AS in Fire Science: The Possibilities
Why should you get an AS in Fire Science? The possibilities may surprise you, but earning an associate degree in Fire Science will help you to advance your career as a firefighter.
An AS in Fire Science gives you specialized and advanced knowledge into the field. You will not only know how to fight fires but also how to prevent them and why they start in the first place. The courses you take in the program go in-depth into the science behind fire, construction and building codes, fire fighting equipment, department management, and more.
The possibilities with an AS in Fire Science
While you can enter the firefighting field with your high school diploma and firefighter training, you will find that more opportunities are available to you once you earn an AS in Fire Science. It will give you an edge on the competition when applying for jobs at fire departments as well as enhance your career.
Are you hoping to advance up the ranks at your fire department? Then an associate of science degree in Fire Science will help you to do that. Advancement opportunities at fire departments require a combination of education and experience. Get a head start with earning the AS in Fire Science.
Higher level positions within the fire department include assistant chief, battalion chief, captain, driver engineer, lieutenant, fire chief, and fire inspector. An AS in Fire Science will give you the knowledge base that you need to take on these leadership roles.
How to enroll
The AS in Fire Science program offered at HCI equips students with the proper training and courses needed for certification as Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, and Fire Inspector. The 60-college credit program can be completed in as little as 24 months. Applicants must already be a certified firefighter in order to apply.
Enrollment is ongoing, so you can apply today! If you are ready to see what possibilities await you in your firefighting career, contact us to learn more about our AS in Fire Science. Enhancing your career and your ability to serve your community at a higher capacity with this credential could be the right move for your future.