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The Fire Science Technology program at MCC prepares those looking to enter the fast-paced, exciting world of firefighting.

Fire Science Technology students will receive hands-on education about fire safety, fire prevention, first aid, providing public education, utility emergencies and more. They must be physically fit and ready to interact with people in a crisis. Students will gain the knowledge to become an effective and skilled first responder.

Degrees & Certificates Offered

Associate in Applied Science:

Career Certificate:

Certificate of Achievement:

Non-Credit Special Topics in Fire and Rescue:


Program Director: Boomer Strawn, 531-622-5825 

If you have questions regarding the program, please contact the program director at the email provided above or at 531-622-5825.  If you are ready to get started with program requirements, please call 531-622-2400 to schedule your advising appointment with a Fire Science Academic Advisor.

In lieu of the previously-required application packet, immediate registration or waitlisting is available upon your appointment with the Fire Science Academic Advisor after these three topics are discussed:

  1. Proof of being at least 18 years of age
  2. Previous academic successes preferred as a 2.0 GPA minimum
  3. Confirmation that you meet the Technical Standards for the program
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