Fire Service Administration (EOU Transfer) - Associate of Science (AS)

Description

The Fire Service Administration (EOU Transfer) Associate of Science is intended to prepare students to transfer to Eastern Oregon University’s Fire Service Administration degree and is designed for students seeking a career in the fire service industry or upgrading their skills for current fire service employment. The program meets or exceeds the required technical skills and knowledge necessary for employment in many fire service organizations throughout the country.

Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes

Please see the General Education page for statewide general education student learning outcomes.

Entrance Requirements

Academic Entrance Requirements

Recommended:

  • Completion of WR 065 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking II or higher or minimum placement Wr/Comm Level 7
  • Completion of MTH 060 Beginning Algebra or higher or minimum placement Math Level 14

Other Entrance Requirements

Recommended:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Students must be 18 or older for state and national testing for EMT and for affiliation with a fire agency. Students do not need to be 18 to begin taking fire courses.
  • Immunization documentation (hepatitis B or release, current TB, MMR immunizations--at least two of the three shots)

Required:

  • All students enrolled in an EMT course and/or seeking agency affiliation, or any course requiring practical experience, will have to pass a criminal history check (CHC) as a condition of their acceptance into a medical, fire or other facility for training. Information regarding CHC standards can be found on the EMS page. Students who do not pass the CHC may not be eligible to complete training at affiliated sites, to sit for licensure or certification exams, or to be hired for some professional positions. Students who believe their personal history may interfere with their ability to complete the program of study or to obtain licensure or certification in their chosen field should contact the appropriate state board or the program director.

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
General Education/Foundational
Mathematics
MTH 105Math in Society (or higher)4
Oral Communication
COMM 111Fundamentals of Public Speaking3-4
or COMM 218 Interpersonal Communication
Writing
WR 121Academic Composition4
WR 122Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition4
General Education/Discipline Studies
Aesthetics and Humanities (EOU): 16
Art History: Western: Prehistory to Early Byzantine
Art History: Western: Early Medieval to Late Renaissance
Art History: Western: Baroque to Early Modern
Introduction to Intercultural Communication
Shakespeare
Shakespeare
Introduction to Film
World Cinema
Music Theory IA
Music Theory IC
First Year Spanish I
First Year Spanish II
First Year Spanish III
Second Year Spanish I
Second Year Spanish II
Second Year Spanish III
Artistic Process and Creation (EOU): 16
Beginning Graphic Design
Basic Design: 2-D
Basic Design: Color
Ceramics: Introductory Hand Building
Beginning Drawing
Intermediate Drawing
Photography I
Beginning Painting
Sculpture
Digital Photography
Music Fundamentals
Introduction to Theater
Acting I
Acting II
Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction
Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry
Introduction to Creative Writing: Scriptwriting
Natural, Mathematical and Information Systems (EOU): 26
Recommend: GS 104, GS 105
General Biology: Cells & Genes
General Biology: Evolution
General Biology: Ecology
Principles of Biology
Principles of Biology
Principles of Biology
Introduction to Chemistry I
Introduction to Chemistry II
Introduction to Chemistry III
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry III
Physical Geography-Weather and Climate
Physical Science: Physics
Physical Science: Chemistry
Physical Science: Geology
Physical Science: Astronomy
Math in Society
Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I
Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II
Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III
Introduction to Probability and Statistics I
Introduction to Probability and Statistics 2
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Vector Calculus I
General Physics I
General Physics II
General Physics III
Mind and Brain
Social Sciences (EOU): 16
Recommend: SOC 201
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Cultural Geography
Human Sexuality
Europe: The Classical Era (pre-history to 600 C.E.)
Early America - History of the United States (pre-history to 1820)
19th and early 20th Century United States History (1820-1920)
Introduction to US Government and Politics
Introduction to International Relations
Mind and Society
Introduction to Sociology
Program Requirements
Human Relations:3-4
FIRE 101Introduction to Emergency Services4
FIRE 102Fire Service Safety and Survival3
FIRE 110Building Construction for Fire Personnel3
FIRE 112Public Education and Fire Prevention3
FIRE 114Fire Codes and Ordinances3
FIRE 120Fire Protection Systems3
FIRE 175NFPA Firefighter 1 Academy7
FIRE 205Fire Behavior & Combustion3
FIRE 232Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply4
FIRE 275Capstone: Tactics & Strategies3
Electives 321
Total Credits99-101

Advising Notes

This degree is designed for students who wish to transfer to Eastern Oregon University’s Fire Service Administration program. For more information on this bachelor degree program, please contact the program director at 541-383-7404.

Most program courses begin once per year in Fall term. There are a few entry-level courses offered several times per year, and non-program support courses can begin in a term other than Fall or if students need to build skills related to the prerequisites. As a general rule, all FIRE-prefix courses should be taken in sequence in term offered during the second year of program. Exceptions can be made based on individual student education and experience.

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:
    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
    • All courses must be completed with a "C" grade or higher.
  • Additional Requirements:
    • Students may not be able to complete the degree if the student has violated a criminal or ethical standard or guideline established by the program in regard to certification requirements.
    • Prior to taking the National Register of EMT exam and applying for Oregon EMT licensure, students must answer background information questions concerning felony convictions, any regulatory discipline, ethical violations and mental competence on the state of Oregon EMS Licensure application. For more information, contact the department chair.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First Year
FallCredits
FIRE 101Introduction to Emergency Services4
FIRE 102Fire Service Safety and Survival3
MTH 105Math in Society (higher)4
WR 121Academic Composition4
Elective3
 Credits18
Winter
FIRE 120Fire Protection Systems3
FIRE 110Building Construction for Fire Personnel3
FIRE 112Public Education and Fire Prevention3
FIRE 114Fire Codes and Ordinances3
WR 122Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition4
 Credits16
Spring
Artistic Process & Creation3
Aesthetics & Humanities3
Natural, Mathematical and Information Systems (recommend GS 104)4
Elective3
Social Science3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
Aesthetics & Humanities3
FIRE 175NFPA Firefighter 1 Academy7
FIRE 205Fire Behavior & Combustion3
Natural, Mathematical and Information Systems (recommend GS 105)4
 Credits17
Winter
Artistic Process & Creation3
Elective4
Human Relations:3-4
Social Science (recommend SOC 201)4
COMM 111
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
3-4
 Credits17-19
Spring
Elective3
Elective4
Elective4
FIRE 275Capstone: Tactics & Strategies3
FIRE 232Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply4
 Credits18
 Total Credits102-104

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