Associate in Applied Science

Technical Studies (Fire Science)

Contact Information:

Clint Gilbertson
NDSCS Fire Science Program Coordinator

The Fire Science Degree is designed to educate students for a career in the fire service and individuals employed in the Fire Rescue field. A combination of Fire Science and general education prepares graduates for advanced career opportunities and professional development.

We aim to focus on technical skills to develop educational experiences in fire protection and firefighter safety.

This Fire Science Degree includes training for state certification.

Regulations governing this program require all applicants to meet specific functional abilities – some are without accommodations – for admission and/or successful program completion.

Admission Requirements*

The applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Students considered for acceptance must complete all admission requirements.

Please Note: Students are placed into English, math and reading courses based on ACT, ACCUPLACER or other nationally recognized tests.  Please see for the NDSCS Course Placement Policy and testing information.  Students may be on an extended plan of study pending their course placement.

*Program Admission Requirements are subject to revision. Please check the department or program website under Program Admission Requirements for current information


Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree in Technical Studies with a sub plan in Fire Science.


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