2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Dec 13, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Fire Science Technology Program Video

Fire Science Technology (A.A.S.)



A.A.S. Degree: 69 Hours

Career departments, volunteer departments and departments with both career and volunteer firefighters combine to comprise approximately 100 fire departments throughout southwest Missouri. The Fire Science Technology program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain and upgrade present knowledge and skills. Career choices for Fire Science Technology students include the following: firefighter, fire inspector, fire instructor, fire investigator, fire protection systems installer, U.S. Forest Service, as well as various military branches. OTC graduates have employment opportunities locally, statewide, nationally and internationally. The program is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).

OTC has developed procedures for evaluating past training experiences and certification; inquiries should be directed to the lead instructor or department chair.

Students wishing to transfer to a four-year institution are strongly encouraged to seek the advice of the lead instructor or department chair of the FST program to determine courses appropriate for transfer.

This program is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), 1812 Tyler Avenue, Stillwater, OK, 74078-8705, (405) 744-8303.

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FST electives: FST 210, FST 215, FST 230, or FST 275.

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As required by Missouri law, all degree programs must include instruction in both the U.S. and the Missouri State Constitution. This can be satisfied by either PLS 101  or HST 120 .