Fire Service Administration - Associate of Science

The Fire Service Administration Program trains students to be leaders in the field of firefighting and prevention. The coursework focuses on the principles, theory and practices associated with managing firefighting services and supervising protection workers. Students will learn the history of fire protection, demonstrate incident command leadership and test theories for effective management of fire service professionals. Program courses will also cover labor relations, legal responsibilities and other practical topics relevant to the day-to-day administration of public organizations. Students will also practice proper fire investigation and communication techniques.

This program is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Manage a firefighting department
Supervise a firefighting team
Work in the public sphere
Enhance their leadership abilities
Strengthen their credentials

Program Snapshot

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Average Length: Not Available
Credits: Not Available
Graduation Retention Rate: Not Available

Possible Careers

Fire captain
Fire chief
Fire inspector
Fire investigator
Fire service supervisor

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Required Courses
credit hours
General Education
credit hours
Program Specific Course

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Randy Villines
Fire Science Program Director


Admission to Ozarks Technical Community College is open to all individuals who can benefit from its educational programs. A focus of the college mission is on the academic, career and personal goals of the student. OTC may admit you as a First-Time student just completing their high school, GED or HiSET requirements or as a Transfer student coming from another institution finishing up a certificate or degree. For more information, visit OTC Admissions.

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