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Fire and Emergency Services, A.A.S

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JJC Program Code: FS275

ICCB Program Code: NSCI 0275

The Fire and Emergency Services combines fire science and emergency medical services theory with a liberal arts education. The program provides introductory level fire service and emergency medical service knowledge with the benefit of obtaining a degree before continuing to obtain paramedic licensure.  This allows students applying for fire department positions to obtain preference points in the hiring process.  In addition, it allows fulltime firefighter/paramedics to obtain a degree for promotional purposes without having to take time off work.  Job outlooks show a 22% increase in entry-level EMS jobs through 2024. The average starting salary for a firefighter/EMT is between $29,000 and $40,000 per year.  This wage allows the student to have steady employment with benefits while advancing their education.

Completion Guide

For advisor information and a sample schedule by semester, view our completion guide. 

Total Required Hours: 61 Semester Hours

Includes Online Courses

This program includes the option for distance education courses (online and/or hybrid).

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