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National Ranking Confirms CCM Fire Science Degree Really Pays Off

FS Online Places CCM among Top 90 Programs - Posted 10/7/13
Students who enroll in the fire science technology program at County College of Morris (CCM) now have additional confirmation that they have chosen an economical and astute pathway to a successful career.

Fire Science (FS) Online has placed the fire science technology program at CCM on its list of 90 programs nationwide “That Really Pay Off.”  According to FS Online, graduates of the colleges on its list who become full-time firefighters annually will earn five times the cost of one year of school.

To develop its list, FS Online looked at data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Bureau of Labor Statistics and other sources. To be considered, colleges had to have annual tuitions less than $10,000, the average annual salary of graduate firefighters had to be greater than $50,000, and the program had to have at least 35 enrolled students and be fully accredited.

The survey found that firefighters who graduate from CCM with a fire science degree earn an average annual salary of $60,150. Annual tuition for in-county students at CCM costs $3,228 for 24 credits.

The fire science technology program at CCM prepares graduates for careers as municipal firefighters, fire inspectors, fire investigators, fire technicians, fire protection engineers, industrial firefighters and loss control consultants. To learn more about the fire science technology program at CCM, go to www.ccm.edu/academics/degrees/firesci.aspx.