Program Description

Associate in Science Degree

The Fire Science Technology program is designed to provide career fire department personnel in the communities served by the College with a two-year career program whereby they may upgrade their educational levels and improve their effectiveness in the use of modern fire science techniques. Furthermore, the program will prepare students to begin a career in fire service.

The curriculum combines career and general education courses. In addition to firefighting, graduates of this program may find employment in private industry, or they may transfer to a college offering a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science or Public Safety.

Courses include: Fundamentals of Fire Prevention, Legal Aspects of Emergency Services, Science of Fire and Combustion, Hazardous Material Incident Response, and Fire Investigation.

Certificates also available:

In addition to firefighting, graduates of the program may also pursue careers in the following related fields:

  • Industrial Safety
  • Fire Safety Inspection
  • Arson Investigation
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Insurance Investigation

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