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Fire Science Technology

Registration open for current firefighters


The Fire Science Technology program at MCC prepares those looking to enter the fast-paced, exciting world of firefighting.

Fire Science Technology students will receive hands-on education about fire safety, fire prevention, first aid, providing public education, utility emergencies and more. They must be physically fit and ready to interact with people in a crisis. Students will gain the knowledge to become an effective and skilled first responder.

Job & Salary Outlook

Degrees & Certificates Offered

The MCC Fire Science Technology program will help students become successful, well-trained firefighters and first responders.


Boomer Strawn, program director


for more information

If you have questions regarding the program, please contact the program director at the email provided above or at 531-622-5825.  If you are ready to get started with program requirements, please call 531-622-2400 to schedule your advising appointment with a Fire Science Academic Advisor. You can also use this link to help navigate your next steps:

In lieu of the previously-required application packet, immediate registration or waitlisting is available upon your appointment with the Fire Science Academic Advisor after these three topics are discussed:

  1. Proof of being at least 18 years of age
  2. Previous academic successes preferred as a 2.0 GPA minimum
  3. Confirmation that you meet the Technical Standards for the program

Additional Info:

  • Fire Science Career Academy Fire and Emergency Services For Higher Education Logo- MCC offers a high school career academy open to all junior and senior high schoolers attending from any one of our four-county area high schools. If you, or a high schooler you know, is interested in pursuing a career in firefighting, have them contact their school's career/guidance counselor for an application.
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  • MCC Fire Science Instagram
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