Fire Science Leadership (Certificate)

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Community college certification

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Fire Science/Fire-fighting. 430203


The City of El Dorado Fire Department, in conjunction with the Butler Community College Fire Science Department Residency Program:

The Fire Science residency program is an opportunity for college students who are enrolled as fire science majors at Butler Community College to gain a two-year experience working with a municipal fire department, while achieving an associate’s degree through Butler Community College.

The residency program will provide positive training and experience to men or women pursuing a career in fire and emergency services. While enrolled, the program will provide a learning environment where students may take advantage of college level instruction, continuing education seminars, and skill development through on-the-job training.

Fire protection and emergency services in every city is recognized as a vitally important service. New and unusual problems resulting from rapid technological advancements, urbanization, industry, and modern modes of transportation have drastically broadened the scope of fire protection responsibilities. The fire and emergency services of today have become more technical, requiring individuals working together to provide public education, fire protection, emergency medical services, as well as mitigating hazardous materials incidents, and performing fire suppression and rescues.

Program Information

The fire science program is committed to providing an integral link between formal education and the emergency services through essential training in life safety, protection of property and environmental conservation, benefiting the students and the communities they serve. Butler’s Fire Science Program is located at the Emergency Services Training Center, 2610 W. 6th Street, in El Dorado. Butler’s Fire Science Program offers a large selection of courses in Butler, Sedgwick and surrounding Counties. The majority of the courses are taught in the fire stations at those locations. Instructors are current and retired fire service personnel ranging from Firefighters to Fire Chiefs. 

Additional Costs

An additional lab fee is assessed to each program course to cover cost of equipment maintenance, repair and replacement, lab consumables, and certification exam fees. Fees are subject to change.




Entrance Requirements



Butler Community College (IV)

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

2700 W 6th Ave, El Dorado, Kansas

Local WIB

4 - Workforce Investment Area IV

Name of Credential


Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Grants, loan, scholarships, student employment

Refund Policy

Refer to catalog or Admissions

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

In-State/District Tuition


Other Fees

$110.00 Minimum technology access charge, course technology fee.

Out-of-State/District Tuition


Registration Fee

$15.00 Per semester

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

33-2021.00Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$27.77 per hour
$18.99 per hour

Provider Status



901 S. Haverhill Road, El Dorado, Kansas 67042

Phone Number

(316) 321-2222

Web Address


Last Updated

Nov 15, 2022


Aug 19, 2022


Nov 15, 2024