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Fire Science Technology [2016]

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Associate in Science Degree (60 Credit Hours)


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Are you a current firefighter considering your next step or an aspiring firefighter planning your career? The Associate in Science Degree in Fire Science Technology at SCF will help you explore exciting new opportunities. This degree can be your gateway to take on critical roles as a fire inspector, fire investigator, or first-line supervisor of fire fighting and prevention workers. We've partnered with Manatee Technical College and Suncoast Technical College to help firefighters earn their first college degree.

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Grow your career while you work! Our course schedule has been planned with working firefighters in mind.

  • Master tactical fire operations.
  • Lead crisis management and disaster recovery efforts.
  • Expand your career opportunities.
  • Increase your earning potential.

Why SCF?

  • The Suncoast is growing – advanced fire fighting professionals are in demand locally.
  • SCF tuition is less than 50 percent of state university tuition.
  • SCF’s A.S. in Fire Science Technology is designed to help you start or expand your career.

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Program Manager Contact

Dr. Michael Ryan
Phone: 941-752-5495



Students planning to pursue any degree or certificate are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor. Advisors can ensure proper course selection and program success.

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Career Pathways and Articulation

As a Sarasota or Manatee county school student, you may have taken career, technical or academy classes at your high school or technical college. Through a career pathways agreement between SCF and the local school districts, students can receive college credit for the work they’ve completed.

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