Associate of Applied Science Degree and Certificate

This program will end Spring 2012. Please view our new Homeland Security/ Emergency Management degree

The Fire Management Program prepares individuals for career positions in the dynamic and action-oriented field of Fire Service. The two-year sequence of courses leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree. A one-year twenty-four hour certificate program is also available.


General Education Professional Core
ENGL 1101 (a) ** BISM 2601 **
MATH 1101 or MATH 1111 ** ACCT 2101
PHED 2006 ECON 2015
HIST 2111* or HIST 2112* ECON 2106 or ACCT 2102
POLS 1101* BUSA 2106 **
PSYC 1501* COMM 1201
Foreign Language (b)
FIRE 1911 **

*or honors version
** Fire Management Certificate Courses
(a) Students planning to transfer to other college program are encouraged to take the Regents' Test after ENGL 1101
(b) Any intro foreign language or sign language class will satisfy this requirement. See an advisor for guidance in this area.

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Professional Electives
(select 3 for certificate/6 for degree)
FIRE 1090
FIRE 1902
FIRE 1904
FIRE 1906
FIRE 1908
FIRE 1916
FIRE 1961
FIRE 2901
FIRE 2903
FIRE 2905
FIRE 2907
FIRE 2911
FIRE 2913*
FIRE 2915

*prerequisites: CHEM 1411, CHEM 1411L

Courses are offered on a rotating basis, online, and tele-course for a variety of student schedules. For the Associates in Applied Science degree, you must take all of the General Education and Professional Core courses listed above, plus six of the Professional Electives.

For the Certificate, you must take the listed English, Math, Business Information Systems, The Environment of Business, Fire Department Management and three of the Professional Electives.

Students who seek transfer credit information from other institutions should contact District Admissions and Records, Georgia Perimeter College, 555 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021-2396 for guidelines.

A student may earn up to 21 semester hours toward graduation in courses appropriate to the student's major through credit by one or more of the following; College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advance Placement Program (AP) of the College Board, and departmental examinations. Several courses in the Fire Management Program may be challenged for CLEP and/or departmental examinations. See your advisors for guidance.

For graduation and for Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council certification, grades of "C" or better in all FIRE technical courses will be required.

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Free electives career matrix

Course: Six (6) courses for degree and three (3) for certificate AAS in Fire Mngt. Fire Investigator Fire Prevention Public Education Training
FIRE 1090 Special Topics in Fire Management          
FIRE 1902 Introduction to Fire Prevention and Suppression § § § § §
FIRE 1904 Inspection Principles § § §    
FIRE 1906 Industrial Fire Protection     § §  
FIRE 1908 Instructional Techniques §     § §
FIRE 1916 Emergency Rescue Operations §        
FIRE 1961 Fire Service Safety and Loss Control   § § § §
FIRE 2901 Firefighting Tactics and Strategy          
FIRE 2905 Fire Causes Investigations   §      
FIRE 2907 Incident Command §     § §
FIRE 2911 Firefighter' s Hydraulics §        
FIRE 2913 Chemistry of Hazardous Materials   § § § §
FIRE 2915 Building Construction and Firefighter Safety   § §   §

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For more information, contact:
Daniels, Derwin
Coordinator of Fire Management
Email Derwin Daniels