ACC’s Fire Protection Program Ranked in Top Ten Nationally

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(December 2, 2021) – Alamance Community College (ACC) has been ranked ninth in the Top 10 Online Associate’s in Fire Science Degrees for 2022 by Online Schools Guide.

Online Schools Guide has been providing advice, resources, and rankings on the best online undergraduate and graduate degree programs since 2018.

ACC’s online Associate in Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology is a stackable degree program. Students earning the 15-credit certificate take the same classes as the degree students. After earning a certificate, students can earn a thirty-three credit diploma and then a sixty-three credit associate’s degree. Designed to save time and money, this stackable fire safety program provides a guided degree path for the student.

The online Associate in Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology program is a short but powerful program that focuses on fire protection. It includes classes in fire protection safety, fire suppression management, and public relations. ACC’s program covers all bases within the industry to further the knowledge of students looking to get into the industry or current firefighters wanting to expand their knowledge. In addition to the online Associate’s degree, ACC offers three online certificate programs in Fire Protection, Fire Inspections, and Fire Protection Management.

According to the website, the Online Schools Guide editors found schools offering online or hybrid Associate Degrees in Fire Science. Then they ranked the programs based on cost, reputation, and future salary. “Alamance Community College’s program is a fine addition to the country’s quality online associates of fire science degrees,” stated Online Schools Guide on its website.

For seasoned firefighters, an associate’s degree in Fire Science can open up higher-tiered jobs within their local fire departments, such as a captain or a deputy fire chief. Firefighters can also become a manager of the customer-facing side of the fire department that deals with customer support and services.