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The Benefits of Earning Your Fire Science Degree with HCI as a Firefighter

Benefits of Earning Your Fire Science Degree


As a firefighter, you serve your community in an important way. Firefighters can enter the field with only a high school diploma and the appropriate training; however, there are many benefits of earning your Fire Science degree with HCI.

Online and on campus
The program can be completed online and on campus. This gives you many options to work your education around your current work schedule as a firefighter. You can increase your level of training without having to change your schedule very much, or at all.

Accredited and approved
HCI’s Fire Science degree is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and approved by the Florida State Fire College. Your courses earn valuable college credits. You also are assured that the courses meet the standards of the Florida State Fire College.

Leadership skills
Learn leadership skills. This can help you advance as a firefighter. With a Fire Science degree from HCI, you can develop the skills that you need to grow your career within the fire department.

In-depth knowledge
Get in-depth knowledge about fire science. How can fires be prevented with building construction? What new techniques can extinguish fires, and why do they work? The more you know about fire, the more you can do as a firefighter.

Hiring prospects
Increase your hiring prospects. HCI’s Fire Science degree includes training for certification as Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, and Fire Inspector. You can increase your opportunities within the fire department.

Earning potential
Increase your earning potential. Because you are trained for leadership positions in the Fire Science degree program, you can increase how much that you are qualified to earn as a firefighter.

Serving community
Serve your community at a higher capacity. As firefighters, it is good to always strive to be the best that you can be. Stay sharp as a firefighter by learning new skills and honing current ones.

There are indeed many benefits to earning your AS in Fire Science from HCI. You will learn so many things about fire science and firefighting techniques that will serve you well in your career as a firefighter. Contact us today to learn more about how a Fire Science degree can benefit your future as well.


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