Fire Science Technology

Fire Science Technology

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​FireScience.jpgStart Your Firefighting Career or Advance Professionally at COTC
Start your firefighting career, or advance professionally, by earning your Associate Degree in Fire Science at COTC. Secure a strong technical foundation in the strategies and tactics of firefighting, fire safety and prevention, and emergency incident management. Develop administrative and leadership skills necessary to advance in the Fire Science field.

Distinguish yourself at COTC

  • Gain college credit for past education, training, and life experience
  • Program designed for both seasoned professionals and those new to firefighter training
  • Flexible course schedules
  • Full or part-time enrollment
  • EMT or Paramedic certification
  • Financial Aid eligibility for students pursuing a Fire Science degree
  • Transfer-friendly, accredited curriculum


The two-year Fire Science program at COTC is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).


The 3-year graduation rate for the autumn 2013 Fire Science entering cohort was 17%.​

Recent Fire Science Technology graduates reported being employed as full- or part-time in their field of study at a rate of 100%.​


Highly recommended coursework
The Fire Science Technology Program at COTC follows the US Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) recommended curriculum.
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Advance your career faster
Through a groundbreaking partnership, The Ohio Fire Training Academy and COTC have joined forces to provide training for the fire service that will get students ready for the job faster.​
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Get started with Firefighter I and II
Individuals can earn COTC college credit while completing Ohio Firefighter I and II training through the Career and Technical Education Centers of Licking County (C-TEC).