Fire Science Technology

Associate in Applied Science
Career Degree
Cost
$12,026*

Advance your fire service career

With an Associate in Applied Science in fire science technology, you learn why fires spread and how. This knowledge and the real-world skills you obtain throughout this program prepare you to assist people in need.
Become an expert in the basic principles of saving lives while conducting highly needed emergency services. Some skills you develop include:

  • fire assessment and dynamics
  • fire operations, tactics & strategies
  • fire investigation
  • pre-fire planning
  • basic engine and truck company operations

What can you do with an A.A.S. in Fire Science Technology?

Whether you’re just starting out or have a background in firefighting, this Associate in Applied Science in fire science technology will give you skills in the chemistry and dynamics of fire.

Learn skills needed to obtain different positions in the fire service, the highest being a fire chief and get an in-depth understanding of how to lessen the impact of loss and destruction in emergency and disaster situations.

Start right away with your associate degree in roles such as:

  • firefighter
  • fire training officer
  • safety advocate
  • public educator
  • arson investigator
  • wildland firefighter

With additional education and experience, you can help people as a:

  • fire lieutenant
  • battalion fire chief
  • deputy fire chief
  • fire chief
  • civilian fire protection engineer

Because the program is Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE)-accredited, you take courses recognized by the National Fire Academy (NFA). Sign up with the NFA to receive dual credit for several of the classes you take while obtaining your degree. 

Highlights

  • Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE)-Accredited

    Courses Students will sign up with National Fire Academy (NFA) and get dual credit for completing certain classes.
  • WIOA Program

  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Degree

    Earn an associate degree in 2 years and gain in-demand technical and job-ready skills.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Career Outlook

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    ENG 120 3
    MTH 114 3
    CIT 119 3
    FST 111 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ENG 120
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MTH 114
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CIT 119
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code FST 111
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CMM 121 3
    PHY 120 4
    FST 180 3
    FST 173 3
    FST 174 3
    • Course Code CMM 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PHY 120
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code FST 180
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code FST 173
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code FST 174
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    PSY 121 3
    • Course Code PSY 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    PSC 122 3
    HUM 127 3
    FST 120 3
    FST 177 3
    FST 181 3
    FST 182 3
    • Course Code PSC 122
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUM 127
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code FST 120
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code FST 177
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code FST 181
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code FST 182
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    FST 116 3
    FST 117 3
    FST 179 3
    FST 217 3
    FST 218 3
    • Course Code FST 116
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code FST 117
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code FST 179
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code FST 217
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code FST 218
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

66


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Fire Science Technology at CLC: Get the bigger picture

An Associate in Applied Science is just one possible way to study fire science technology. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options such as Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) certifications. 

Learn about courses, faculty, related programs and more.

View the Fire Science Technology Program Overview

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*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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