Our Program

Our experienced faculty will teach you to -

Fire Suppression AAS

Suppression Results Suppression Measurements

  • Exhibit safety practices as a response team member when engaged in training or emergency response activities
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communications skills in both emergency and non-emergency situations
  • Explain effective risk reduction activities through accurate hazard identification and public education activities
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with a diversity of colleagues in order to accomplish the goals of the organization and successfully participate in the daily operations of a fire station
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge to function as an EMT Basic, firefighter I, driver and pumper operator

Fire Prevention AAS

Prevention Results Prevention Measurements

  • Exhibit safety practices under general supervision to prevent the occurrence and severity of hostile fires, to mitigate the effect of fire on people, and to assist in the determination of the cause of such fires
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communications skills to meet the needs of internal and external customers, resolve conflicts, and explain fire prevention concepts in a manner that places a high priority on customer satisfaction
  • Exhibit the ability to collaborate with a diversity of colleagues in order to accomplish goals of the organization
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct risk reduction inspections through employing hazard identification, interpreting and applying codes and standards, and applying hazard abatement process
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct, coordinate, and complete basic fire cause and origin investigation and participate, under supervision, in the investigation of complex fire situations

Fire Service Supervision & Management Certificate

Service Results Service Measurements

  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communications skills in both emergency and non-emergency situations
  • Exhibit the ability to collaborate with a diversity of colleagues in order to accomplish goals of the organization
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge to function as a NFPA Fire Officer I and II
  • Exhibit the ability to utilize human resources to accomplish assignments in accordance with safety plans and in an efficient manner and evaluating members' performance in the daily operations of a fire station and on emergency and non-emergency situations
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform administrative functions and the implementation of departmental policies and procedures at the unit level, according to the following job performance requirements

Distance Education

Distance education courses are available for active fire service professionals looking to earn college credits or update their training. Distance education may lead to AAS degrees in Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention or Fire Service Supervision & Management certificate through a combination of –

  • transferring credits you've earned from other accredited colleges
  • earning college credits for prior learning and professional certifications
  • online courses
  • independent study courses

Does fire protection sound like a career for you? Take a look at our curriculum and prerequisite requirements and the program course descriptions.

For more information, e-mail or call 503.399.5163.