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Fire Service Administration A.A.S. Degree
The Fire Service Administration A.A.S. degree program provides the degree credential necessary for rank promotion and career advancement.

This program is open to any career or volunteer fire fighter and integrates general education coursework with the major components of the Division of Fire Rescue Services (DFRS) Fire/Rescue training curriculum.

Students will complete a total of 60 credits, including 21 general education credits, 24 credits in supporting professional studies courses, and 15 credits through Fire/Rescue Department Career Recruit School courses. Certain courses are restricted to employees or volunteers of the Fire/EMS Department or an emergency services agency.

Other Requirements* Credits
FS 145-EMTB - Emergency Medical Technician 6
FS 112-EVO -  Emergency Vehicle Operator 2
FS 101-FFI - Firefighter I 3
FS 102-FFII - Firefighter II 2
FS 108-HMO - Hazardous Material Operations 1
FS 117-ICS - Incident Command System 1
FEMA 150
- Incident Command System (ICS)

*Articulated from coursework/training through either the DFRS Recruit Fire Academy Program, the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute (MFRI), the National Fire Academy (NFA), or the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

This program is designed to enhance and advance qualifications for current career and volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel/volunteers wishing to complete a degree in Fire Service Administration. Earning an associate degree assists in advancing your career in fire services.

Tuition Reimbursement Options for this Program:

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

  • MACEM&PS recognize that college-level learning does occur outside of the traditional environment.  Ask the MACEM&PS Program Managers about the extensive opportunities to evaluate your experienced-based learning and how to demonstrate this learning for academic credit.​ Learn more.

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Archived Curriculum Pathways

2020-2021 Curriculum Pathway
2019-2020 Curriculum Pathway

*Course Renumbering Reference (for use with Pathways prior to 2019-2020)

2018-2019 Curriculum Pathway
2017-2018 Curriculum Pathway

*To view curriculum requirements for all previous catalog years and pathways for previous catalog years from 2021-2022 forward, please see previous catalog versions. Pathways for years prior to 2021-2022 are archived below.


Frederick County Public School students receive free tuition at FCC for all courses. Fee and book scholarships may be available for select programs. Students should speak with their high school counselor first if they plan to enroll in an FCC workforce development course or program.


To find more information about how credits may transfer from Frederick Community College to a state four-year institution visit ARTSYS or consult a College advisor.  

Frederick Community College has articulation agreements with the following institutions, allowing students a seamless transfer experience. Students who plan to transfer should speak with an advisor or program manager from their chosen transfer institution before selecting elective courses.
$49,620.00/yr • +7%*
Fire Inspectors
$60,200.00/yr • +10%*
*Median pay, projected job growth or decline from 2016-2026. Data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018 Edition.
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