Fire Science 

Start 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




Highly recommended coursework

The Fire Science Technology Program at COTC follows the US Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) recommended curriculum.


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.

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).


The Newark Campus

1179 University Drive
Newark, OH 43055

The Coshocton Campus

200 North Whitewoman Street
Coshocton, OH 43812

The Knox Campus

236 S. Main St
Mount Vernon Ohio 43050

The Pataskala Campus

8660 East Broad Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

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