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Fire/Rescue Science Technology

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What is Fire/Rescue Science Technology?

The fire/rescue training program offers classes at no cost to Kentucky volunteer fire departments, volunteer rescue squads, volunteer ambulance services, and members of paid departments who have written mutual aid agreements with volunteer departments across the Commonwealth. If a student wishes to pursue a diploma from the Fire/Rescue Curriculum, he/she will be given credit for training taken as a volunteer firefighter from technical college instructors. The specific course requirements for the associate degree, diplomas, and certificates are available from the Fire/Rescue Training Coordinators. Students who seek an associate degree or diploma must enroll in a technical college and pay the required fees for registration and core classes. See program checklists for more information.

Visit the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)  page to learn more about EMT Certificate requirements, program faculty, career opportunities, and more.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

A program plan describes the degree requirements (courses) and the sequence for completing the courses. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.

  • Fire-Rescue Science Technology (PDF) (Word)

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

Brian Steele

Fire/Rescue Science Technology

Program Coordinator

(859) 259-0014

brian.steele@kctcs.edu