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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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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

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

Tuition and Fees

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.

Program Features

Burn Box Facility Provides Challenging Training in Residential and Commercial Fires

At LSC’s Emergency Response Training Center, students and professional firefighters drill on a state of the art burn box training facility. Recycled steel shipping containers have been repurposed into a multi-story burn box structure with doors and windows designed to be used repeatedly for burns.

The newest addition to the burn box facility includes a three story, 16-unit apartment building and three simulated commercial storefronts. These containers will have rooms, hallways and stairwells to allow for increasingly complex and realistic training scenarios.

This program may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.

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

Career Information

SuperStrong® Career & Interest Assessment

Find out what your interests and strengths are with this 10-minute online assessment. Then see what careers and programs at Lake Superior College may line up with them!

“In the last 18 years, I have always wanted to go to work. My firefighting career has taken me places that I never thought I would go in life.”

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Fire Officer Instructor
Joe TribbeyAlum, Fire Science and Administration AS
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