Firefighters and emergency rescue responders are ready to risk their lives for others every day. Do you have what it takes? OCTC’s Fire & Rescue Science Technology Program can prepare you for the many challenges you will face as a first responder in this rewarding field. The program includes courses in fire prevention and suppression, technical rescue, emergency medical care and much more. Our students benefit from excellent instruction as well as hands-on activities. This program is designed for those hoping to start a career in emergency services as well as those who are working in the field and want to upgrade their skills.
For course sequence, see the program card.
For graduation requirements, see the academic plan.
You can earn an associate of applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
Jimmy VanCleve, AS
Fire & Rescue Technology
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.
The Fire Rescue Technology Program prepares you for the challenges you will face as an emergency responder. The program comprises knowledge and skills in fire prevention and suppression, technical rescue, hazardous materials, emergency medical care and leadership. This program is beneficial whether you are seeking a career in Emergency Services or if you are already involved in providing fire, rescue or EMS services. Courses are scheduled for the working student with most classes scheduled in the evenings and some weekends. Use the contact info provided on this page to learn more!