Fire Science Technology

Program updates are in progress, please refer to the 2016-2017 course catalog (PDF) for program information.

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Associate of Applied Science

The Fire Science Technology program is designed to meet the demands of fire service personnel. The program prepares students for a career in fire service (career or volunteer). Courses are offered through traditional classroom instruction, independent study, lab, and an academy setting. The program prepares students to take the Wyoming State Firefighter II nationally accredited certification exam. This certification is transferable from state-to-state within a one-year period from program completion. Experienced firefighters may earn credits transferable to the program from on-the-job training and current certifications.

About the Career

"A Harris Poll discovered the public views careers in firefighting as one of the most respectable careers just behind doctors or scientists. Generally, potential firefighters only need a high school diploma before applying; however, more and more fire departments are now requiring a two-year associate’s degree in fire science or fire prevention." – College Grad website
"Applicants for municipal fire fighting jobs generally must pass a written exam; tests of strength, physical stamina, coordination, and agility; and a medical examination that includes drug screening. The completion of community college courses in fire science may improve an applicant's chances for appointment. In recent years, an increasing proportion of entrants to this occupation have had some postsecondary education."
Career Profiles website

Potential Career Firefighter Benefits

  • Median pay of $46,870 per year (2015)
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Promotion/advancement opportunities
  • Attractive shift schedules
  • Medical and liability insurance
  • Workers compensation coverage
  • Vision and dental insurance
  • Paid sick leave, vacation and holidays
  • Paid uniforms
  • Paid training
  • Education incentives
  • Pension and retirement plans

Fire Science Resources

Cost of Attendance

For general college expense, view LCCC’s tuition and fees. Students in the Fire Science program have additional estimated course fees expense of $450.* This is an estimate and may change at any time. This estimate may vary due to differences in state licensure fees, the number and type of immunizations needed and uniform costs. Course fees may be higher for one modality when compared to another.

The Fire Academy has a lab fee and additional fees may be charged for duty uniform purchases for Fire Academy to include steel toe boots, EMS style pants and t-shirts. Laramie County Community College will provide firefighting personal protective equipment (PPE) to include helmet, eye protection, flash hood, bunker coat, bunker pants, structural firefighting boots and gloves. Students will be charged for PPE that is not returned at the end of the Fire Academy.