Wildland Fire Technology (AS Degree S0890)

Technology and Health Division
(AS Degree S0890)

The Wildland Fire Technology AS degree is designed for students who want to gain certification as a wildland firefighter through the National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG). This program provides training in hand crew formation, fire line construction, and the use of wildland fire equipment. Students learn about wildland fire crews (engine crews, hand crews, hotshot crews, helitak crews, and smokejumpers), wildland fire behavior, wildland fire fighter personal protective equipment, wildland firefighter safety, helicopter safety, dozer safety, wildland fire pumps, and wildland fire tools and firing devices. This program includes arduous physical conditioning including hiking with up to 45 pounds of weight and other strenuous outdoor activities. The academy exceeds the United States Forest Service (USFS) minimum training requirements for an entry-level wildland firefighter for certification purposes.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
FIRE 1Fire Protection Organization3
FIRE WF101Wildland Fire Behavior3
FIRE WF102Wildland Firefighter Safety and Survival3
FIRE WF103Wildland Fire Operations3
FIRE WF104Wildland Fire Investigation, Prevention, and Public Information3
FIRE WF105Wildland Fire Logistics, Finance, and Planning3
KINF 51AAgility Test Preparation Law and Fire - Beginning1
or KINF 51B Agility Test Preparation Law and Fire - Intermediate
or KINF 52A Fitness and Conditioning for Law and Fire - Beginning
or KINF 52B Fitness and Conditioning for Law and Fire - Intermediate
Complete a minimum of 9 units selecting 2 or more courses:9-20.5
Hazardous Materials/ICS
Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy
Fire Company Organization and Management
Fire Hydraulics
Arson and Fire Investigation
Fire Apparatus and Equipment
Wildland Fire Control
Wildland Fire Academy
Total Units28-39.5

Program Learning Outcomes

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