Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Applied Science Degrees


Downtown Center


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Provides the opportunity for individuals seeking careers in the fire service to acquire standard firefighting skills and prepare for state and/or national certifications, including the Firefighter I and II Certification.

  • AAS- Fire Service Management

The program provides courses for experienced professional firefighters who desire to learn advanced fire ground tactics and strategy, building construction, practical incident command, supervisory training of personnel, public administration, basic finance, and human resource management. Students can select from a variety of fire science electives to meet their professional goals.

This program is a formal education in such paramedicine topics as anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, cardiology, pulmonary, pharmacology, pediatrics, geriatrics hematology, toxicology. Paramedicine builds upon EMT education and includes paramedic scope of practice. Paramedicine is integrated with fire service, law enforcement, ground transport services, flight transport services, search and rescue, hospitals, clinical settings, community paramedicine, and EMS education.

  • Emergency Response and Operations AAS Degrees

Beginning Fall 2020, MCC's Fire Science department is no longer offering the Emergency Response and Operations degree tracks to new students. However, previous/current Fire Science students who are on the Emergency Response and Operations degree tracks will continue to pursue this Fire Science degree. Previous/Current students will not need to change degree tracks unless requested.

Certificates of Completion Offered

Credit by Evaluation, Course Substitutions, Credit by Examination

If you are a professional firefighter and wish to have professional training evaluated for college credit, you must provide copies of official training documentation or official training transcript outlining contact hours and course content. You can request credit by evaluation/examination or course substitute by contacting the Fire Science/EMT/PME department at

If you are a transfer student and wish to have other college Fire Science or EMT courses substituted, you must provide a copy of the unofficial transcript, as well as copies of the course curriculum and objectives.

To initiate a credit by evaluation, course substitution, or credit by examination, contact Forms and documentation will be evaluated by the Department Chair.