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Fire Science

Move up the ladder with a degree in this hot field

TCC’s fire science program opens doors to employment for career firefighters and other fire safety professionals who want to enhance their job skills. Taught entirely by faculty members who are current or former firefighters, the program also offers online, hybrid, and evening classes with convenient “flip-flop” scheduling, meaning students can come one of two separate nights and receive the same information.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
62
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Fire Science Technology

The two-year associate degree in fire science technology includes a general principles class in addition to classes in building construction, fire investigation, hazardous materials, occupational safety and health, and fire dynamics. Earning the associate degree makes a student seeking entry into a fire academy an attractive candidate.

Semesters:
2
Credits:
24
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Fire Science Supervision

If you're already a state-certified firefighter, consider advancing your career with this certificate, designed for students interested in management and administration in the fire protection field.

Additional Program Information:

You must be a state-certified firefighter to enroll in the Career Studies Certificate in Fire Science Supervision.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • are physically fit
  • have a clean driving record
  • embrace teamwork

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