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2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Science Technology 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 (23)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (12)

  • Guided Elective (See List Below) Credits: (3)
  • Guided Elective (See List Below) Credits: (3)

Total Certificate Requirements - Credits (23)

Career and Salary Information

Career Beginning Salary With Technical Certificate Experienced Salary Median
Firefighter $22,200 $37,200
Fire Inspector/Investigator $32,100 $50,700

Career and salary information taken from http://www.onetonline.org  Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

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