The Fire Science Technology Program is designed to provide training and education to develop competent technicians in fire protection, prevention and administration. The program will also provide training and education for personnel of insurance companies and industries involved in fire protection and prevention. Another important function of the program is to enhance the training of paramedics and firefighters currently working in full-time and volunteer fire departments throughout the region. Students will complete a core of courses designed to ensure they possess the base knowledge necessary in Fire Science Technology. Satisfactory completion of prescribed 42.5 semester credit hours will lead to a Diploma. An additional 18 semester credit hours of the general education requirements will result in an Associate of Applied Science Degree. The classes will be offered at night and on Saturdays on a part-time basis over a three-year period.
- Have knowledge of hazards and related safety practices associated with fire science technology.
- Perform tasks related to fire protection, prevention, and administration.
- Demonstrate an understanding of personal and work characteristics that contribute to effective job performance.
- Use effective communication skills appropriate to the fire science industry.
- Apply the theory of fire science to specific jobs using critical thinking/reasoning skills and the ability to work independently.
- Use mathematical data and reasoning skills in relation to fire science technology.
- Prepare for certification/licensing.
Employment opportunities include city, town, and rural salaried fire departments, government agencies, construction firms, insurance companies, and hazardous materials handling. While not a salaried position, many communities depend on volunteer firefighters solely or in coordination with the salaried fire department personnel.
Human Relations, Introduction to Business, Spanish, Sign Language, Supervisory Management, aerobic and anaerobic physical education classes.
For more information about the Fire Science Program please contact:
Joel Journeay, MA
Area Fire Science Coordinator
800-658-4348 ext. 8126