Fire Science Technology

Associate in Science

The Fire Science Technology Associate in Science degree program offers students a sequence of courses designed to provide relevant technical knowledge needed to prepare students for entry or advancement in the fire service or in a related fire protection field. A technical certificate, Fire Officer Supervisor, is included as an option within this degree program. Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn the technical certificate while completing the requirements for the degree.

This program is for candidates interested in supervision and advancing their career in the fire service industry.

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Career Outlook*

In addition to community fire departments, there are opportunities in government installations such as airports, as well as private fire-fighting companies. There is also a need for inspectors, investigators, forest rangers and smoke jumpers. In all cases, employment is based on high test scores and outstanding skills.

In 2014, there were 327,300 firefighter jobs. Job growth between 2014-2024 is expected at 5%. The median pay for firefighters in 2016 was $48,030 per year, or $23.09 per hour

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*All career data on this page, such as occupation description, career outlook and salary information reflects the national average and was sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.