Associate in Arts in Fire Science

A.A. Degree - Fire ScienceWaldorf’s Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts combines core studies in the liberal arts with the opportunity for students to select specific areas of concentration. This provides a broad base of knowledge in several subject areas, along with the option to more deeply explore a specific area of interest.

Fire Science Concentration
Waldorf’s Fire Science concentration is designed with the flexibility to allow students to choose topics of greatest interests. From risk reduction to fire dynamics to investigation, this concentration allows students to explore a broad range of fire science topics.

Option to Continue Towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Waldorf’s FESHE-Recognized Fire Science Administration Program
For students who may wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in fire science administration in the future, the associate degree program is designed to prepare for entry into Waldorf’s bachelor’s degree programs with upper division standing. Waldorf’s bachelor’s degree program in fire science administration is recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration as a FESHE-recognized program (pdf).

Estimated time to complete the Associate in Arts program is two years with full-time enrollment.

Requirements for Fire Science Concentration

Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
  12
Choose any 12 credits in Fire Science courses offered at Waldorf. Below are examples of courses that may be selected:
FSC 2010 Introduction to Fire Protection Strategies 3
FSC 3110 Community Risk Reduction for the Fire and Emergency Services 3
FSC 3210 Fire Dynamics 3
FSC 3302 Fire Investigation and Analysis 3