Wildland Fuel and Fire Technology (A.S.)
The A.S. degree in Wildland Fuel and Fire Technology is a two-year, online program to prepare students for careers in the wildland fire sector. It is ideal for permanent and seasonal employees employed as wildland firefighters and fire suppression technicians, and for professionals seeking to complete the Office of Personnel Management Federal Series certification.
Based on our nationally ranked B.S. Fire Ecology and Management degree, the A.S. degree brings faculty expertise with wildland fire and fuels management at the faculty level and an extensive network of stakeholders at federal and state levels.
Faculty collaborate to develop online content with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), an operational group designed to coordinate fire management programs of eleven participating federal agencies, including training.
Required course work includes:
|COMM 101||Fundamentals of Oral Communication||3|
|ENGL 101||Writing and Rhetoric I||3|
|ENGL 102||Writing and Rhetoric II||3|
|FOR 102||Introduction to Forest Management||2|
|FOR 103||Introduction to Computer Applications in Natural Resources||1|
|FOR 111||Saws and Pumps||1|
|FOR 145||Career in Fire and Fuels||2|
|FOR 202||Leadership and Decision-Making in Fire Management||3|
|FOR 213||Vegetation Management||3|
|FOR 226||Wildland-Urban Interface Assessment and Communication||3|
|FOR 253||Introduction to Fuels Inventory and Sampling||2|
|FOR 254||Fire Environment||3|
|FOR 256||Science Synthesis in Fire Ecology and Management||1|
|FOR 261||Fire Technology||3|
|FOR 284||Fire Policy and Administration||3|
|FOR 290||Medical Response and Stress Management in Natural Resources||3|
|FOR 321||Cultural Use of Fire||3|
|FOR 323||Communication and Facilitative Instruction in Fire Management||2|
|MATH 123||Math in Modern Society||3|
|or MATH 143||College Algebra|
|PHIL 201||Critical Thinking||3|
|REM 142||Introduction to Wildland Fire Management||2|
|REM 151||Rangeland Principles||3|
|REM 210||Introduction to Fire Effects and Management||2|
|REM 298||Wildland Fuels and Fire Internship||1|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Select 20 credits of General Education electives||20|
Total credits for required for this degree: 81
After completing the Applied Associate of Science in Wildland Fuel and Fire Technology, students will be able to:
- Identify the primary factors associated with the start, spread, and management of wildfires and prescribed fires in forests and rangelands.
- Demonstrate the proper application of fuel measurement techniques and be able complete fuel assessments in forest, rangelands, and the wildland-urban interface.
- Demonstrate the proper use of fire equipment and fire suppression and prescribed fire techniques.
- Effectively synthesize and communicate fire and fuels management information to the public.
- Demonstrate an ability to measure fire effects.
- Demonstrate ability to assume leadership roles in fire and fuels management.
- Identify cultural uses, programmatic structures, policies, and administration in fuels and fire management.