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Fire Science Degree

Why You Should Pursue a Fire Science Degree


Certified firefighters who want to advance in their careers should consider pursuing a fire science degree. The fire science degree goes into depth on fire science, fire prevention, and firefighting techniques.

It also prepares the firefighter for higher level positions within the fire department.

There are many reasons to pursue a degree in fire science. While you can enter the fire service with only a high school diploma or GED, being promoted within the fire department requires experience and additional training and certification. A degree in fire science can open doors for you that you never thought possible.

Leadership training

The Associate of Science degree in Fire Science at HCI provides leadership training for certified firefighters. Get the skills necessary to become a supervisor or manager within the fire service. What does it take to lead a fire department? How do you prepare a budget? What responsibilities to the public does a Fire Officer have? A fire science degree answers these questions.

In-depth fire knowledge

With a degree in fire science, you can have more in-depth knowledge of fire prevention and firefighting tactics. Your on-the-job skills take on new meaning when you know the science behind it in more depth.

On-campus or online

The AS in Fire Science at HCI is offered on campus at West Palm Beach or online. You can attend a mixture of online and on-campus classes if it suits your schedule. Or, you can take almost all of your courses 100% online. The possibilities are endless to create a school schedule that works with your life and learning needs.

Career advancement

An AS in Fire Science can give you a competitive edge in promotional opportunities within the fire service. You learn Fire Officer I and II requirements, Fire Safety Inspector qualifications, and so much more. Get training and certification for a variety of roles. Get ready for career advancement with a degree in fire science.

If you are interested in pursuing a fire science degree, contact us to learn more about enrolling in the next semester. Your career in fire science can begin here at HCI.


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