The certificate program in Fire Science Technology is designed to provide
a broad-based knowledge of current and future advances in the fire science
field. Rapid advances in technology require that personnel in the field
keep abreast of the latest changes in technology and equipment.
Firefighter, Fire Officer, Fire Protection Specialist, Fire/Emergency
Instructor, Fire or Building Inspector, Fire Investigator, Rescue
Service, Emergency Medical Service, Hazardous Materials Services,
Emergency Manager, Occupational or Industrial Safety and Risk
Management, and related occupations.
Admission Requirements: General
college curricular admission
Program Notes: The certificate
program is designed to provide full transferability to the AAS degree program where
more in-depth knowledge in management is emphasized.
There are no physical requirements
such as height, weight, eyesight, and physical dexterity; however, the student
should understand that there may be some requirements for employment in
fire or rescue service agencies.
Computer Competency Requirement:
Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency
requirement by successfully completing
Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer
competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in
which case they will receive college credit for
Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only