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Fire Science and Administration

  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • 60 credits
  • 2 Years
  • Delivery Method: Hybrid

Why Study Fire Science and Administration at LSC?

Are you a firefighter who wants to pursue a role in leadership such as a fire officer or fire chief? Are you a firefighter looking for a competitive edge or seeking to transfer to a four-year college? Enroll in the fire science and administration AS degree at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN. We’ll help you build a broad base of knowledge to prepare you for your role in the fire service.

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  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Fire Technology
    LSC’s fire tech program did a great job in preparing me for the firefighting field. I felt confident in my ability to contribute to the crew from day one. Lindzi Campbell
    Alum, Fire Technology
  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Fire Science and Administration
    In the last 18 years, I have always wanted to go to work. My firefighting career has taken me places that I never thought I would go in life. Joe Tribbey
    Alum, Fire Science and Administration
  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Fire Technology
    It was my dream and goal to work for the Duluth Fire Department. I knew it was competitive but I went for it. If you have a goal for anything in life, give it everything you’ve got and never give up. Davan Scott
    Alum, Fire Technology

Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security right for you?

Law, public safety, corrections, and security workers are found in a variety of settings. For example, you might guard the public and enforce the law as a police officer or security guard. Or, you might provide fire protection as a firefighter.

Plan Your Education

The Fire Science and Administration Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

This program may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.

Educational Pathways

As fire science and administration AS graduate, you’ll be prepared to transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year college. You should make transfer arrangements with your college of choice as early as possible in your degree. This will allow time for planning. You’ll need to choose courses that will meet your own learning objectives as well as the requirements of the college you’ve chosen to transfer to.

Program Features

Burn Box Facility Provides Challenging Training in Residential and Commercial Fires.

At LSC’s Emergency Response Training Center, students and professional firefighters drill on a state of the art burn box training facility. Recycled steel shipping containers have been repurposed into a multi-story burn box structure with doors and windows designed to be used repeatedly for burns.

The newest addition to the burn box facility includes a three story, 16-unit apartment building and three simulated commercial storefronts. These containers will have rooms, hallways and stairwells to allow for increasingly complex and realistic training scenarios.

Skills and Knowledge

  • A strong base of knowledge in both liberal and technical education
  • Fire prevention activities: inspection, preplanning, investigation, public fire education
  • Professional and leadership skills
  • Use the Incident Command System
  • Create a safe working environment
  • Career and promotional opportunities
  • Creating the future of fire service
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