Understanding the Fire Science Degree Program
You can earn an Associates Degree in Fire Science at HCI College. This degree is ideal for certified firefighters who want to advance their careers and enter into leadership positions.
With the Fire Science program, firefighters can qualify for positions like Fire Officer I and II, Fire Inspector, and Fire Instructor.
What is the Fire Science Degree Program
Firefighters learn technical skills for their jobs. The Fire Science Degree goes beyond the technical skills needed for being a good firefighter to the science behind it. Learn how fires start, the different ways to stop them, how construction has a role in fire prevention and in firefighting, and so much more.
The first 36 college credits of the program include courses like Fire Prevention Practices, Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy 1 and 2, Blueprint Reading and Plan Examination, Company Officer, and Leadership. Some of the other core courses include Private Fire Protection Systems 1, Fire Service Course Design, and Microcomputer Applications.
Nine college credits are reserved for electives. You have several Fire Science electives to choose, depending on your interests and career goals. Learn more about Fire Service Administration or Fire Chemistry or Fire Hydraulics. You can also learn more hazardous materials and investigation techniques.
Earning your Fire Science Degree
You can earn your Fire Science Degree through HCI College. Some courses are available online, while others may require that you take them on campus. Because of this flexibility, you can work toward your college degree as you work as a firefighter. Complete all of your core courses and electives, then you also have to take general education courses (15 college credits) to round out your education.
The program can be completed in as little as 24 months. By the time you finish your degree, you will have a better understanding of the science behind fires, fire prevention, and fire extermination. Become a better firefighter and qualify for leadership positions by getting your Fire Science Degree. It can open doors that you may not have known existed. Not only that, but you can serve at a higher capacity with your new knowledge and skills. Take the HCI Healthcare Career Training Readiness quiz to find out if this is the right path for you. Or, contact us to talk about registering for next semester.