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Careers in Fire Science

PPCC’s Fire Science Technology program not only helps individuals beginning their journey toward entry-level positions but also helps seasoned firefighters seeking promotional opportunities. You can start your career in the fire service by preparing yourself through PPCC's Fire Science program - completable in person or in a fully online format.

Career earnings outlook

PPCC Fire Science graduates may earn on average $49,080 a year.

In Colorado, there are entry-level job opportunities for this fast-growing career field.

Common career pursued by PPCC graduates is firefighting.


Continuing Your Studies After PPCC

Students that pursue degrees beyond PPCC, may also consider advanced careers in fields such as:

  • Arson Investigator
  • Fire Inspector 
  • Fire Marshal
  • Fire and Life Safety Educator
  • Emergency Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Forensics
  • Emergency Medical Services

Career Summary Report

Professional networking

There are numerous professional organizations that represent the accounting industry in which students may find more information regarding accounting careers and professional support.

Employment resources

Finding work in your field (or any field) can be challenging for anyone. Here are some resources that you can use to find a career that suits you and build a resume to win a job.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center Website - A comprehensive resource that offers job search assistance, resume preparation, and other career-related services for job seekers in the Pikes Peak region. 

Robert Half Research and Insights - A widely respected human resources consulting firm - Robert Half research and insights can give you industry respected tips and advice for job searches and resumes.

PPCC Career Connections - The college's portal for students and employers to post and search for jobs. You may also visit the PPCC Jobs website for on-campus student employment opportunities.


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Get started in Fire Science

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Consider Credit for Prior Learning

For the Fire Service Professional we have a Prior Learning Credit program where you can receive college credit towards the degree for your previous training, experience and education.

Prior Learning for Credit