Associate in Applied Science

What You Will Learn

The Fire Science Technology program presents opportunities for students in the public sector as municipal firefighters, fire inspectors, fire investigators and fire protection engineers. Further opportunities are found in the private sectors as fire equipment manufacturers and vendors, governmental agencies, private industry and insurance industry.

As part of the Fire Science Technology program at County College of Morris (CCM), students graduate with an understanding of fire safety, code enforcement and effective inspection, a narrow look towards identifying fire patterns, cause, origins and arson with a general overview of understanding and evaluating management of fire service system.

This is a joint offering with Passaic County Community College (PCCC). The technical core of the Fire Science curriculum is offered by PCCC to CCM students as online courses or via the college’s Inter-Active Television (ITV) system. CCM students can choose to travel to PCCC’s state-of-the-art facility at the Passaic County Public Safety Academy in Wayne. The remaining coursework is offered through CCM.

Why Study Fire Science Technology at CCM?

The Fire Science Technology faculty teaching these courses have extensive experience as career professionals in the fire service. The college has well-equipped laboratories, classrooms and distant-education facilities. Students enrolled in these courses have opportunities to utilize the equipment at the Passaic County Public Academy.

The curriculum of Fire Science is a joint offering with Passaic County Community College where access is through on-line education and in person at the Passaic County Public Safety Academy in Wayne.

Career Opportunities

The average starting salary for graduates with an Associate degree in Fire Science Technology is $35,000 – $50,000 (Source: PayScale)

Students are equipped for positions in the following:

  • Deputy Fire Chief
  • Firefighter Paramedic
  • Operations Manager
  • Claims Adjuster/Examiner/Investigator
  • Environmental Health and Safety Manager/Supervisor

Where You Can Go

Fire Science Technology is for students interested or continuing in the field within the community. To learn more about CCM’s Career Services, visit our Career Services page. To learn more about this career, please visit

Contact Info

Engineering Technology and Engineering Science Department

Professor Venancio Fuentes

Dr. William Solomons