Program: Fire Science

Overview

Fire Science

The Fire Science program prepares students for careers in the fire service and enhances skills for those who are currently employed in that area.

Career Opportunities

Students are educated and trained in the technical fields relating to fire and safety practices. This program also provides partial lower-division preparation for the baccalaureate degree in this field. 

This Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for entry to a fire academy and for an entry-level position in private and public fire-related occupations. 

This Associate Degree will prepare students for entry to a fire academy and for career advancement for those already employed in a fire-related industry.

Associate in Science (AS), Fire Science

Students are educated and trained in the technical fields relating to fire and safety practices. This program also provides partial lower division preparation for the baccalaureate degree in this field. This Associate Degree will prepare students for entry to a fire academy and for career advancement for those already employed in a fire-related industry. 

Program Learning Outcomes: 
  • Explore the history, development, structure, and functions of the American fire service. 
  • Apply prevention/protection/fire-fighting theories, principles, and concepts to address real-life situations in the field. 
  • Recognize the importance of and practice of the safety behaviors in a professional fire service setting. 
  • Analyze, interpret, and evaluate prevention/protection/firefighting theories, policies, practices, and procedures to develop strategies to prevent, control, and fight fires. 

Certificate of Achievement, Fire Science

This Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for entry to a fire academy and for an entry-level position in private and public fire-related occupations.