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.
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.
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.
The Firefighter I Academy certificate 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.
The Firefighter II Academy 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.
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.