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Fire Science Technology


About the Program

Fire Science Technology is a career program that leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. It is designed to serve the needs of students in the Fire Service, and to prepare others to enter the service. Many of the fire science courses are articulated with the Office of the state Fire Marshal and count toward the requirements for Instructor I, Instructor II, Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, Apparatus Engineer and Hazmat 1st Responder. Fire Officer I and Fire Officer II are certified by the State Fire Marshal's Office. This certification allows students taking final exams at CLC to replace the state certification testing requirement.


Careers in Fire Science Technology

  • Firefighter
  • Firefighter/EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)
  • Firefighter/Paramedic
  • Fire Engineer
  • Apparatus Operator
  • Driver Engineer
  • Fire Captain
  • Fire Chief
  • Forest Ranger
  • Forestry Technician
  • Engine Boss
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • Forestry Crew Chief
  • Handcrew Chief

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Career Program Degrees

  • Fire Science Technology A.A.S.
  • Firefighter Basic Operations A.A.S.

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