Program Start Date: Fall term or Spring term
Minimum Program Length: 64 academic weeks; 4 terms day or 5 terms evening/online; 61 Credits
Curriculum Code: 35030
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.
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.
Assistant chief, fire chief (depending on level of applicable work experience in the fire service field).
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