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Fire Science Technology

Associate in Applied Science in Fire Science Technology Degree

The Associate in Applied Science in Fire Science Technology Degree prepares students to seek a career as a firefighter and/or fire administrator. It serves students with no previous experience, who may be presently employed, seeking advancement in the fire service or who want to transfer to four-year college/university to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration.

Associate in Applied Science in Fire Science Technology Degree

The Associate in Applied Science in Fire Science Technology Degree prepares students to seek a career as a firefighter and/or fire administrator. It serves students with no previous experience, who may be presently employed, seeking advancement in the fire service or who want to transfer to four-year college/university to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration.

Fire Science Technology Program Fire Investigation Specialist Career Certificate

The Fire Science Technology Program Fire Investigation Specialist Career Certificate includes training in various categories of fire hazards. This certificate assists established career, industrial fire protection, paid-on-call, or volunteer firefighters and emergency service personnel in promotional opportunities.

The Fire Prevention Specialist Career Certificate

The Fire Prevention Specialist Career Certificate includes training in hazardous materials, and proper storage and protection from these hazards in occupancies and assists established career, industrial fire protection, paid-on-call, or volunteer firefighters and emergency service personnel in promotional opportunities.

The Fire Officer Leadership I Career Certificate

The Fire Officer Leadership I Career Certificate provides instruction on fire behavior and hazards involved in dealing with emergency incidents and assists established career, industrial fire protection, paid-on-call, or volunteer firefighters and emergency service personnel in promotional opportunities.

The Fire Officer Leadership II Career Certificate

The Fire Officer Leadership II Career Certificate provides instruction on fire behavior and hazards involved in dealing with emergency incidents and assists established career, industrial fire protection, paid-on-call, or volunteer firefighters and emergency service personnel in promotional opportunities.

For more information, visit the Fire Science Technology Program.

Fire Science Technology coursework prepares students to pursue careers as modern firefighters – experts in fire prevention and suppression, emergency medicine, hazardous materials and issues related to arson.

In addition, modern firefighters must be physically fit, be able to deal with people in crisis, think critically and communicate at a high level to a variety of audiences.

While the work is demanding, a career in Fire Science technology can be rewarding – many positions offer competitive salaries and Fire Departments are estimating they will be replacing 50-55% of their current workforce in the next five years.

Morton's Fire Science Technology coursework provides instruction in:

  • Fire behavior and extinguishment
  • Fire prevention concepts
  • Fire detection technology
  • Strategy and tactics in emergency situations
  • Fire investigation
  • Hazardous materials
  • Fire officer leadership
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