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What is Fire Science?

Fire science is the study of all aspects of fire, from fire behavior to fire investigation. Many of those seeking to become a firefighter or obtain a career in fire prevention, protection, or safety might pursue a degree in fire science.

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Degrees


The Fire Science degree program is an interdisciplinary program of study which prepares students for a broad range of employment opportunities including Firefighter, Hazardous Materials Technician, Fire Marshal/Inspector, Fire Investigator, and Fire Service Supervisor/Manager.

Fire Science AAS Program Outcomes

Fire Science AAS Success Rates

In addition to preparing students for employment, this degree program is appropriate for individuals already employed in the Public Safety field who are seeking skill upgrade and promotional opportunities, and individuals preparing to transfer to a four-year college/university. The Fire Science degree will allow students to declare a concentration in Suppression or Non-Suppression areas. This degree outline provides the list of core requirements and elective options.

Students interested in a transfer program in fire science should see an academic advisor for an educational plan.

Short Term Certificates


The Basic Firefighter certificate program is designed to prepare students for positions as career and volunteer firefighters at the entry level. Some students may already be employed at the entry level and are seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills.

The Fire Science Community Risk Manager certificate is designed for those interested in training in the area of risk management with a fire prevention emphasis.

The Fire Science Driver/Operator certificate is designed to prepare the student to become a driver/operator of fire service pumping apparatus and hydraulics as it relates to the fire service.

The Fire Service Officer/Manager certificate is designed for those interested in fire service leadership/management and in becoming a fire service officer.

Additional Program Information


Start at Yavapai College - Finish at the university of your choice

We are dedicated to helping students get started at Yavapai College and transfer into the university program that will fit their goals. Through our transfer partnerships and tools we can help you prepare for your next steps. 

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YC Pipeline Career Exploration

The YC Pipeline career development and job skills platform allows YC students and Yavapai County job seekers to explore in-demand careers that align with their passions, skills, and the region's economic demands. The platform gives students and job seekers advanced insights about the exact skills, education, or certificates they need to reach their career goals. Upon completion of their profile, users will then have access to a variety of career exploration opportunities and information, including job shadowing, service learning, field experience, research, apprenticeship, further education, and other opportunities specific to Yavapai County.

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Careers in this Field

Faculty

EF

Edward Fischer

EM

Edward Mezulis

JM

Jacob McIntire

JB

James Bushman

JT

Jarrett Tarver

MD

Michael Dougherty

RB

Robert Borker

RZ

Robert Zazueta

TT

Timothy Tillich

TM

Todd Miranda