Program at Tidewater Community College
Richard A. Dienst
Director - Fire Science Program - 757 - 822 - 7209 - RDienst@tcc.edu
Fire Science website
i-INCURR - TCC's portal that houses course and program information and curriculum guides.
The Fire Science Program Director recommends an informal interview
prior to admission to the program. If you have questions about
the program call (757)822 - 7209 for an appointment.
Information on grants, loans, and scholarships are available from
the Financial Aid office and can be reached by calling (757) 822-7292.
If you are eligible for Veterans educational benefits, The Veterans
Affairs office will assist you with your application. They
can be reached by calling
PURPOSE OF THE FIRE SCIENCE PROGRAM
The Fire Science program will prepare
a new student for an exciting new career in a public or private
Fire Science field, and enhance career advancements of current Fire
Fighters. The student will learn both the theoretical concepts
and practical application of Fire Suppression, Fire Science Management,
Fire Prevention Techniques, Arson Investigation, and the mitigation
of Hazardous Material Accidents.
- To provide the community with the highest quality of fire protection
- To provide the students with the knowledge and skills to safely
protect the citizenry and its property against all types of emergencies.
- To provide the students with the most current information that
will prepare them for advancement within their departments.
- To provide the students with a quality education that will
allow them to be highly competitive within any employment endeavor.