Fire Science Technology

Students receive academic and hands-on instruction, in accordance with National Fire Protection Association, in preparation of a fire fighting profession.  Instruction and skill drills include: the donning and doffing of personal protective clothing and breathing apparatus; forcing entry into doors, windows, and walls; carrying and climbing a ladder; advancing an uncharged hose line up a ladder; conducting searches and rescuing victims; performing CPR; and mitigating vehicle crashes.

Instruction is focused on Fire Fighter Injury Prevention and exceeds the    qualifications as outlined in the 2008 edition of NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications.

Career Options
Graduates are employed in government fire departments, large industry fire departments and military service

Diploma program: 89 credit hours or 18 months for full-time students.

Associate degree: 113 credit hours or 24 months for full-time students.