Fire Science Technology Degree
Online AAS Degree in Fire Science Technology
The Extended Learning Institute at NOVA now offers the opportunity to obtain an Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science Technology (FST) ONLINE. The Fire Science program is perfect for firefighters on shift work, or other students interested in pursuing advancement in technical or administrative careers in the fire service and related fields, who enjoy the flexibility studying online offers.
Although the curriculum is focused on assisting students who are currently firefighters with their career development goals, students from a variety of backgrounds have graduated from the campus-based program and pursued careers in the public sector fire services or for private sector careers in safety, loss prevention engineering, and risk management. Opportunities also exist for transfer into four-year baccalaureate degree programs in fire science, public safety, public administration, and emergency management and planning. Nationwide, fire suppression and emergency response is a labor intensive growth industry. Careers in fire science and allied fields continue to increase.
Currently, NOVA has the only Fire Science degree program in Northern Virginia. Unique to the NOVA program is that students have the opportunity to qualify for Fire Officer 1 and 2 certification exams by completing certain courses in the degree program. There is also a generous advanced standing program which allows some students to get credit for the training and experience they already have.
For program details, please contact:
Assistant Dean, Fire Science
For other questions please contact ELI:
703.323.3347 or 1.888.4DL.NVCC
ELI Hotline Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.;
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.