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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

College of Central Florida launches program for firefighters

The College of Central Florida has launched a new program to help current firefighters, fire officers, and fire protection professionals advance in their career.

The community college’s Fire Science Technology Associate in Science degree is designed to give students a scientific understanding of fire and emergency hazards. The program, which is fully online, places an emphasis on effective fire prevention, control, and management.

According to CF, the program will prepare students for employment in firefighting and prevention supervision. In addition, students will learn how to supervise or manage firefighters who control and extinguish fires, protect life and property, and conduct rescue efforts.

“We’re proud to offer our Fire Science Technology program and look forward to preparing both current and future fire service professionals for an expanded managing fire officer role,” stated Daniel Garcia, Fire Science Technology program manager.

The program includes a curriculum tailored to certifications in Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, Fire Safety Inspector I, and Fire Instructor II.

For prospective students interested in learning more about the program, CF is hosting virtual information sessions at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5 and Wednesday, December 6. Viewers will meet with Garcia, as well as an academic advisor, to learn details about the degree and program.

For more information about this new program, visit the College of Central Florida’s Fire Science Technology program. To register for this week’s information sessions, click here.

The College of Central Florida was recently recognized by Statista, in a collaboration with Newsweek, as one of America’s Top Online Colleges. CF offers fully online courses, degrees, and certificates, as well as hybrid programs.

In addition, the College of Central Florida has campuses located in Marion (3001 SW College Road in Ocala), Citrus (3800 S Lecanto Highway in Lecanto), and Levy (15390 NW Highway 19 in Chiefland) counties.

For more information, visit the College of Central Florida’s website.