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Fire/Rescue Science Technology

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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.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

  • Instructor certification

  • 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.

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.

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Program Contact

Terry Wattenbarger

Kentucky Fire Commission
State Fire Rescue Training

District 14 Coordinator

(606) 219-4157

Program Contact

Chantz M. McPeek

Kentucky Fire Commission
State Fire Rescue Training

District 13 Coordinator

(606) 862-0318

Program Contact

Miranda McQueen

Health Sciences

Administrative Assistant

(606) 878-4831