03/27/2014 -- CCAC Fire Science Administration program earns coveted U.S. Fire Administration recognition

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County Fire Science Administration associate degree program has earned Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Recognition certification from the U.S. Fire Administration—currently the only associate degree program in Pennsylvania to receive this distinction. In order to earn the certification, a program must meet the minimum standards of excellence as established by FESHE and the National Fire Academy.

“This recognition is the culmination of many years of working in close collaboration with recognized experts in the field as well as regulatory bodies in order to develop a rigorous curriculum that represents the very best practices and policy in fire science administration,” says Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki, PhD, dean of Academic Affairs at North Campus, who helped facilitate FESHE recognition certification.

Program graduates may work as firefighters in public or private fire or emergency response rescue services, fire safety specialists, industrial safety specialists, underwriters, plan reviewers, code enforcement officers, insurance industry investigators, fire protection engineers or sales representatives for safety equipment companies. CCAC offers both associate degree and certificate program options.

CCAC’s Fire Science Administration associate degree and certificate programs are offered at Boyce Campus located at 595 Beatty Road, Monroeville, Pa. Individuals interested in either enrolling or obtaining more information should call 724.325.6672 or visit www.ccac.edu, search keywords “fire science administration.”


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates more than 30,000 credit students through 155 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers thousands of students access to noncredit and workforce development courses. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.

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