Emergency Response & Operations (AAS) - Fire Science Emphasis

Program Information

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Emergency Response and Operations program provides students with a curriculum specific to the student’s individual needs in addition to the knowledge and skills needed in today’s changing public safety workplace. The program develops education, skills, and techniques for planning, responding, and mitigating various emergency situations within the student’s specific discipline with emphasis on effective response and operations. The curriculum combines coursework in public safety emergency services with a general education component.

In addition to the Fire Science emphasis, the following Emergency Response and Operations (ERO) program tracks are available at GCC:

Program Notes

GCC does not currently offer AJS/DPR/FSC147, AJS/DPR/FSC148, and/or FSC215. You can take these courses at another MCCCD college (MCC, PC, PVCC) and still graduate from GCC with this degree.

You must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program.

You must complete 0-21 credits of Restricted Electives (RE). You cannot select courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area. You will need to select the appropriate number of credits needed to meet the program total for completion of your track.

Some RE courses may have prerequisites/corequisites that are not included in the total program credits. If you are interested in taking courses with additional requisites you will need to adjust your academic plan to include these courses OR obtain permission from your instructor to waive these requirements.

If you are transferring to a state university, you should select general education requirement courses with designation values.

For assistance with course selection, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

Apply for graduation when enrolling for your final semester.

Name: SID:
Advisor: Catalog Year:


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