Fire Science students at GCC stand in front of emergency vehicles.

Fire Science Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Certificate of Completion

Firefighters, usually the first responders to an emergency situation, rely on knowledge, skills and training to stabilize victims at the scene, contain the threat and maintain their own safety.

The GCC Fire Science Program prepares students to enter the fire safety industry or to update skills in order to move into advanced firefighter positions, including wildland firefighting, arson investigation, safety education, HAZMAT management, EMT emergency medical technician, technical rescue and incident command.

Ready to apply? Complete the  Fire Academy Application.pdf

Fire Science courses at GCC include hands-on instruction and actual burn exercises, taught by fire science professionals with years of experience in the field. With a certificate or associate’s degree in Fire Science, students will be prepared to start a career with a fire department or add the skills needed to advance a fire services career.

GCC Fire Science programs meet National Fire Protection Association NFPA 1001 and Professional Firefighter Standards. 

Fire Science

Course Course Name
FSC 101 Introduction to Fire Service Selection
FSC 102 Fire Department Operations
FSC 103 Advanced Firefighter
FSC 105 Hazardous Materials/First Responder
FSC 106 Introduction to Fire Protection
FSC 108 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention
FSC 110 Wildland Firefighter
FSC 111 Emergency Vehicle Driver Operator
FSC 113 Introduction to Fire Suppression
FSC 117 Fire Apparatus



Program Director


Room: PSS-255
Phone: (623) 845-4776
Department Chair


Room: PSS-259
Phone: (623) 845-3899

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