Wildland Fire Science

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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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 Wildland Fire Science 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.

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

Introduction to Organizational Communication

(3)

MAT 107

Career Math or higher level math

3

POS 111

American Government: SS1

3

or

 

 

PSY 106

Human Relations

(3)

 

 

15

Technical Courses

EMP 101

Principles of Emergency Management

3

FST 102

Principles/Emergency Services

3

FST 103

Occupational Safety & Health for Fire

3

FST 201

Instructional Methodology (Fire Instructor I, II)

3

FSW 100

S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior

1

FSW 101

S-130 Firefighting Training

2

FSW 102

S-131 Firefighter Type I

0.5

FSW 104

I-100 Introduction to ICS

0.25

FSW 105

L-180 Human Factors on the Fire Line

0.25

FSW 144

S-215 Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface

2

FSW 155

I-200, IS-200, Q-436 Basic ICS: ICS for Single Resources & Initial Action Incidents

1.5

FSW 205

S-390 Introduction to Fire Behavior Calculations

2

NRE 102

Introduction to Natural Resources Management

3

PSM 200

National Incident Management System/Interagency Operations

3

Electives

 

17.5

 

 

27.5

Elective Choose 17.5 hours from any combination of EMP, EMS, FST, FSW, NRE, PSM courses

Total Credit Hours

60