Fire Science Wildland

Fire Science Wildland

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Recommended basic skills standards are

Wildland Firefighting is a firefighting, emergency management and natural resources interdisciplinary career and profession. This degree will allow the student to develop the competencies and skills to enter this expanding career field and will allow the seasoned wildland firefighter to enhance their experience with an academic program. This degree will prepare you to operate in multiple agency jurisdictions, apply standardized wildland firefighting principles as identified by the National Wildland Coordinating Group; introduce you to the principles of emergency management preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery; and prepare you to attain a career and to enhance a career in wildland firefighting and related disciplines.

A plan for entry into and completion of the Fire Science Wildland degree should be discussed with one of the Fire Science Coordinators or Faculty. This advising is needed to provide thorough information on the degree requirements and to align the student’s experience and certifications to the degree for credit for prior learning, if appropriate, and to advise on the student’s academic and career goals.

Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the Fire Science Wildland program, students should be able to:

  • Apply standardized wildland firefighting principles as identified by the National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG).
  • Describe how multi-agency operations are conducted during wildland fire incidents.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic wildland fire behavior.
  • Explain the principles of emergency management.
  • Demonstrate proper strategy and tactics based on current and expected fire behavior.

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

General Education Courses

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

 

 

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

(3)

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

or

 

 

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

(3)

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

or

 

 

COM 225

Organizational Communication

(3)

MAT 107

Career Math or higher

3

or

 

 

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1 or higher

(4)

POS 111

American Government: SS1

3

or

 

 

PSY 100

Psychology of Workplace Relationships

(3)

 

 

15-16

Additional Required Courses

EMP 101

Principles of Emergency Management

3

FST 103

Fire Behavior & Combustion

3

FST 109

Occupational Safety & Health for Fire

3

FST 202

Strategy & Tactics

3

FST 258

Wildland Fire Incident Management & Organization

3

FST 259

Wildland Firefighting Strategy & Tactics

3

FSW 100

S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior

1

FSW 101

S-130 Firefighting Training

2

FSW 153

S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior

2

PSM 200

National Incident Management System/Interagency Operations

3

Elective

Choose nineteen (19) hours from technical electives

19

 

 

45

Total Credit Hours

60-61

Technical Electives

Any other EMP, FST, FSW or PSM credits count for technical electives courses