Degrees & Certificates
Two-year, job-training degrees that prepare students for immediate employment. Students take additional general education electives, making this a good option if you intend to transfer to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program or may attend a university in the future to earn a bachelor’s degree. Learn more.
- Credits to complete: 91.0
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New Degree Program Starting Fall 2021
North Seattle College is proud to announce the opening of a new degree program in Fire Science opening for enrollment in Fall 2021. This new program will be the only Fire Science program in King County and is being developed with the close collaboration and support of the Seattle Fire Department, the City of Seattle, and other area fire departments.
This two-year (full-time) program of study prepares students for a career in the fire service, as well as for career advancement. The degree will prepare students for the testing (Work Attitudes and FireTEAM tests), assessment (oral board exam), and pre-employment screening process for hiring by fire departments as a firefighter candidate, ready to engage in recruit training. It will also enable current firefighters to qualify for career advancement opportunities.
The curriculum is based on the National Fire Academy Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum for fire science. Students will graduate with the academic credentials necessary to enter a two-year baccalaureate of applied science degree program, such as the online Homeland Security Emergency Management program or the Fire Science Leadership Management program at Pierce College.
The program includes an internship component that will give graduates experience they can highlight when applying for firefighter positions. North Seattle College is developing internship opportunities with the Seattle Fire Department and other area fire services for Fire Science students.
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Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.