Associate of Applied Science Fire and Emergency Services

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Associate of Applied Science Fire and Emergency Services (FES) degree program is committed to developing well-trained fire and emergency service professionals for employment in entry-level and managerial roles. The program follows a national professional development model and embraces a standardized course matrix ensuring easy transfer options for students interested in earning a baccalaureate degree. The 60 credit degree program includes general education courses, core courses, a sequence of concentration courses, and the ability to earn college level credit for work experiences and prior learning. Accelerated online courses are offered in 8-week sessions over the course of the Fall and Spring semesters. In the last three years, the LSU Eunice FES program enrollment has grown nearly ten percent per year and graduation rates have doubled. Many of the LSU Eunice FES graduates have become fire service officers, fire chiefs, training instructors, fire marshals, emergency managers, safety and environmental professionals, and other high-level positions.

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK
Although the pace has slowed in recent years, the employment for fire and emergency service occupations is still growing through attrition and retirement. Recent statistics indicated that through 2018 an average of thirty-five new recruits will be employed annually in the major metropolitan areas earning an average of $14.62 per hour. The FES CALL program is fortunate that higher education is becoming an accepted requirement for promotion into fire service leadership positions. As a result, many of the students are employed upon entering the program.

SAMPLE CLASSES
The Associate of Applied Science Fire and Emergency Services requires 60 credit hours by taking classes such as:

  • FOSC 2200 - Technology for Emergency Services
  • FSCI 2830 - Contingency Planning
  • FSCI 2153 - Fire Hydraulics
  • FSCI 2510 - Legal Aspect of the Emergency Services
  • FSCI 2151 - Fire Department Organization and Management
  • FSCI 2152 - Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival
  • FSCI 2155 - Fire Protection Systems and Equipment
  • FSCI 2210 - Fire Prevention and Inspection
  • "PLA": Louisiana Firefighter Articulation Agreement (up to 24 credits for certified fire and emergency training)
  • Firefighter I Certification for FSCI 1001 - Principles of Emergency Services
  • Firefighter II Certification for FSCI 1192 - Firefighting Essentials
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations for FOSC 1102 - Hazardous Materials
  • Fire Officer I & II Certification for FSCI 2150 - Fire Department Personnel Management
  • Medical First Responder for FSCI 2328 - First Responder
  • Emergency Medical Technician Basic for FSCI 2330 Emergency Medical Technician Basic
CALL SCHOOL: Louisiana State University Eunice
Louisiana State University Eunice is a community college with approximately 3,300 full and part-time students.  Academic programs of study include associate degrees, certificate/technical diplomas, and technical competency areas. 

CONTACT INFO
Kenneth Elliott
Assistant to the Director of Continuing Education
Louisiana State University Eunice
P.O. Box 1129
Eunice, LA 70535
Phone 337-550-1390
Email: kelliott@lsue.edu

For additional information, please use the contact form or visit the Louisiana State University at Eunice CALL Website.


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