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Fire Science area
Fire science studies the protection against and practice of easing the unwanted effects of fires. The Aims Fire Science programs will give you the skills you need for a successful career as a fire fighter. We offer programs in the areas of structural firefighting and wildland firefighting.
A few of the degree and certificate programs offered include:
- Structural Fire Academy: A 15-week course with lots of hands-on training to prepare you for a career in fire service.
- Wildland Fire Academy: Learn how to keep Colorado beautiful and safe. This is the only program of its kind in the state!
- Associate of Applied Science degrees in both Structural and Wildland Firefighting
The Aims Fire Science degree 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.
Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Fire Science Program is to promote higher technical education, job performance and self-confidence in the students, with the assistance of professional and qualified instructors. Sound values, dedication of the participants, along with the confidence of the educational community and the citizens are key ingredients of the success of this program.
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.