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Career Area: Law, Public Safety and Security
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-503-2
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
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Fire Science Programs

The Fire Science Technical Diploma program prepares learners with foundational entry level knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the fire service.  Concepts learned in this program include firefighter safety, fire prevention, hazardous material incident operations, building construction related to fire safety, and communication skills needed to be effective in the field. Graduates of this program will also obtain NTC’s EMT Basic Technical Diploma.  Courses in the Fire Science Technical Diploma program ladder into NTC’s Fire Medic Associate Degree and Fire Services Leadership Associate Degree programs which allows graduates to advance on their career pathway in this field.  A portion of the Fire Science coursework is accredited through the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) curriculum.  Potential occupations include employment as a paid on-call firefighter and/or EMT.

Fire Science Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Gateway Fire Science at Gateway
Northcentral Fire Science at Northcentral