Credential Earned: Occupational Associate Degree
79 week program
Monday–Thursday, 9:00am– 12:00pm, Except EMT100 Monday-Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm
Courses vary in length. Students complete 1 course at a time. General Education courses are 16 weeks in length. General Education course schedules vary.
A degree in Fire Science prepares students to save lives and make a difference in this exciting field. In this program, the student will practice the fundamentals of the fire service profession as it relates to fire department organization, command, control and communications. The student also develops entry-level knowledge as it relates to alarm systems, fire behavior, fire appliances, fire prevention, arson techniques, emergency medical operations and managing an emergency scene. In addition to classroom and lab activities, students may participate in “Fitness Fridays from 1:00-3:00pm where physical fitness training prepares them to complete the physical requirements necessary to apply to a fire academy.
Graduates are prepared for entry level career opportunities in forestry, insurance, state, county, and local government along with local public fire departments.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful program completion graduates will be able to:
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- Collaborate effectively in groups or teams.
- Properly operate firefighting equipment.
- Describe construction techniques that maximize fire protection.
- Compare and contract various fire protection systems.
- Perform assessment and evaluation on medical and trauma patients in a pre-hospital setting.
- Correctly administer treatments and therapies within the scope of practice for an EMT.