Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science Technology degree at Lakeland Community College is intended for individuals with a passion for helping society and its individuals. This program aims to give students the skills and knowledge needed to successfully fill positions as career and volunteer firefighters. Students may also be able to apply these skills in businesses and industries with a need for experience with fire safety and protection. Designed for both in-service and pre-service students, this online program may prepare graduates to spread their own knowledge of fire-safety equipment with insurance agencies, government agencies, and a whole host of other options. No matter the industry, fire and safety education are vital to the well-being of every person involved.

In this program, students may acquire valuable knowledge in communicating during a crisis and handling hazardous materials. The goal here is to prepare students with scientific and contextual understanding of fire hazards and how to deal with them, as well as operating procedures during fires and other emergencies. Graduates may be able to quickly act and communicate during times of crisis.

Once enrolled into the Fire Science Technology program, pre-service students will be required to take FIRE 2390, a Fire Field Service seminar, and in-service students FIRE 2490, Fire Service Problem Analysis and Solution. Including these required introductory courses, students are required to complete 68-69 credits to graduate with this degree. The course sequence is divided into 4 semesters; the first consisting of 17-18 credits, the second 18 credits, 17 in the third, and 16 in the final semester. Experienced professors will give valuable instruction in areas such as building construction and combustibility, fire service hydraulics, strategy and tactics, and hazardous materials operation and control. Students will also take general education courses and 14-15 credits of electives, from a list of technical, mathematics, humanities, and social science electives.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Lakeland Community College is a two-year public school located in Kirtland, Ohio. Lakeland was founded in 1967 as the first college in Ohio to be established based on a vote of the people. Off-site campuses are located in Madison, Painesville, and Willowick.

    Lakeland Community College offers over 130 certificates of completion and associate’s degrees in programs such as: arts and humanities, business technologies, engineering technologies, science and health technologies, and social science and public service. Online courses are available for students who are looking for a more convenient schedule where they can “attend class” any time or place that they like.


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