Are you ready to take the next step?


Are you a firefighter who wants to pursue a role in leadership such as a fire officer or fire chief?  Are you a firefighter looking for a competitive edge or seeking to transfer to a four-year college? Enroll in the fire science and administration AS degree at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN. We’ll help you build a broad base of knowledge to prepare you for your role in the fire service.

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Skills & Knowledge

  • A strong base of knowledge in both liberal and technical education
  • Fire prevention activities: inspection, preplanning, investigation, public fire education
  • Professional and leadership skills
  • Use the Incident Command System
  • Create a safe working environment
  • Career and promotional opportunities
  • Creating the future of fire service

Plan Your Education

The Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

Program Guide


Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree. Starting Fall 2018, LSC will charge the same rates regardless of a student’s state of residence. Non-Minnesota residents will pay the same tuition rates as Minnesota residents.

Tuition & Fees

2 Years

The fire officer degree may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Fire chief
  • Supervising fire marshal
  • Chief of fire prevention
  • Fire investigator
  • Fire captain

Duluth Median Wage


Minnesota Median Wage


US Median Wage


Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.

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Educational Pathways

As fire science and administration AS graduate, you’ll be prepared to transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year college. You should make transfer arrangements with your college of choice as early as possible in your degree. This will allow time for planning. You’ll need to choose courses that will meet your own learning objectives as well as the requirements of the college you’ve chosen to transfer to.

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