Fire Science Technology Degrees and Certificates


Please click here to view Fire Science Technology degrees.

(See below for degree/certificate requirements for each).

Completion of this curriculum prepares you for:

  • Entry into a career of fire suppression, prevention of related fields.
  • Promotion within a fire department or within the fire service.
  • Advancement to a four-year college in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science Administration.

Emphasis is placed on modern methods of fire prevention and suppression, and management of the fire service. Public and private fire protection systems; life safety of fire service personnel and civilians; protection of property through the application of code enforcement; and the increasing problems of hazardous materials and arson are studied. Prior to enrollment, if you are not presently a member of a fire department, you are required to take assessment tests, which are administered in the Learning and Resource Center. The fire science instructor, upon consultation with assessment staff, evaluates test results in order to assist you with proper placement in your course of study in fire science. Advanced students are expected to substitute courses for introductory courses.


Please click here to view Fire Science Technology certificates.

  • Fire Fighter I Certificate
  • Fire Fighter II Certificate
  • Fire Instructor Certificate
  • Fire Officer I Certificate
  • Fire Inspector Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year's data only. However, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

Plans of Study and Course Sequencing

Plans of Study are rigorous, articulated academic "road maps" to your career goals, commencing in ninth grade and leading to certificates, licensure, degrees and beyond.

Course Sequencing Guides are suggested scheduling guidelines developed by RRCC programs which help you to complete your certificate or degree in a timely manner.

Career Path/Options in Fire Science Technology

  • Firefighter
  • Fire Science Management
  • Fire Officer
  • Fire Investigator
  • Fire Instructor
  • Hazardous Materials Specialist
  • Driver Operator
  • Fire Inspector