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Fire Science and Administration

Associate of Science (AS) - 60 credits
Delivery Method: Hybrid


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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Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security right for you?

Law, public safety, corrections, and security workers are found in a variety of settings. For example, you might guard the public and enforce the law as a police officer or security guard. Or, you might provide fire protection as a firefighter.

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

“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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