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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Fire Science Technical Certificate


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This technical certificate program is designed to prepare students in practical firefighting operations and fire service management. The emphasis in the curriculum is on history and theory, used when appropriate, to assist firefighters to cope with current problems in the field.

The program offers training for professional fire service personnel to improve job performance and prepare for upward mobility. It is designed also to provide an avenue for area citizens to receive the training necessary for entry into a fire science career. All major courses meet the National Fire Academy standards.

A student must complete the required major core courses and complete any two guided elective courses to earn the Fire Science Technology Technical Certificate.

For those desiring an associate degree, the Technical Certificate may be used towards completion of the AAS in Fire Science Technology.

Applicants wishing to enter the Technical Certificate program must complete the following process:

  • Meet admission requirements for the College based on the admission or readmission status the applicant is seeking
  • Submit any other requested documents

Certificate Requirements - Credits (24)


Degree Works, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the Degree Works audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (12)


  • Fire Science Elective (See List Below) Credits: (3)
  • Fire Science Elective (See List Below) Credits: (3)

Total Certificate Requirements - Credits (24)


Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this certificate. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Career Beginning Salary With Technical Certificate Experienced Salary Median
Firefighter $21,860 $37,470
Fire Inspector/Investigator $34,110 $51,930

 

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