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Program Details

Massasoit Community College offers a Fire Science Technology program through their Division of Public Service and Social Science field. Students who complete the program will earn their Associate in Science Degree in Fire Science.

The Fire Science Technology program was created to provide students with a career in fire service. Students will gain experience through the fire department personal in the communities served by the college with a two-year program. Students gain understanding about modern fire science techniques that will help them enhance their education and improve effectiveness.

The curriculum blends career and general education courses. Along with fire fighting, students may also find employment opportunities in private industry. Students may even transfer to a college to further enhance their studies and earn their Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science or Public Safety.

To complete the Fire Science Technology program, students must take a minimum of 60 credits and a minimum of 20 courses. Students should be aware that one course cannot be used for credit of another course. Students are eligible to test out of certain courses depending on their scores.

Once students have completed the program, individuals will obtain the skills necessary to excel in their fire service career. Some of these skills include: explaining the history and basic principles of fire service, providing analyses of fire control principles, and demonstrating knowledge of legal aspects of fire and emergency medical service. Graduates will also be able to know the duties of incident command, utilize knowledge of building construction principles, fire protection systems, and fire prevention codes to affect safer occupancies. These are only a few of the skills graduates will gain throughout the program.


Students must complete all forms and correct class levels for transfer credit.

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education