Fire Science Degree at University of Cincinnati

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Fire Science Degree

The fire science program at University of Cincinnati prepares students for careers as firefighters, fire inspectors, fire investigators, first line supervisors, or managers of firefighters. The program focuses on the duties of firefighters. Program courses include: firefighting equipment operation and maintenance, principles of fire science and combustible substances, methods of controlling different types of fires, hazardous material handling and control, fire rescue procedures, public relations, and laws and regulations. Get more details below including other Ohio colleges that offer fire science degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Fire Science Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Cincinnati has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Less Than Two-Year Award
  • Associate's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Less Than Two-Year Award0
Associate's Degree2

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male2
Female0

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
White2

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Fire Science program at University of Cincinnati, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors

Description

Supervise fire fighters who control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property, and conduct rescue efforts.

Municipal Firefighters

Description

Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, municipal firefighters employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
    • Total Employment: 3
    • Average Hourly Rate: $19.66
    • Average Annual Salary: $40900

Fire Inspectors

Description

Inspect buildings and equipment to detect fire hazards and enforce state and local regulations.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, fire inspectors employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.5% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
    • Total Employment: 30
    • Average Hourly Rate: $25.55
    • Average Annual Salary: $53150

Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

Description

Enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 13.1% from 2014 to 2024

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Fire Science Programs in Ohio

Fire Science programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Cincinnati, OH
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 18 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fire Science (C,A)

Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development

Cincinnati, OH
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School Details

  • Type: Technical College
  • 26 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fire Science (C)

Warren County Career Center

Lebanon, OH
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School Details

  • Type: Technical College
  • 22 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fire Science (C)

Sinclair Community College

Dayton, OH
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 110 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fire Protection and Safety Technology (C)
  • Fire Services Administration (C)
  • Fire Science (C)

Clark State Community College

Springfield, OH
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 250 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fire Science (C)

Pike County Career Technology Center

Piketon, OH
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School Details

  • Type: Technical College
  • 32 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fire Science (C)

Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center

Chillicothe, OH
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School Details

  • Type: Technical College
  • 41 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fire Science (C)

Columbus State Community College

Columbus, OH
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fire Science (A)

Delaware Area Career Center

Delaware, OH
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School Details

  • Type: Technical College
  • 26 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fire Science (C)

Apollo Career Center

Lima, OH
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School Details

  • Type: Technical College
  • 180 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fire Science (C)

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