Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Science provides students with a solid academic foundation and the skills needed to work in fire service organizations. The curriculum includes courses in:

  • Fire Behavior
  • Firefighting Strategies and Tactics
  • Fire Protection
  • Dealing with Hazardous Materials, and
  • Fire Prevention

Professionals with current Firefighting certifications may also qualify for prior learning credit that can be applied to many courses in the Associate Degree curriculum.


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Careers in Fire Science

The Fire Science program offers career opportunities in forestry, insurance, state, county and local government and in the fire service.

(For fire department employment, Civil Service requirements apply.)

This program may be completed in two years, if taken on a full-time basis. Many students choose to study on a part-time basis.

In addition to Fire Science courses, students in the associate of applied science in fire science program will also complete courses in:

  • Computer information systems
  • English
  • Math
  • Physical science
  • Political science
  • Psychology/Sociology

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LCCC’s Fire Science Degree is Nationally Recognized

LCCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science is recognized by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Program. The FESHE recognition Certificate is an acknowledgement that the degree programs meet the minimum standards of excellence established by FESHE professional development committees and the National Fire Academy (NFA).

LCCC is one of only three two-year colleges in Ohio to receive this recognition.


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Dawn Sgro