University of the District of Columbia - Fire Science Technology Program
4200 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, GA 20008
Fire Science Technology - AAS
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science Technology has offered DC area Fire Department and Emergency Medical professional’s college level courses at times which complement employee work schedules for over thirty years. Each year Fire Department and Emergency Medical professional’s enroll in the program to gain points for promotional examination, to enhance their knowledge in a particular area of Fire Sciences, or to obtain a degree. A number of graduates have been promoted as a result of having completed the degree requirements. Some have become instructors, obtained employment at other institutions, and others have continued their studies as graduate students at UDC and other institutions of higher learning.
Students completing the two-year curriculum receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science Technology. Instruction is given in the principal fields of Fire Science to include Fire Suppression, Hazardous Materials, Arson Investigation, Fire Prevention, Fire Safety Codes and Standards, Fire Service Hydraulics, Advanced Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy, Fire Protection Systems, as well as Urban Fire Safety.