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Fire Science Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

Become a fire science professional. Get a degree in fire science technology. Choose from three program tracks designed to provide vocational and technical skills which will provide the educational credentials for employment or promotional opportunities.

TRACK 1: Fire Fighter Technician
TRACK 2: Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
TRACK 3: Leadership and Training

Earning Potential

This job field has a predicted job growth of 7% over the next 10 years. 

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $64,800 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Fire Fighter
  • Fire Investigator
  • Fire Prevention Supervisor
  • Forest Firefighter
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic
  • Ambulance Driver
  • Fire Inspector
  • Fire Fighter Supervisor
  • Accounting professor working with students in class.
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About Delta's Program


Become a fire fighter. Respond to emergency calls, control and extinguish fires, protect life and property. Train to use fire-fighting equipment and be a first responder. As a student in the Delta College fire fighter technician track, you will embrace a wide range of knowledge leading to the control or prevention of fire and the handling of hazardous materials.

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

  • Firefighting strategies and tactics
  • Building construction
  • Hazardous materials
  • Emergency responder
  • Fire protection systems
  • Fire protection hydraulics and water supply


Become an emergency medical technician. Get the skills to provide basic emergency prehospital care to patients involved in accidents, injuries or suddent illness. Places of employment include fire and police departments, rescue operations, ambulance services, hospitals and industrial sites.

Delta's program is designed for the entering college student, the professional fire fighter and persons employed in a broad range of occupations related to fire science and safety.

You will gain skills and knowledge in areas of fire science technology that include:

  • Four basic emergency medical technician courses
  • Emergency responder
  • Firefighting strategies and tactics
  • Building construction
  • Fire protection systems


The leadership and training track can provide the vocational and technical skills with educational credentials for employment or promotional opportunities. Provide the command and educational functions for public or private entities. Responsibilities include all major leadership at emergency scenes, training of personnel, safety and overall management of resources.

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

  • Firefighting strategies and tactics
  • Building construction, fire protection systems, hydraulics and water supply
  • Fireground tactics, fireground management
  • Emergency responder
  • Arson awareness
  • Fire safety education


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.  


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.


Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!


Facts & Figures

 Save big

At $112 per credit hour for students living in Bay, Midland or Saginaw County, Delta College is the most affordable college within 60 miles.

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In a national survey, 94 percent of Delta College students said they would recommend Delta to a friend.

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