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Fire Science

Hutchinson Community College Fire Science is here to meet your needs.   As a premier, degree-based program, we work with you on options to obtain a degree and also offer training for current emergency service personnel.   Our program offers numerous courses on-site, online, and also has the capability to teach classes at various sites through-out the State.   With a dedicated, professional faculty and staff, HutchCC Fire Science provides an educational opportunity that is challenging, rewarding and meaningful to students.

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Fire Science - AAS

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Fire Science - CERT

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Academy Training

Our academy style training allows students to complete courses in a short amount of time.  Students will receive NFPA 1001 Firefighter I and II training in only two-weeks!  Experience a hands-on course preparing you for Firefighter I, Firefighter II.

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Fire Academy Dates

Students will receive NFPA 1001 Firefighter I and II training in only two-weeks!  Experience a hands-on course preparing you for Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Awareness, and Hazardous Materials Operations Level IFSAC Certification. This program emphasizes learning the basic knowledge and skills necessary to become a functioning member of a fire department.  While at the Firefighter I and II Academy,  the student's daily routine incorporates a fire department atmosphere into the training.  Instruction includes required online pre-work, daily quizzes on cognitive information, classroom lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practice on individual skills.  The Firefighter I and II Academy students will respond on fire apparatus, perform vehicle extrication, participate in live interior and exterior fire evolutions, night drills, team work, and practice safety and accountability.  At the conclusion of the two-week course, IFSAC certification testing is offered.

Enrollment in an Academy can only be accomplished by contacting in person by phone, at 620-728-4460. Fire Science Office Hours are M-F, 8 am - 5 pm CST. 

A $250.00 deposit is required at the time of enrollment.

Contact 620-728-4460 for more information or email:  fireacademy@hutchcc.edu

Fall Academy Dates:

Firefighter I and II Academy:  Online begins August 2nd, 2021.  Face-to-face meets August 21, 2021 - September 3, 2021. (Registration is Full and CLOSED)

Firefighter I and II Academy:  Online begins September 1st.  Face-to-face meets October 9, 2021 - October 22, 2021.  (Registration is Open)

Firefighter I and II Academy:  Online begins October 4th.  Face-to-face meets November 6, 2021 to November 19, 2021. (Registration is FULL AND CLOSED)

FFII ONLY Academy:  Online begins October 18th.  Face-to-face meets December 3, 2021 to December 6, 2021. (Registration is Open)


Fire Academy Dates: Spring 2022

FFII ONLY Academy:  Online begins January 3rd.  Face-to-face meets February 4, 2022 to February 7, 2022. (Registration is Open)


Firefighter I and II Academy: Online begins January 10th, 2022. Face-to-face meets February 12 - February 25, 2022. (Registration is OPEN)

Firefighter I and II Academy: Online begins February 28, 2021.  Face to face meets April 2, 2022 - April 15, 2022. (Registration is OPEN)

Firefighter I and II Academy: Online begins April 11, 2022.  Face to face meets May 14, 2022 - May 27, 2022. (Registration is OPEN)



Candidate Testing

The CPAT is a sequence of events requiring you to progress along a predetermined path from event to event in a continuous manner. This test was developed to allow fire departments to obtain pools of trainable candidates who are physically able to perform essential job tasks at fire scenes. Testing is done at our Fire Science East facility, 11319 S. Halstead Rd., Hutchinson, KS 67501. For more information contact HCC Fire: 620-728-4460 or 728-4461.

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Fire Officer Program

HutchCC Fire Science is offering on-line education for current and future fire officers. All courses necessary for certification, up to and including Fire Officer II, are now available as on-line courses. The Fire Officer courses are taught entirely on line and can be easily completed while the student is at the station; all that is needed is a computer with internet access. These courses were specifically designed to help educate the line firefighter/officer with minimum impact on their days off.  

For eligible career firefighters and their departments, we now have an approved Fire Officer Leadership Apprenticeship through the Kansas Department of Commerce. These apprenticeships have funding available for tuition costs, with the amount varying in different parts of the State.  This is an 18-month program, including 16 credit hours of course work, and requires 3,000 hours of on-the-job skills development.  Contact Chief Jeff Deal, Retired, at 620-728-4465, or by email at dealj@hutchcc.edu, for more information.

Fire Officer Development Program
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Field Day


Register for our September 24 or October 1 events is now open!

We are happy to announce the Fall 2021 dates for our High School Field Days! Our upcoming events will be held on September 24, 2021, and October 1, 2021.

Come spend the day with us and see how you can take the first step towards an exciting career as a firefighter.  Click the link below to download a copy of the event flyer.  For more information, please call: 620-728-4460.

Fire Science Student Field Day Flyer

All participants and their chaperones must register below.  Space is limited to the first 25 registered participants. To ensure space for proper social distancing, there is a limit of one chaperone per participant.

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Chaperone Registration

Contact Details

Fire Science
1-888-GO-HUTCH ext. 4462

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