Butler Community College has announced they will expand their early college academy concept to include fire sciences and public safety.
The Early College Academies offer high school students the opportunity to complete degree-specific courses during their junior an senior years of high school and potential to earn an associate degree or certificate.
There are currently two programs already at Butler including Early College Health Sciences Academy and Early College Information Technology Academy.
According to the college, this will offer the only residential Fire Science program in the region with 10 students living on-site and working as volunteer firefighters with the City Fire Service.
The course will be held at the Butler Fire Station located at 2600 W. 6th st. in El Dorado.