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 (2013)

 Graduates
Male4
Female0

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
White3

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: 3,720
    • Average Hourly Rate: $19.60
    • Average Annual Salary: $40,760

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: 30

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Cincinnati, OH
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 31 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fire Science (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)

Sinclair Community College

Dayton, OH
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 45 students completed this program

Programs

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

Pike County Career Technology Center

Piketon, OH
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School Details

  • Type: Technical College
  • 68 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fire Science (C)

Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center

Chillicothe, OH
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School Details

  • Type: Technical College
  • 78 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fire Science (C)

Tolles Career and Technical Center

Plain City, OH
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School Details

  • Type: Technical College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fire Science (C)

Columbus State Community College

Columbus, OH
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Fire Science (A)

Delaware Area Career Center

Delaware, OH
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School Details

  • Type: Technical College
  • 23 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fire Science (C)

Apollo Career Center

Lima, OH
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School Details

  • Type: Technical College
  • 86 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fire Science (C)

O C Collins Career Center

Chesapeake, OH
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School Details

  • Type: Technical College
  • 20 students completed this program

Programs

  • Fire Science (C)

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