Fire Science Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Program Details
Associate of Applied Science
Academic Division: 
Public Safety, Allied Health and Human Services
Online Learning Option This program can be completed online or in the classroom.

Prevent fires and save lives. Virginia Peninsula offers an associate degree of applied science for Fire Science Technology.

The associate degree is a great option for those considering a career in the fire service, for those aspiring to climb the fire department career ladder, for those working with fire protection systems, fire prevention, fire inspection, or fire investigation. The associate degree curriculum focuses on fire suppression, fire science management, prevention, arson investigation, and the mitigation of hazardous material accidents.



The theoretical and practical lessons that you will learn in Virginia Peninsula’s associate degree program will prepare you for employment in the public or private fire science field as a:

  • Firefighter
  • Fire officer
  • Fire inspector
  • Fire investigator
  • Forest fire inspector and prevention specialist

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