Associate in Applied Science
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 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.
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 Fire Science Technology faculty teaching these courses have extensive experience as career professionals in the fire service. CCM has well equipped laboratories and classrooms on campus. However, the curriculum is a joint offering with Passaic County Community College (PCCC). The technical core is offered by PCCC to CCM students as online courses or via the collegeâ€™s Inter-Active Television (ITV)
system and also in-person courses at the state-of-the-art Passaic County Public Safety Academy in Wayne.
The average starting salary for graduates with an associate degree in Fire Science Technology is $35,000-$50,000, according to PayScale.
Students are equipped for positions in the following:
- Claims Adjuster/Examiner/Investigator
- Deputy Fire Chief
- Emergency Services Coordinator
- Environmental Health and Safety Manager/Supervisor
- Fire Alarm/Sprinkler Technician
- Firefighter Paramedic
- Operations Manager
- Public Safety Telecommunicator
Fire Science Technology is for students interested or continuing in the field within the community. To learn more about CCMâ€™s Career Services, visit our Career Services page. To learn more about this career, please visit www.bls.gov.
Engineering Technology and Engineering Science Department
Dr. William Solomons