The Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science is designed to give students the essential education and hands-on training needed for a career in firefighting. Students will receive training in the basic concepts of firefighting and will participate in actual hands-on evolution that will give them real experience in the firefighting career field. In addition, courses are offered in Emergency Medical Services.

This program is extremely physically demanding and requires participants to complete evaluations successfully, where the students operate in one of the most aggressive atmospheres that a human being can survive.

The Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science is open to all students regardless of fire service employment. Due to the requirements of the classes, instructor approval is required to enroll in fire science courses.

For information on coursework, degree requirements or entrance into the program, contact the Fire Science Coordinator, (505) 566-3590 or fire@sanjuancollege.edu

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