This program offers an in-depth study of fire science and safety with opportunities to specialize. It is designed for the pre-employment student, the employed firefighter, or the volunteer firefighter who is seeking to augment present job skills. The broad educational background prepares students for employment as highly specialized and thoroughly schooled fire science and safety technicians. In addition to the required fire science courses, students are able to select a field of specialization including fire science education, fire investigation, and emergency rescue-technician. Jobs require performing heavy work indoors and outdoors for prolonged periods under dangerous conditions.
Career and Technical Education Options
Fire Science is a career and technical education program. Some courses may not transfer to four-year institutions.
- Associate in Applied Science in Fire Science
- Fire Inspector Basic Certificate
- Fireground Commander Basic Certificate
- Fire Technician Basic Certificate
- Fire Company Officer Basic Certificate
- Fire Science Technology Specialist Advanced Certificate