Fire Science - Certificate
The Fire Science certificate is designed for individuals who are employed in the field
of Fire and Rescue or are interested in pursuing training in this field. A combination
of Fire Science Exemption Credit (FSC) and general education prepares graduates for
advanced career opportunities and professional development. The general education
core is intended to provide students with skills in the following areas: oral and
written communication, interpersonal relationships, leadership, and management. Most
courses are offered via distance learning to accommodate students employed on shift
work. Courses in this certificate program also apply to the Associate in Applied Science,
Public Service Administration emphasis.
Note: Fire Science Exemption Credit is given for approved National Fire Academy training based on recommendations made by the American Council on Education (ACE) and awarded per the S.C. Technical College System guidelines. National Fire Academy training can only be obtained by being employed or a volunteer with local fire departments or rescue agencies.
For more information, contact:
Candace Howell (843) 349-7132
The Fire Science certificate prepares students to meet the challenges of preventing
fires and reducing the loss of life and property in today's rapidly changing emergency
services delivery system.
For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.
For more information about gainful employment, visit: http://www.hgtc.edu/righttoknow.
Transfer requirements for senior colleges/universities vary widely; visit www.sctrac.org for specific information. The transfer courses in this display should be regarded only as suggested courses. Each student is responsible for planning a program of study to meet the requirements of the senior college or university to which the student expects to transfer. Therefore, a student planning to transfer the first two years from HGTC to a senior college or university should visit http://www.hgtc.edu/academics/university_transfer.html or www.sctrac.org or obtain a copy of that institution’s catalog. For specific transfer opportunities, contact the department chair.
|First Semester - Fall|
|CPT 101||Introduction to Computers||3|
|ENG 155||Communications I*||3|
|PSY 103||Human Relations*||3|
|Second Semester - Spring|
|ENG 160||Technical Communications*||3|
|MGT 101||Introduction to Management||3|
|PSC 201||American Government||3|
|FSC||Fire Science Exemption Credit**||18|
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
*Students continuing toward a bachelor’s degree: ENG 101, ENG 102, and SPC 205 are recommended in place of ENG 155 and ENG 160, and PSY 201 in place of PSY 103. Consult your academic advisor.
**Fire Science Exemption Credit is given for approved National Fire Academy training based on recommendations made by the American Council on Education (ACE) and awarded per the S.C. Technical College System Guidelines. National Fire Academy training can only be obtained by being employed or a volunteer with local fire departments or rescue agencies.