Salina Tech’s Fire Science program is designed to prepare students for a variety of fire industry careers.  Fire personnel today are often “first responders” and our students are also trained as Emergency Medical Technicians.

The courses are taught by local fire fighters and EMT’s and they bring years of experience to the classroom.  Our courses involve a mix of classroom based theory and lab based hands-on activities and clinicals.  At the completion of the fire science program, students test at the KU Fire Rescue Training Center.  If successful, they earn International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification in Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and Haz-Mat Awareness.  The EMT course prepares students to become certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in the State of Kansas and National Registry of EMTs.

SATC has a Memorandum of Understanding with Hutchinson Community College to accept 27 credits in transfer towards their Associate in Applied Science degree in Fire Science.

Program Length Program Cost Degree Earned Expected Salary
2 years, part-time $6,945 Technical Certificate $26,370 – $47,550


  • Develop the basic firefighting fundamentals for entry into the fire service.

  • Gain knowledge on emergency management, scene control, and extinguishing fires.

  • Understand the responsibilities of fire prevention, inspections, and public relations.

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the information and training required to work as entry-level firefighter in the fire service.

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform as an entry-level National Registry Emergency Medical Technician.


  • Firefighter

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

  • Paramedic



Contact the FIR Enrollment Specialist with any questions, admissions requirements, or to set up program shadowing or tours.

Irma Diaz