The degree is designed to address the educational needs of Tennesseans who desire to enter or advance their career within the field of fire science. The program offers both flexibility for those with prior experience and training while providing a clear path for those who are new to the field of study. It was designed to incorporate the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) core courses and therefore, meets current, accepted standards of practice within the field of study. Students must meet with a Fire Science advisor prior to enrolling in this program. Students must meet with the division dean of Public Safety prior to enrolling in this program.
Walters State Community College’s Fire Science program is Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) recognized through the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy (NFA).
The Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Recognition certificate is an acknowledgment that a collegiate emergency services degree program meets the minimum standards of excellence established by FESHE professional development committees and the National Fire Academy (NFA).
Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) provides for a seamless articulation of coursework between institutions and between associate and bachelor’s programs.
Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Emphasis: Fire Science