Fire Science AAS

Fire service personnel perform the critical work of saving lives and protecting property. This work is often thought of as exciting and rewarding, but it is carried out in difficult and often life-threatening conditions and requires highly trained, physically fit professionals. It also requires an increasing level of technical knowledge, including principles of building construction and design, chemicals and codes, and modern methods of extinguishing a fire.

The Fire Science Program at MCC provides opportunities for a range of students and working professionals in this important field:

Fire training and rescue

Students who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree may take advantage of transfer opportunities with Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Western Illinois University. Since these baccalaureate programs have specific course and admission requirements, it is important for interested students to work with the department chair of Public Services and academic advisors.

NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students interested in this program meet with the department chair of Public Services prior to enrolling.

What you need to know about getting your Fire Science AAS (CIP 430203)

Occupations that Fire Science AAS prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Firefighters 33-2011
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 33-2021
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 33-2022
Additional Fire Science AAS Costs
Expense Cost
Fees $945.00
Books and supplies $2,097.00
Total Expenses $3,042.00
Total Fire Science AAS Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $5,856.00 $19,038.71 $23,994.96 $23,994.96
Additional Fire Science AAS Costs $3,042.00 $3,042.00 $3,042.00 $3,042.00
Program Total $8,898.00 $22,080.71 $27,036.96 $27,036.96
Fire Science AAS Completion Data
Completers in fiscal year 2013 14
Proportion Completing in Normal Time 0.00%
Median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program
Type of Loan Loan Amount
Title IV Loans $0.00
Private Loans $0.00
Institutional Payments $0.00