Fire science students complete their degree through online learning. After completing general education and technical core courses, students complete courses in one or more of these three areas of concentration: Fire Suppression, Emergency Service Supervision and Administration (ESSA), Emergency Medical Care (EMC).
The Fire Science Technology program does not require a separate application process. All students planning on entering this program should plan to meet with the Program Director to develop an academic plan.
All Fire Science Technology students complete the General Education and Technical Core courses. The general education courses are available either online or in a traditional classroom. Then students complete courses in one or more of the three areas of concentration: Fire Suppression, Emergency Service Supervision and Administration (ESSA), and Emergency Medical Care (EMC). Fire science majors complete their degree requirements through online learning. Distance education is a wonderful way for busy working adults to complete their degree.
Today’s emergency workers are highly-trained professionals whose ultimate goal is the preservation of life and property. Because of the diversity and complexity of emergency service work, formal education is playing an increasingly important role in the emergency service field.
Graduates go on to become fire fighters, fire investigators and other fire prevention personnel. Additional training can be obtained through the National Fire Academy. Much of the training at the Fire Academy may be used towards a fire science degree at Chattanooga State.