Fire/Rescue Science Technology

The Fire Rescue Science Technology Program prepares you for the challenges you will face as an emergency responder in the 21st Century. The program comprises knowledge and skills in fire prevention and suppression, technical rescue, hazardous materials, emergency medical care and leadership. This program is beneficial whether you are seeking a career in Emergency Services (Fire, Rescue, EMS or Emergency Management) or if you are already involved in providing fire, rescue or EMS services.

Courses are scheduled for the working student with most classes scheduled in the evenings and some weekends. Please check with financial aid to see if you qualify for assistance.

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)



  • Basic Firefighter (12 credit hours)
  • Advanced Firefighter (24 credit hours)
  • Fire Officer (13 credit hours)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (6 credit hours)
  • (List of certificates available HERE)

For a printable copy of program course requirements, click an option above or consult the Madisonville Advising Plan.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult MCC s general admission requirements.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

For more information

Chris Luttrell

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.