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Management with Fire Service Electives, AAS

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Program Start Date: Fall term or spring terms
Minimum Program Length: 64 academic weeks; 4 terms day or 5 terms evening/online; 61 Credits
Curriculum Code: 35030

Program Description

Management with Fire Service electives students develop skills to plan, organize, lead and control the individuals and resources in fire departments. Course work will focus on supervision, human resource management, accounting and budgeting, and computer applications. This program may lead to a four-year baccalaureate degree in fire service administration or fire prevention technology.

Practical Experience

Through case studies, students simulate management decision-making skills that parallel those in industry. Students use microcomputer hardware and software in basic word-processing, spreadsheet, accounting, and finance applications. They develop effective communication, team-building and problem-solving skills.

Professional Opportunities

Assistant chief, fire chief (depending on level of applicable work experience in the fire service field).

Unique Aspects

At the request of the South Carolina State Fireman’s Association, this management program has been designed for individuals currently working as a paid or volunteer fire fighter. Fifteen (15) semester hours of fire service electives are required. An articulation agreement with guidelines for awarding exemption credit for certification training offered by the National Fire Academy or the South Carolina Fire Academy is available from the academic advisor and will be used to evaluate students’ fire academy transcripts. Spartanburg Community College does not offer courses which meet the fire service requirement.

EEDA Career Cluster:

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security; Business, Management & Administration

Course Requirements

Total Credits 61

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First Semester

Third Semester

Total Credits: 61

** A grade of “C” or better is required.

The student must complete a total of 15 semester credit hours from a National Fire Academy Open-Learning Program Accredited College. Students who have completed training/courses through the South Carolina Fire Academy or the National Fire Academy may receive credit through experiential learning for all or part of these 15 credit hours.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Employ the four functions of management (plan, organize, lead, control).
  2. Apply human resource management skills, regulations and policies.
  3. Apply routine accounting, financial and budgeting skills.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of business ethics and law in assessing case studies.
  5. Survey practical business applications including marketing, office management, accounting, and upper levels of management.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to speak publicly, listen actively, and respond effectively.

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