Arts, Science & University Transfer

Fire Science Technology Transfer - Associate in Science

Current firefighters who are interested in furthering their career in fire science may enroll in the Associate in Science - Fire Science Technology transfer program. Through an agreement with Coastal Carolina University (CCU), students can transfer to CCU's Interdisciplinary Studies baccalaureate program or other university programs.  Students who have earned the Associate in Science - Fire Science Technology degree may waive CCU's General Education Core requirements.  Students may also transfer to other senior institutions.

The Fire Science Technology (FST) program is available to current firefighters who have completed fire-science training through Firefighter II level at the SC Fire Academy or other approved National Fire Academy program.  Official transcripts from the granting institution must be submitted after the applicant has applied for admission to HGTC.  Students who have not completed Fire Academy training are eligible to take only General Education courses until training has been completed and transcripts submitted. 

Visit to view transfer programs at Coastal Carolina University and other senior institutions.

For more information:

Scott Cyganiewicz  (843) 477-2092

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Career Outlook

The A.S. in Fire Science Technology degree enables firefighters to transfer to a baccalaureate program to continue their  educational experience to better meet the challenges of preventing fires and reducing the loss of life and property in today's rapidly changing emergency-services delivery system. Graduates may enrich their firefighting skills by studying mathematics and natural science, along with advanced fire-science technology courses, in preparation for transfer to a senior institution.