts degree in Fire Services Administration. Those firefighters who have attained state certification as a firefighter will be able to continue their education by completing the certificate requirements.

All six courses that lead to the certificate provide knowledge that can be utilized immediately by the firefighter and provide their fire department with an employee that has significant education in areas that will be of immediate use to the organization.

When ready and available, the student will be able to complete their AA degree in a timely fashion.

Suggested/Sample Course Sequence

The sequence taken by the student may vary depending on prerequisites, course availability, and personal/ professional responsibilities.


Prior to admission into any FIRE degree course, the student must possess an International Fire Service Accreditation Congress certification as a firefighter or be an active member in a fire-related occupation.

(Major Code 6650; State CIP Code 43.0203)

First Semester

FIRE 162Firefighting Tactics*3
FIRE 220Fire Management*3
FIRE 222Fire Science Law*3
Total Hours9

Second Semester

FIRE 136Fire and Emergency Management*3
FIRE 152Codes/Detection and Suppression Systems*3
FIRE 201Leadership in the Fire Service*3
Total Hours9

Total Program Hours: 18