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Fire Technology

Today’s fire fighter assumes a wide range of responsibilities, from rescuing victims, fighting fires, and salvaging the contents of buildings to providing medical services at the scene of a traffic accident or other emergency. Schoolcraft College offers three ways to work your way into this field. 

Our certificate program provides career training for fire protection technicians. It is designed for students who are currently employed by Michigan Fire Marshal recognized fire departments, volunteer in recognized fire districts, or currently seeking employment. The program works in cooperation with the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council and can prepare you to take the state exam for certification as an entry-level fire fighter. 

Our fire technology associate in applied science program is geared toward students wishing to attend part-time. A combination of lectures and hands-on activities can prepare you to respond in a variety of emergencies. Our fire technology with academy degree program contains the same courses, but is focused on students wishing to attend full-time.

  • Participate in courses that utilize Schoolcraft’s state-of-theart Public Safety Training Complex. It includes a four-story burn tower that simulates a variety of fire fighting and rescue situations, including high-angle approaches. 
  • Credits may transfer toward a bachelor’s degree at a fouryear college or university.

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  • Fire Technology

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