Fire Science

The Fire Science Technical Diploma program prepares learners with foundational entry level knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the fire service.  Concepts learned in this program include firefighter safety, fire prevention, hazardous material incident operations, building construction related to fire safety, and communication skills needed to be effective in the field. Graduates of this program will also obtain NTC’s EMT Basic Technical Diploma.  Courses in the Fire Science Technical Diploma program ladder into NTC’s Fire Medic Associate Degree and Fire Services Leadership Associate Degree programs which allows graduates to advance on their career pathway in this field.  A portion of the Fire Science coursework is accredited through the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) curriculum.  Potential occupations include employment as a paid on-call firefighter and/or EMT.

Program Name: 
Fire Science
Program Number: 
31-503-2
Type of Degree/Diploma: 
Technical Diploma
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