Effective spring 2012, this program is no longer accepting new students.
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 twenty-four credit hour certificate program is also available.
Key elements of a traditional business curriculum have been combined with a variety of technical fire courses to assist students in fulfilling a variety of career tracks within the fire service, including (1) technical and administrative skills needed by first-line supervisors and middle management supervisors to function effectively in the emergency and business environments of fire service today; (2) business and technical courses to fulfill a variety of fire service career tracks including fire management, fire investigation, fire prevention, public education, and training; and (3) NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I and II certification potential.
Courses are established on a rotating basis and are practical for a variety of student schedules. Twenty courses are required for the Associate in Applied Science Degree. Thirteen of these are general educational and professional core courses. Seven FIRE technical courses are required, six of which are electives for the degree or three for the certificate program. For information on these classes contact the Fire Management Office at (678) 891-2392.
Admissions to the Fire Management Program
This program requires special admission. The Fire Management sequence of professional courses (FIRE) begins in both the fall and spring semesters. The Program Coordinator confirms official acceptance to the program. Admission requirements include the following:
- Acceptance to Georgia Perimeter College
- Additional requirements as defined by the Program Coordinator
Contact the Fire Management office at (678) 891-2392 for additional information.
The College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) does not apply to this career program. However, an applicant that is admitted to the College under this program and subsequently changes to a transfer program will be subject to CPC requirements.
General Education for Fire Management AAS degree 21 hours
General Education and Professional Curriculum
These courses constitute the general education segment of the curriculum and must be completed prior to enrolling in the professional curriculum.
Required courses:ENGL 1101* English Composition I 3 hours
HIST 2111 *
HIST 2112* United States History I
United States History II3 hours
MATH 1111 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
College Algebra3 hours
PHED 2006 (a) First Aid, Safety and CPR 3 hours
POLS 1101* American Government 3 hours
PSYC 1101* Introduction to General Psychology 3 hours
Foreign Language 3 hours
*Or Honors version
(a) If a student has certification in Paramedic Training, he/she may substitute PHED 2022 for PHED 2006 with permission of the Program Coordinator.Professional Curriculum for Fire Management AAS degree
Required courses:ACCT 2101* Principles of Accounting I 3 hours
BISM 2601* Business Information Systems 3 hours
BUSA 2106* Environment of Business 3 hours
COMM 1201* Introduction to Communication 3 hour
ECON 2105* Principles of Macroeconomics 3 hours
ACCT 2102 *
ECON 2106* Principles of Accounting II
Principles of Microeconomics3 hours
FIRE 1911 Fire Department Mgmt 3 hours
Choose 18 hours from the following courses (a):FIRE 1090 Special Topics 3 hours
FIRE 1902 Introduction to Fire Prevention & Suppression 3 hours
FIRE 1904 Inspection Principles** 3 hours
FIRE 1906 Industrial Fire Protection 3 hours
FIRE 1908 Instructional Techniques** 3 hours
FIRE 1916 Emergency Rescue Operations 3 hours
FIRE 1961 Fire Service Safety & Loss Control** 3 hours
FIRE 2901 Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy 3 hours
FIRE 2903 Aircraft Fire Protection Safety 3 hours
FIRE 2905 Fire Causes Investigation 3 hours
FIRE 2907 Incident Command** 3 hours
FIRE 2911 Fire Fighting Hydraulics 3 hours
FIRE 2913 (b) Chemistry of Hazardous Material 3 hours
FIRE 2915 Building Construction & Firefighter Safety 3 hours
*Or Honors version
** Identifies classes for NPQ Fire Officer I
(a) Grades of "C" or better in all FIRE technical courses are required for Georgia Perimeter College certification and Georgia Fire Fighter Standards and Training Council certification.
(b) CHEM 1151 & 1151L are prerequisites for FIRE 2913.
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 methods: College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced 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 advisor for guidance. Grades of "C" or better in all FIRE technical courses will be required for graduation and Georgia Fire Fighter Standards and Training Council certification.
Effective Fall 2011