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Fire Science

Fire Science

In these courses, offered as part of Macomb’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Technology AAS Degree, you will learn about fire behavior, fire prevention, fire protection and suppression systems, fire investigation, building construction, and fire hydraulics. In addition to providing a pathway for those interested in public service positions, these courses provide a good overview for individuals interested in entering or advancing in the fire protection/suppression industry.

 

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Fire Science

  1. Take classes 100% online – at your convenience
  2. Credits will transfer to any institution aligned with the U.S. Fire Administration’s FESHE initiative
  3. Apply for career-advancing certificates from the National Fire Academy upon course completion

Fire Science Courses at Macomb

  • Principles of Emergency Services
  • Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival
  • Fundamentals of Fire Prevention
  • Fire Behavior and Combustion
  • Fire Hydraulics & Water Supply
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Building Construction for Fire Protection
  • Fire Investigation

Career Opportunities in Fire Science

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire and Emergency Medical Services Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include firefighter, emergency medical technician and fire protection systems technician. With a certificate or skill-specific certificate in Fire and Emergency Medical Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include firefighter, emergency medical technician and fire protection systems technician.

Transfer Pathways

Credits earned in Macomb’s Fire Science courses transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and may be applied to a bachelor’s degree.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science or another field, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.


How do I find out more about Macomb’s Fire Science Courses?

For more information about Fire Science courses or the Fire and Emergency Medical Technology AAS Degree program, contact the Program Advisor, Professor Kenneth Staelgraeve at 586.226.4991.

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