Associate of Science Degree

Suggested Plan of Study

Associate of Science Degree Program of Study in Fire Science


Required Courses Credits

General Education Requirements
Students should consult with an academic advisor before registering for General Education courses.

Required Technical Courses Credits
FIRE 105 Fire Apparatus, Equipment and Hydraulics 3
FIRE 115 Firefighter I Foundations 3
FIRE 130 Firefighter Leadership and Influence 3
FIRE 172 Wildlands Standards for Survival 3
FIRE 180 Incident Command 3
FIRE 201 Firefighter Resilience 3
FIRE 214 Inspection Codes and Practice 3
FIRE 255 Cause and Origin 2
FIRE 275 Fire Service Instructor 3
TRID 160 Hazardous Materials Technician General Training 3
Total Technical Courses 29
Total minimum credits required for degree 60

It is highly recommended that all students take Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training before graduation. The training is offered from various agencies within the region.  Please refer to our FAQ's on the Fire Science  homepage to see a list of potential training sites.


First Semester Credits
FIRE 115 3
FIRE 130 3
Gen Ed Courses 9
Total 15
Second Semester Credits
FIRE 275 3
FIRE 172 3
Gen Ed Courses 7


Third Semester Credits
FIRE 105 3
FIRE 255 2
FIRE 214 3
Gen Ed Courses 9
Total 17
Fourth Semester Credits
FIRE 180 3
FIRE 201 3
TRID 160 3
Gen Ed Courses 6
Total 15


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NOTE: This is a general program overview. For specific graduation requirements, please refer to the City College at MSU Billings catalog and visit with an academic or faculty advisor.