Fire Science31 Credit Technical Diploma
The Fire Science Technical Diploma program prepares learners with foundational entry level knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the fire service. Concepts learned in this program include firefighter safety, fire prevention, hazardous material incident operations, building construction related to fire safety, and communication skills needed to be effective in the field. Graduates of this program will also obtain NTC’s EMT Basic Technical Diploma. Courses in the Fire Science Technical Diploma program ladder into NTC’s Fire Medic Associate Degree and Fire Services Leadership Associate Degree programs which allows graduates to advance on their career pathway in this field. A portion of the Fire Science coursework is aligned with the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) curriculum. Potential occupations include employment as a paid on-call firefighter and/or EMT.
Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.
Before you apply, you should know
This program requires a criminal background check. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.
Current CPR certification is required prior to clinical placement. Accepted certifications include Professional Rescuer & Healthcare Provider (ARC) or Healthcare Provider (AHA).
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The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. The $30.00 application fee is being waived at this time.Apply Now
We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.