Program Code: FS300
The Fire Science Technology program combines fire science theory with a liberal arts education. The programs range from the introductory level to the administrative officer level.
Graduates of the program have gone on to professional careers in fire service, as well as within the areas of emergency medical services.
Firefighters work hard to prevent fires, save lives and teach the public about emergency services. In recent fire service publications, the entry-level salary for a career firefighter is approximately $45,000 and a fire officer with a degree averaging about $65,000. Today’s firefighter fights fewer fires than ever before, but the need has increased for educated fire and EMS personnel.
Those in emergency services must be educated in the areas of fire science technology, hazardous materials, emergency medical services and public education. We are seeing the need for educated fire personnel in the areas of fire codes and fire suppression systems. Today’s fire service brings about the opportunity to work not only as a professional or paid on-call/volunteer, but also the chance to work in the insurance field, the medical profession or as an investigator.