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Fire Investigation-Prevention

Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

Become a fire science professional. Get a degree in fire science technology. Train for a career where you will be involved in fire safety education, enforcement, engineering and fire investigation.

Earning Potential

With a bachelor's degree in this field, you could have increased earning potential. Job growth is also on the rise and is expected to increase by 10% in the next 10 years. 

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $77,000 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Fire Prevention Engineer
  • Fire Inspector
  • Fire Fighter
  • Fire Prevention Specialist
  • Accounting professor working with students in class.
    Amazing faculty 

    At Delta, you get small classes, professors who see your potential and resources to help you succeed. Delta professors are here to teach. And, they're really good at it.

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About Delta's Program

As a student in the Delta College fire science technology programs you will embrace a wide range of knowledge leading to the control or prevention of fire and the handling of hazardous materials. Your work will involve fire safety education, inspecting and enforcing fire codes, plan review, fire protection system testing, and fire investigation.

You will gain skills/knowledge in many areas of fire science technology including:

  • Firefighting strategies and tactics
  • Building construction
  • Hazardous materials
  • Fire protection systems
  • Fire protection hydraulics and water supply
  • Arson awareness
  • Criminal investigation
  • Fire safety education
  • Fire service law

Why you should choose Delta


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Facts & Figures

Student to professor ratio
With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.
80% of grads from the last five years live in the tri-counties. 97% live in Michigan.

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