What is Fire/Rescue Science Technology?
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.
What are my career choices?
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.
What classes do I have to take?
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.
What are my degree, diploma, and certficate options?
Degrees and Transfers
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.
- Basic Firefighter Certificate
- Advanced Firefighter Certificate
- Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
- Fire Officer Certificate
Where do I start?
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.