School and Ranking Information
Students looking for programs related to fire services administration in Atlanta do not have many options, although a few schools do offer similar degrees in the field. Based on its programs offered, proximity to Atlanta, and high graduation rate (relative to its peers) the following school is considered one of the top choices in the area:
- Winner: Located directly in Atlanta, Atlanta Technical College is a 2-year public school which offers several degree and certificate programs, including a diploma in fire science technology. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must possess a high school diploma.
|Category||Atlanta Technical College|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)||$2,746 (in-state); $4,882 (out-of-state)*|
|Fire Services Administration Degrees Offered||Diploma|
|Fire Services Administration Degrees Awarded (2014-15)||3*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2011 Entering Class||28%*|
|Noteworthy||Graduates of the school have received statewide awards, including the GOAL (Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership) and PRIDE (Performance Recognition Indicating Demonstrated Excellence) awards|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Atlanta Technical College
- Curriculum stresses both academic and occupational knowledge
- Scholarships available for qualifying students
- Urban campus provides convenient location
Atlanta Technical College is a fully accredited school with a population of just over 4,000. Its Fire Science Technology diploma program is an excellent option for students looking to study fire services administration. The curriculum consists of 53 credit-hours, six of which are devoted to basic skills courses in the English and mathematics fields. More advanced course topics include fire prevention, inspections, arson investigation, and, of course, fire administration.