Fire/Rescue Science Technology

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What is Fire/Rescue Science Technology?

The Fire/Rescue Science Technology program offers training to volunteer, combination and career fire departments as well as businesses, industries, ambulance services and rescue squads across Kentucky. Much of the training qualifies for college credit; credits earned are recorded by the college. Training provided by State Fire Rescue Training staff may be acquired and accumulated to fulfill core curriculum components for program credentials. Specific course requirements for an associate degree, diploma or certificate are available from the Fire/Rescue Training Coordinator. Students wishing to seek a credential will be required to meet college entrance requirements and pay associated fees for registration. EMT training is provided to fire, rescue and other emergency response agencies as well as business, industry, institutional and governmental agencies. Contact the Area Fire/Rescue Training Coordinator at 859-442-4136 for more details about the Emergency Medical Technician program. Certification is awarded by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$29,383
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low: $20k med: $29k high: $46k

What are my career options?

Most students in the program are already fire fighters. They are seeking to increase their knowledge and skills in order to advance their careers.

Fire Rescue Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
Emergency Medical Technician $29,383
Basic Firefighter $32,816
Fire Officer $32,816
Advanced Firefighter $32,816
Fire Chief $46,652

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Associate of Applied Science: Fire / Rescue Science Technology

Fire Rescue Science Technology Certificates and Diplomas

 

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Bill Birkle
Fire Technology
Training Coordinator
(859) 441-6859
bill.birkle@kctcs.edu

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