Graduation June 21, 2024 – Guest Speaker Ken West, President & CEO of HCA Florida JFK Hospital

Why should you earn your Fire Science degree?

earn your Fire Science degree

Firefighters serve their communities in important ways. From putting out fires to rescuing people from natural disasters, firefighters make a difference.

You can start your career as a firefighter with a high school diploma, training, and certification. So, why should you earn your Fire Science degree?

Reasons to get your Fire Science Degree


There are many reasons to continue your education and get an associates degree in Fire Science. Let’s take a look at some of the top reasons for going back to school to get your degree:

  • You’re already partially there
    Your firefighter training means that you have already earned some college credits. All you need are a few more college credits to earn a degree in Fire Science.
  • A deeper understanding of fires
    The Fire Science curriculum goes even more in-depth into firefighting techniques. Learn more about how fires start, how to prevent them, and how to stop them.
  • Serve the community at a higher capacity
    With a deeper understanding of fires, you may be able to serve your community at a higher capacity.
  • More advancement opportunities
    The Fire Science degree prepares the firefighter for a variety of managerial and supervisory roles, including Fire Office I and Fire Officer II. Possibly advance your career prospects with a degree in Fire Science.
  • Increased job prospects
    Competition for firefighter jobs is fierce. Stand out among other applicants with a degree in Fire Science.


Ready to enroll?


You will receive a high-quality education that prepares you for a career in firefighting.

Complete the degree with 60 college credits. Learn the ins and outs of fire prevention and firefighting. Enhance your career as a firefighter in 12 to 24 months of college. Once you complete the program and pass all requirements, you will have an associate of science in Fire Science. An Academic Advisor can tell you about any special requirements that this program requires. Contact us at (561) 586-0121 to register for the next semester!



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