Degree program at Bay College
Why Fire Science?
A Fire Science degree is designed to prepare graduates for careers in the area of fire protection, prevention, investigation, education, fire equipment service/supply and emergency planning.
Why Bay College?
The Fire Science program at Bay College does not offer a Fire Science degree, but does offer an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice which is a field closely related to entry-level positions in government agencies like fire departments and public safety departments (which include both law enforcement and fire fighting). Some students who choose to go on to a four year program will use Criminal Justice as their minor when obtaining a four-year degree in Fire Science. In addition, Bay College also offers a Paramedic Program which also closely related to firefighting as many governmental agencies combine medical and fire services. In addition, Bay College does offer the course FRST-100 Wildland and Rural Fire Control which acquaints the student with wildland and rural fire control problems and methods. Wildland fire behavior and basic firefighter training are covered.
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Beyond Bay College
Students interested in a fire science program can find a Bachelor of Science degree at many four year institutions. Fire Science bachelor's degrees are ideal for students who are interested in entering the governmental/public sector, as well as for professionals already working in the field.
Students who receive their Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science may find opportunities in the following careers:
- Forest Fire Inspector and Prevention Specialist
- Fire Inspector
- Fire Investigator
- Fire Administration
- Emergency Management
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