The program offers both a degree and a certificate option. The certificate program provides students with the courses to meet entry-level skills necessary for employment as a firefighter to be completed in 18 months. Firefighters seeking promotion or career opportunities tend to utilize the Associate of Applied Science degree option. The College recognizes and articulates coursework acquired through approved training agencies and articulates specific certificates offered in training through the University of Missouri – Columbia.
The rapid growth of Franklin County and adjoining counties has resulted in increasing demands to provide necessary community service courses. The Fire Technology program meets the needs of both volunteer firefighters and professional firefighters. The courses are designed to develop the fire protection specialist’s qualifications in supervision and fire control techniques.
The program addresses the following topics:
- Basic fire protection
- Alarm systems
- General building construction
- Hazardous materials
- Fire prevention
- Fire investigation
- Firefighting tactics/strategies
- Apparatus driver/operator and rescue
Missouri Division of Fire Safety
It is the responsibility of students to apply to the Missouri Division of Fire Safety (MDFS) for appropriate certifications and general requirements. For more information visit www.dfs.dps.mo.gov