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Fire Science Technology

Fire Science Technology is a two-year Associate degree program.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Read and interpret building blueprints and codes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fire prevention including fire detection and its causes, fire prevention systems and building codes.
  • Apply problem-solving skills to specific fire ground situations.
  • Analyze fire fighting strategies, techniques and procedures involved with incident command.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the organization and management of fire departments 
  • Analyze the ethical implications of fire department state policies and individual practices.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use technology related to fire science.
  • Communicate effectively in writing, verbal and electronic formats

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Career Options

Graduates with this degree will have the basic knowledge necessary to begin a challenging career in fire protection.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Applied Science Degree

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