PCCC has been featured as one of the Top 25 Best Value Online Fire Science Program for 2019

Updated: Feb 3, 2019

Provided by: Value College





Passaic County Community College is a public community college that offers two-year degrees. It was initially established in 1971 and has since undergone a great deal of growth and institutional reshaping. Though the name includes Passaic, the primary campus is situated in Paterson, New Jersey. In 2008, however, it did open a campus in Passaic. Additionally, it has a campus in Wayne, which is where the Public Safety Academy is housed. It also offers an Academic Center in the town of Wanaque. Its total enrollment is just over 7,000 students. It is known for conducting effective first responder trainings, as well as volunteer fire and emergency medical technician (EMT) training.

Passaic County Community College offers many opportunities for those interested in going beyond a career in firefighting, including a fire science degree that can be taken online and in person at the main campus, the Wanaque Academic Center, or the Passaic Academic Center. Students have many options at Passaic and may choose to get an associate’s degree in fire science or opt for the Certificate program. Their faculty are all leaders in the field and represent the best in fire service. Graduates may choose to obtain a position in emergency and fire services, get a promotion, volunteer career fire service, and/or work towards increased knowledge and skill set in fire prevention and assistance.

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