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Fire and Rescue Science Technology

The Fire/Rescue Science Technology program offers training to volunteer, combination and career fire departments as well as businesses, industries, ambulance services and rescue squads across Kentucky. Much of the training qualifies for college credit; credits earned are recorded by the college. Training provided by State Fire Rescue Training staff may be acquired and accumulated to fulfill core curriculum components for program credentials.Specific course requirements for an associate’s degree, diploma or certificate are available from the Fire/Rescue Training Coordinator. Students wishing to seek a credential will be required to meet college entrance requirements and pay associated fees for registration.EMT training is provided to fire, rescue and other emergency response agencies as well as business, industry, institutional and governmental agencies. Contact the Area Fire/Rescue Training Coordinator at 859-442-4136 for more details about the Emergency Medical Technician program. Certification is awarded by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services.

For more information:

Area 7 Fire/Rescue Training Coordinator
Campbell Hall, PO Box 76488
90 Campbell Drive
Highland Heights, Kentucky 41076-0488

Toll Free Phone Number: 888-306-8101
Office Phone Number: 859-442-4136

Career Opportunities

Emergency Medical Technician students learn how to care properly for sick and injured patients. Students are trained to treat victims of traumatic or medical emergencies, such as broken bones, puncture wounds, cardiac and respiratory emergencies, vehicle accidents and more. The EMT course meets the standards of the US Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for EMT-Basic and the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services. Successful course completion prepares students for the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services certification process but does not guarantee certification.

Wage/Salary Information

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Program Home Campus

Highland Heights; general education classes may be offered at other campuses


Certificates, diploma and associate degree.

Program Length

(After any developmental needs are met and if enrolled in 12 to 15 credit hours per semester)

  • Certificate: Varies from one to four semesters by certificate
  • Diploma: Two years
  • Associate degree: Two years

Advising Sheet (PDF)

Associate in Applied Science

  • Fire/Rescue Science Technology