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Fire/Rescue Technology

Calling those who hear the calling.

We prepare you for the challenges you face as an emergency responder in the twenty-first century. We can train those already working or those just starting their careers in fire, rescue, and emergency medical services. The program comprises knowledge and skills in fire prevention and suppression, 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.

Courses are scheduled for the working student with most classes scheduled in the evenings and some weekends. Please check with financial aid to see if you qualify for assistance.

For course description, see the Program Brochure.
For specific course requirements, see the KCTCS Course Catalog.

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)



Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements.

Length of Program

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

For more information

John Weatherbee
Phone: (270) 901-1073
Fax: (270) 901-1138

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.