What is Fire/Rescue Science Technology?
SCC offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Fire/Rescue Science Technology with a curriculum based on federal and international standards and regulations.
The Kentucky Fire Commission offers incentive pay to full-time firefighters who complete specialized training each year, while also providing a number of grants to improve volunteer fire departments and regional training centers
What are my career choices?
This program is beneficial whether you are seeking a career in Emergency Services (Fire, Rescue, EMS or Emergency Management) or if you are already involved in providing fire, rescue or EMS services.
|Fire Rescue Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
|Emergency Medical Technician||$29,383|
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Certification of paid and volunteer firefighters
Low-interest loan programs for equipment purchases
Workers compensation for volunteer firefighters
Death benefits for firefighters killed in the line of duty
Online training programs for certification
Local and state fire schools
Risk Watch Programs for elementary schools
Homeland Security initiatives
Information to establish new fire departments
Drivers Training Simulator
Candidate Physical Agility Testing
Health and Wellness Program
Interested in learning more about what the Kentucky Fire Commission is doing for the state of Kentucky? Start here.
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Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.