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Fire Science Degree at University of Cincinnati (UC)

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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. UC offers an associate's degree program in fire science.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male2
Female1

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Black1
White1
Unknown1

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 Fighters

  • Description:

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

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, municipal fire fighters employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.6% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN
      • Total Employment: 3,420
      • Average Hourly Rate: $18.83
      • Average Annual Salary: $39,160

Fire Inspectors

  • Description:

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

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, fire inspectors employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.2% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN
      • Total Employment: 60
      • Average Hourly Rate: $26.68
      • Average Annual Salary: $55,490

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 & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.8% from 2010 to 2020

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Cincinnati, OH
Type: Community College

39 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Fire Science (A)
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Columbus State Community College

Columbus, OH
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Fire Science (A)
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Hocking College

Nelsonville, OH
Type: Community College

18 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Fire Science (A)
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Lorain County Community College

Elyria, OH
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Fire Science (A)
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Lakeland Community College

Kirtland, OH
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Fire Protection and Safety Technology (C)
  • Fire Science (C)