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Fire/Rescue Science Technology

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What is Fire/Rescue Science Technology?

As an emergency first responders, fire/rescue workers are skilled in handling pressure situations. The program comprised knowledge and skills in fire prevention and suppression, technical rescue, hazardous materials, emergency medical care and leadership. Practical and hands-on training.

What are my career choices?

This program is beneficial whether you are seeking a career in Emergency Services (Fire, Rescue, EMS or Emergency Management) or if you are already involved in providing fire, rescue or EMS services.

Credentials Available at SKYCTC

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate: 6 Total credit hours Requirements
Basic Firefighter Certificate: 12 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Advanced Firefighter Certificate: 24 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Fire Chief Diploma: 52-55 Total Credit Hours Requirements

Additional Information

Courses are scheduled for the working student with most classes scheduled in the evenings and some weekends. Please check with financial aid to see if you qualify for assistance.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements.

Length of Program

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

Program Accreditation Information

The program is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.

Institutional Accreditation

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website(

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Note: The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

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John Weatherbee

Fire/Rescue Technology

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