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Fire Science

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science is designed to prepare the student with advanced knowledge and skills necessary for fire service employment or career advancement within paid or volunteer firefighter services.

The general education requirements are designed to encourage students to develop critical and creative thinking, computation and communication skills, lifelong learning skills, and technical skills used in the firefighter services. To be successful in the paid or volunteer firefighter services, a person must demonstrate the following professional attributes:  dependable, detail-oriented, safety conscious, initiative, and adaptable/flexible.  The ability to work in a team environment is critical as well as displaying tolerance for stress and concern for others.

Program Requirements

Course Credits
National Incident Management System 3
Firefighter I: Structure I 4
Firefighter II: Structure II 4
Arson Detection for the First Responder 1
Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface 2
Wildland Firefighting 3
Hazardous Materials: Awareness & Operations 3
First Aid & CPR 3

Electives

Student must choose twenty-one (21) credits from FIRE or CPED courses
Up to nine (9) credits may come from the following prefixes: CRMJ, CNSL, HMSV, HSEC, EMT, or PSYC.

Course Credits
Cooperative Work Experience I: Fire Science 3
Cooperative Work Experience II: Fire Science 3
Cooperative Work Experience III: Fire Science 3

Wildland Firefighter

Course Credits
Pumps, Water & Wildland Fire 2
Dispatch Recorder 1
Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior 3
Intro to Wildland Fire Calculations 3
Crew Boss 2
Chain Saws in Wildland Fires 2
Engine Boss 1
Interagency Business Management 1
Initial Attach Instant Commander 1
Field Observer 1
Applied Interagency Incident Business Management 1
Facilitative Instructor 3
Division/Group Supervisor 1
Task Force/Strike Team Leader 2
Ignition Operations 3
Followership to Leadership 1

Structure Firefighter

Course Credits
Emergency Medical Technician: Basic 8
Firefighter I: Field Experience 4
Firefighter II: Structure 3
Firefighter II: Field Experience 3
Hazardous Materials Technician 5
Firefighter Line of Duty Death & Injury 1
Leadership I: Strategies for Company Success 1
Intro to Fire Inspection  Principles & Practices 2
Managing in a Changing Environment 1
Managing Company Tactical Operations-Preparation 1
Managing Company Tactical Operations-Decision Making

General Ed. Requirements

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Course Credits
Writing Level I 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Math/APPM/Lab Science 3

 

Students must complete 6 credits of general education courses listed below:

Course Credits
Writing II 3
Arts 3
Humanities 3
Social Science 3
Information Technology 3
University Studies 1



Certificate II

The certificate II in fire Science is designed to prepare the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level fire service employment or career advancement within paid or volunteer firefighter services.  After coursework is completed in this certificate, the student will be qualified to obtain the recognized fire certifications required for employment as an entry-level structure or wildland firefighter.

 

Program Requirements

Course Credits
National Incident Mgt Systems 3
Firefighter I: Structure I 4
Firefighter I: Structure II 4
Firefighter I: Field Experience 4
Arson Detection for the First Responder 1
Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface 2
Intro to Wildland Firefighting  3
Intro to Wildland Firefighting Simulation 1
Hazardous Materials: Awareness & Operations 3
First Aid and CPR
Total 28

Professor of Fire Science