Fire Protection and Safety Technology
The Fire Protection and Safety program is designed to provide professional training for students in careers as firefighting professionals in fire protection and safety agencies. Our highly qualified and experienced instructors guide you to success in learning the specialized knowledge required of firefighters. Careers include opportunities in municipal, state and federal agencies, as well as insurance companies and industries. This program is designed to meet the needs of potential and in service firefighters seeking promotional opportunities by providing practical and technical instruction.
- Estimated Length of Program: 2 years
- Credential Awarded: Associate in Science in Fire Protection and Safety Technology
If you want to advance through the ranks of the fire department, all the way up to fire chief, the degree can help get you there. STCC’s program opens doors for firefighters and also is a good value. My degree from STCC paved the way for me not only to further my education but to also become Fire Commissioner.Bernard J. “B.J.” Calvi, 2001, Fire Commissioner, Springfield Fire Department
Evening Program Only
The Fire Protection & Safety Technology program trains and educates competent leaders in fire protection, prevention, and administration, with coursework for individuals presently working in a fire-science occupation, or those seeking employment in this field.
This program prepares graduates for a variety of careers, including city, town and state firefighting; military and airport first-responder positions; departmental or regional positions; fire investigation; and emergency medical services, where firefighters and medical technicians work closely together. There are also opportunities within the business and industrial areas, such as: hazardous materials, fire insurance-claim investigation, hospital fire safety, fire prevention inspection, and work with the National Fire Protection Association in fire investigation, as well as establishing and publishing standards.
Upon the successful completion of requirements of this program, the degree of Associate in Science in Fire Protection and Safety Technology will be awarded.