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Firefighters are crucial members of our communities. Nationally, the projected employment outlook for firefighters is expected to grow 5%* over the next ten years. By earning your fire science degree, you have the safety and leadership skills needed for a highly rewarding career saving lives and providing service to others.
Students develop the essential skills and knowledge needed to save lives and property. From the principles of emergency services, to fire behavior and combustion to fire investigation and protection systems, graduates will be ready to serve and protect in their community.
Emergency Medical Technician certification preparation is included in the coursework. Students complete the MWCC fire science program ready to take their EMT Certification Exam.
Mount Wachusett Community College’s online Fire Science Technology associate degree transforms you into a public safety leader in your community. This degree is ideal for both individuals looking to begin their careers in fire and emergency services and those who are already a firefighter seeking professional development and educational advancement.
The core focus of the program centers on developing the safety knowledge and leadership skills needed to protect lives and property, prevent fires, safely handle emergency situations, and educate government leaders on preparedness for the future. This will help you build a rewarding career protecting and saving the lives of others and providing a vital community service.
What You'll Learn
Fire Science Courses
The Fire Science Technology program at Mount Wachusett Community College provides students an opportunity to earn an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Science Technology. During the course of study, students will develop an understanding of the complexities of fire and emergency services.
Strategy and Tactics
Fire Protection Systems
Hazardous Materials Chemistry
Principles of Emergency Services
Principles of Firefighter Safety and Survival
Fire Behavior and Combustion
Fire and Emergency Services Administration
Legal Aspects of Emergency Services
Fire Hydraulics and Water Supply
Mass Fire Academy Course Credits
Articulation Agreement Details
Notice to applicants who have attended the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy: you may be eligible for articulated credit. The following list details the courses included in the Articulation Agreement between the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy and MWCC’s Fire Science Program. Please request a review of your eligibility when you apply to MWCC.
Career Recruit Training or Call/Volunteer Training Program = FST155 & 159
The Fire Science Technology Degree provides relevant coursework in building construction, fire prevention, fire investigation, and more. The Fire Science program accepts certain courses in transfer from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. This program is for those working in the field, as well as those seeking careers in fire and emergency services. MWCC has adopted the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model curriculum. These courses follow the national curriculum recognized by the National Fire Academy.