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The associate of applied science degree in fire science technology is designed to enhance firefighters’ knowledge base and help students obtain advancement opportunities in the fire service field. The program is also designed to provide opportunities for job advancement for currently employed fire fighters. The structural firefighting certificate is for students wanting to pursue entry-level opportunities as fire fighters. Interested students should contact fire science technology faculty for information regarding application and admission to the program.

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Please contact Mike Naglieri at Michael.A.Naglieri@LoneStar.edu or call 281.290.5902 for more information.


Please contact Jason DeVries at Jason.DeVries@LoneStar.edu or call 281.318.4334 for more information.


Please contact David Griffin at David.K.Griffin@LoneStar.edu or call 281.210.5831 for more information.

Stackable Credentials

Credits earned in the Basic Structural Firefighter Certificate Level I program may be applied to this degree.

First Year

First Semester Courses 14 Credits
FIRS 1301 Firefighter Certification I 3
FIRS 1407 Firefighter Certification II 4
FIRS 1313 Firefighter Certification III 3
FIRS 1319 Firefighter Certification IV 3
FIRT 1171 Firefighter Agility & Fitness Prep 1
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
FIRS 1423 Fire Certification V 4
FIRS 1329 Fire Certification VI 3
FIRS 1433 Fire Certification VII 4
FIRT 2171 Firefighter Agility & Fitness II 1
FIRS/FIRT Elective 3
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
EMSP 1501-and-EMSP 1160-or-FIRS/FIRT Emergency Medical Technician-and-Clinical - Basic EMT-or-6-hours of any FIRS/FIRT Electives 6

Second Year

First Semester Courses 13 Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
FIRT 2305 Fire Instructor I 3
Elective Math1 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness 1
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts1 3
Elective Social/Behavioral Science1 3
FIRS/FIRT Elective in Fire Science2 3
FIRT 2380 Cooperative Education - Fire Protection3 3
Fire Science AAS Degree Program Total 60 Credits

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Career Options

Median wage: $50,1481

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Firefighter2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2014
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.