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If you are interested in a career in the fire service, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College's Fire/Rescue Science Technology Program will prepare you for the challenges facing today's emergency responders. In the program you will learn the skills of fire suppression and prevention, technical rescue, hazardous materials, emergency medical care and leadership. This program is beneficial whether you are seeking a career in emergency services (fire, rescue, EMS or emergency management) or if you are already involved in providing fire, rescue or EMS services in your community.
You may enter the program with or without experience in emergency services. The degree, certificate and diploma programs we offer can help you in obtaining employment in various emergency service fields, or if you are already a firefighter, help you get that promotion you have been waiting for.
You will complete approximately 18 credit hours of general education coursework and 46 credit hours of fire/rescue/EMS classes to receive an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. If you have prior firefighting experience, you may be able to bypass many of the classes by taking the Firefighter 1 and 2 IFSAC accredited certification testing.
If you want to get a bachelor's degree, Western Kentucky University has a completer degree with courses offered either online or in Hardin County.
To see a complete course listing for each credential use the KCTCS Course Catalog.
Apply for admission to ECTC to receive information from the Admissions Office about submitting your placement test scores (ACT or COMPASS exams) and to schedule a meeting with an advisor to register for your classes.