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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

Interested in a career in fire science technology? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures, and may also report forest fires and weather conditions.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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Inspect buildings and equipment to detect fire hazards and enforce state and local regulations.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

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About Delta's Program

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    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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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

Convenience

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.  

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

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.

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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.

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Facts & Figures

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


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