Fire Science in Connecticut

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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in Connecticut


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Connecticut students graduate with certificates in fire science. That means an estimated 80 fire science professionals graduate from Connecticut's 6 fire science schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Connecticut that has a fire science program is University of New Haven. University of New Haven, which was ranked 41st in the country in 2010, is located in West Haven. 62 students graduated with a certificate in fire science from University of New Haven in 2010. Students at University of New Haven paid $30,750 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Connecticut that has a fire science program is Norwalk Community College. Norwalk Community College, which was ranked 90th in the country in 2010, is located in Norwalk. In 2010, Norwalk Community College graduated 1 students from its fire science program. Norwalk Community College charged in-state students $3,386 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Connecticut with a fire science program is Three Rivers Community College, which is located in Norwich. In 2010, it was ranked 91st nationwide. In 2010, Three Rivers Community College graduated 6 students from its fire science programs. Three Rivers Community College charged in-state students $3,386 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Connecticut's fire science schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $7,957 per year, though tuition can range from $30,750 per year to $3,386 per year. In 2010, the following Connecticut fire science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of New Haven - located in West Haven, students are charged $30,750 per year
  2. Capital Community College - located in Hartford, students are charged $3,406 per year
  3. Naugatuck Valley Community College - located in Waterbury, students are charged $3,406 per year

The following Connecticut fire science schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Three Rivers Community College - located in Norwich, students are charged $3,386 per year
  2. Norwalk Community College - located in Norwalk, students are charged $3,386 per year
  3. Capital Community College - located in Hartford, students are charged $3,406 per year

A fire science certificate from a Connecticut school... what next?

Many Connecticut fire science graduates become a municipal fire fighting, fire-prevention engineer, and fire alarm systems installer. In 2010, there were 2,010 fire science professional working in Connecticut, including 360 fire investigators, 860 municipal fire fightings, and 260 fire-prevention engineers. In Connecticut, the largest numbers of fire science professional work in the following counties:

  1. Hartford County - 710 fire science professionals
  2. Fairfield County - 460 fire science professionals
  3. Middlesex County - 260 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 1,530 fire science professionals will be working in Connecticut. This would require the number of fire science professional to grow by 6%.

Salary

On average, fire science professionals earn a salary of $64,645 per year in Connecticut state. However, Connecticut fire science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,550 per year to more than $150,860 per year in 2010. The counties in Connecticut with the highest average salary for fire science professionals are:

  1. New London County - $67,200 per year
  2. Hartford County - $65,485 per year
  3. Middlesex County - $60,607 per year

The Connecticut counties with the lowest average salary for fire science professionals are:

  1. Fairfield County - $60,274 per year
  2. Middlesex County - $60,607 per year
  3. Hartford County - $65,485 per year

On average, the highest paid fire science professionals in Connecticut were:

  1. Fire Prevention Engineer - $91,150 per year
  2. Municipal Fire Fighting - $70,930 per year
  3. Fire Investigator - $48,720 per year

On average, the lowest paid fire science professionals in Connecticut were:

  1. Fire Investigator - $48,720 per year
  2. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $47,780 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in fire science in Connecticut and to compare salaries with various related fields such as criminal justice or fire science, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Fire Science in Connecticut
  • Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science in Connecticut
  • Master's Degree in Fire Science in Connecticut

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,343 miles from location Gateway Community College New Haven CT 8.87725 n/a 6,847
5,354 miles from location Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury CT 8.54755 n/a 6,725
5,368 miles from location Norwalk Community College Norwalk CT 9.78902 n/a 6,685
5,345 miles from location University of New Haven West Haven CT 58.8755 34% 5,770
5,305 miles from location Three Rivers Community College Norwich CT 9.14921 n/a 4,561
5,337 miles from location Capital Community College Hartford CT 7.14867 n/a 4,280
 

Curious what studying Fire Science gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Connecticut

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers + 860 $70,930 -8.5%
2
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers + 530 $47,780 -3.6%
3
Fire Inspectors and Investigators + 360 $48,720 9.1%
4
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors + 260 $91,150 18.2%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are fire science related jobs in Connecticut