The Laramie County Community College Fire Science Technology program is designed to
meet the demands of fire service personnel. The program prepares students for a career
in the fire service (career or volunteer).
Courses are offered through traditional classroom instruction, independent study,
lab, and an academy setting. The program prepares students to take the Wyoming State
Firefighter II nationally accredited certification exam. This certification is transferable
from state to state within a one-year period from program completion. Experienced
firefighters may earn credits transferable to the program from on-the-job training
and current certifications.
Watch the video of students going through the LCCC fire academy.
About the Career
"A Harris Poll discovered the public views careers in firefighting as one of the most
respectable careers just behind doctors or scientists. Generally, potential firefighters
only need a high school diploma before applying; however, more and more fire departments
are now requiring a two-year associate’s degree in fire science or fire prevention."
– College Grad website
"Applicants for municipal fire fighting jobs generally must pass a written exam; tests
of strength, physical stamina, coordination, and agility; and a medical examination
that includes drug screening. The completion of community college courses in fire
science may improve an applicant's chances for appointment. In recent years, an increasing
proportion of entrants to this occupation have had some postsecondary education." – Career Profiles website
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