HILLSBORO The Hill College Fire Protection Technology program was recently named a nationally ranked fire science program by Fire Science Online - firescience.org. Hill College ranked 38th - eighth in the state - out of the top 90 programs across the nation.
While the education itself is the most important part of obtaining a degree in fire science, the increase in pay or career prospects is a close second. Students want to enroll in programs that will make them high-caliber firemen and women, but they also want schools that lead to careers that pay well. In order to accommodate those desires, FS Online assembled the list.
Each school on the list met the following criteria: Annual tuition less than $10,000, average annual salary greater than $50,000, must have at least 35 active students enrolled and fully-accredited schools only.
We strive to put on the best academy in the state, Fire Protection Technology Instructor Robert Matthews said. We also work very hard on helping the recruits be successful in not only completing the program, but having a successful career in a fire department.