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Fire Science

Degrees & Certificates

Degrees

Fire Science Technology, A.A.S. Degree

The Fire Science degree program is designed to prepare students for entry level occupations in the fire service as well as provide training and skills for individuals already employed in the fire service that are interested in career advancement. Job opportunities may be found in small or large municipal fire departments, fire protection districts, or industrial fire departments. Students wishing to further their education with a four-year degree have the opportunity to do so through select university programs.

Degree Requirements for: Fire Science Technology, A.A.S. (2 years)

Certificates

Basic Firefighter Certificate

The Basic Firefighter certificate combines the EMT program and the Fire Academy to provide students with the minimum training required by most fire departments. Students can start with either completing the EMT or Fire Academy their first semester.

Certificate Requirements for: Basic Firefighter Certificate
Information on Gainful Employment for: Basic Firefighter Certificate

Driver-Operator Certificate

This program is designed to provide pumper-operator training for individuals interested in becoming an apparatus engineer on a fire department. The course covers classroom and hands-on training covering NFPA 1002, Driver-Operator and Driver-Operator Pumper.

Certificate Requirements for: Driver-Operator Certificate

Fire Officer I Certificate

The Fire Officer I certification program is designed to train current or potential fire officers in the areas of advanced firefighting techniques, hazardous materials at the operations level, the implementation and delivery of lesson plans for training, HR management, administration, community relations, inspection and investigation, safety, and incident command.

Certificate Requirements for: Fire Officer I Certificate

Fire Prevention and Public Education Certificate

This course is designed to provide training and education in the areas of Fire Prevention and Public Education. Some of the objectives covered include automatic fire sprinkler and alarm systems, components of building construction, building and fire codes, plans review, and implementation of a fire prevention program.

Certificate Requirements for: Fire Prevention and Public Education Certificate

Fire Science Intern Certificate

The Intern program provides students an opportunity to participate in on the job training in the fire service. Interns will work as a member of a fire crew responding to emergency incidents, perform daily shift assignments, participate in department training, and work various special assignments to include inspections, preplanning, equipment maintenance, and report writing.

Certificate Requirements for: Fire Science Intern Certificate

Fire Service Training Academy I Certificate

The Fire Service Training Academy I is designed to provide entry level training for potential firefighters. This course includes classroom and drill ground training covering NFPA 1001 objectives for Firefighter I. Students are administered the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control exams for Firefighter I upon successful completion of the academy. Prerequisites: AHA BLS certification and documentation of passing a CPAT course or equivalent.

Certificate Requirements for: Fire Service Training Academy I Certificate

Fire Service Training Academy II Certificate

The Fire Service Training Academy II is designed to build on the skills and training learned in the Fire Service Training Academy I. This course includes classroom and drill ground training covering NFPA 1001 objectives for Firefighter II. Students are administered the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control exams for Firefighter II upon successful completion of the academy. Prerequisites: Current Colorado State FF-I certification.

Certificate Requirements for: Fire Service Training Academy II Certificate

Vehicle Extrication Certificate

This program is designed to provide vehicle extrication training addressing objectives in NFPA 1670. The program is offered in three modules with each module building on the training received in the previous module.

Certificate Requirements for: Vehicle Extrication Certificate