The Aims Fire Science programs will give you the skills you need for a successful career as a firefighter. We offer programs in the areas of structural firefighting and wildland firefighting.
The Aims Fire Science Program is the only fire science program in Colorado to be accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). An IFSAC accredited program indicates that course offerings, institutional support and qualified faculty are working together in completing their educational mission.
The Aims Community College Fire Science Technology degree classes are also recognized by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) recognition program for colleges and universities. FESHE recognition is an acknowledgement that a collegiate emergency services degree program meets the minimum standards of excellence established by FESHE professional development committees and the National Fire Academy (NFA). These regionally-accredited colleges and universities have demonstrated a commitment to the nationally-recognized FESHE model of standardized professional development education criteria. FESHE concentrates on degree programs that emphasize firefighting response, fire prevention, fire administration, and emergency medical services management.
The mission of the Fire Science Program is to prepare students for entry level and career advancement in the fire service and/or for the pursuit of an advanced degree by educating them in the fundamental concepts of professionalism, communication, problem solving, teamwork, and hands-on training for a successful career in the fire service.
Check out the essential skills guide, which is a list of commonly encountered qualities and skills typically necessary to be successful in a particular program or area of interest.