The Fire Sciences Department (FIRE) provides training and education for students wishing to begin a career in the fire service, attain a higher level of education, and/or prepare for career advancement.
Within the Fire Sciences Department, two degrees are offered:
The Fire Protection Technology, AAS degree is designed to prepare those students wishing to enter the fire protection career as entry-level firefighters. It is a skills and certification-based program that prepares a student with the education, certifications, and affiliation, valued by fire service leaders.
The Fire Service Administration, AAS-T degree is designed for students who are currently working as career firefighters and wish to create the opportunity for upward mobility. The degree is academic-based and is primarily online in its delivery, suiting the needs of shift workers. The degree is fully transferable to bachelor-level programs.
By adding a third year of general education courses, students receiving the Fire Protection Technology, AAS degree can also obtain the Fire Service Administration, AAS-T degree. Achieving the AAS-T degree means not only being prepared for an entry-level fire-fighting position, but also lays the foundation for eventual advancement in the fire service.
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