Fire Science Technology

The Fire Science Technology (FST) program provides an understanding of all aspects of fire science including fire protection, prevention, and investigation.  The FST program is also appropriate for career firefighters, fire protection system designers, fire prevention code enforcement personnel, and safety professionals who want to enhance their job skills as well as increase their opportunities for promotion.

Join Us - Fire Science Technology Open House

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Building 20

For more information on the Fire Science Program, contact the Fire Science Chairperson, Bob Rice, at 937-512-3242.

Why major in Fire Science Technology?

This area of study might be for you if:
  • You enjoy helping others and meeting the needs of those around you.
  • You would like to provide a valuable service to your community.
  • You are interested in gaining strong leadership, decision-making and team cohesion skills.
  • You want to enter a profession that provides you with a variety of different working environments and conditions.

Information:

 

Available Programs

For program specific information click on the program below:

Associate of Applied Science
Fire Engineering Technology

This program provides a full range of courses that address fire protection engineering and safety issues. The program prepares students for careers in fire protection engineering, inspection, arson investigation, engineering design of early detection, warning and suppression systems, emergency response and fire administration. Courses include fire protection systems design, fire investigation, fire codes, safety management, building construction, hazardous materials and administrative issues. Real-world experience is gained through internship with a fire department, fire inspection services or arson investigation companies. Graduates are prepared to enter the workforce as fire engineering technicians and work as fire/safety officers in general industry or construction firms; design firms specializing in sprinkler systems or fire protection design; arson investigators, fire inspectors or continue their education and obtain a bachelor's degree in fire engineering.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

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Fire Science Technology/Fire Administration

This program provides the education and skills needed by the fire service professional to function in the emergency services field. Courses include administration, inspection, investigation, building construction, fire hydraulics and water suppression systems. Graduates are prepared to enter the workforce as firefighters, fire officers, investigators, inspectors, instructors, airport firefighters, or continue their education in fire science or public administration.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

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Short-term Technical Certificate
Airport Rescue Firefighter

This program provides the education and training necessary to meet the requirements for the National Fire Protection Association 1003: standard for Airport Firefighter Professional. Upon successful completion of the course the student will receive certification by ProBoard for airport firefighter.

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Fire Department Company Officer

Develop management, supervision and leadership skills that company-grade officers need to manage and command multi-company fire situations. This certificate meets the objectives of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1021, Fire Officer Professional Qualifications Level II.

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Fire Department Executive Officer

Develop management, supervision and leadership skills required by upper-level executive-grade officers. These skills are needed to effectively manage fire protection and emergency services in today’s complex fire service environment and command complex multi-company and multi-jurisdictional emergency incidents. This certificate meets objectives of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1021, Fire Officer Professional Qualifications Levels III and IV.

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Firefighter EMT

This program provides training as outlined by the Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services (state accrediting body) for Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Emergency Medical Technician. Sinclair Community College complies with all requirements as outlined by the Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services. Successful students will be eligible to sit for state certification testing and eventually be eligible to become licensed/certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and EMT.

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Industrial Fire Protection Technician

This certificate provides the knowledge and skills required for the design, installation, operation and maintenance of automated sprinkler, fire detection, alarm and suppression systems. This certificate prepares the student to take the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies Level I, Fire Protection Examination.

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Professional Firefighter

Provides training for full-time, part-time and volunteer firefighters to obtain the certifications necessary to meet the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association Standard 1001, Firefighter I and II. State of Ohio Certification from the Ohio Department of Public Safety and National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications.

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We are located at: 220 S Edwin C Moses Blvd, Dayton, OH 45402


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