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Challenging, Rewarding, Meaningful

Hutchinson Community College Fire Science is here to meet your needs.   As a premier, degree-based program, we work with you on options to obtain a degree and also offer training for current emergency service personnel.   Our program offers numerous courses on-site, online, and also has the capability to teach classes at various sites through-out the State.   With a dedicated, professional faculty and staff, HCC Fire Science provides an educational opportunity that is challenging, rewarding and meaningful to students.

“Employment of fire fighters is expected to grow by 19% over the 2008-2018 decade, which is faster than the average for all occupations.  Prospective fire fighters are expected to face keen competition for available job openings.  Those who have completed some fire fighter education at a community college and have EMT or paramedic certification will have an additional advantage.”

                                               - Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition.

Degrees & Certificates

HCC offers an AAS in Fire Science.  Additionally, several of our individual courses offer certificates.

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Academy Training

Our academy style training allows students to complete courses in a short amount of time.

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Candidate Testing (CPAT)

HCC Fire is proud to offer both written and fitness candidate testing for several area fire departments.

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Careers for Women

Working in the fire service profession is an exciting, challenging career with many opportunities for advancement. Women interested in becoming firefighters, or working in the fire service field, should consider a major in fire science.

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