Wildland Fire Science

College of Rural and Community Development
Community and Technical College

Occupational Endorsement

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Minimum Requirements for Occupational Endorsement: 11 credits

The wildland fire science occupational endorsement provides students with the knowledge and skills to perform at the first level of wildland fire management. This includes managing a squad on a wildland fire crew, correct methods of operation for wildland fire chainsaws and pumps, and working around fire helicopters and aircraft. Completion of this program can lead to employment in the field, provide a foundation for wildland fire management, including in- and out-of-state wildland fire assignments, and act as a steppingstone to the associate of applied science degree in wildland fire control. Completion of the wildland fire science occupational endorsement will create a well-rounded entry-level firefighter capable of filling positions on wildland fires. Applicants must be 18 years old to be admitted.

Occupational Endorsement Program

  1. Complete the following admission requirement: Be at least 18 years old by the first day of the semester in which you are admitted.
  2. Complete the general university requirements.
  3. Complete the occupational endorsement requirements.
  4. Complete the following:
    FIRE F151--Wildland Firefighter I--3 credits
    FIRE F152--Wildland Firefighter II--3 credits
    FIRE F153--Wildland Firefighter III--2 credits
    FIRE F157--Wildland Air Operations--3 credits
  5. Minimum credits required--11 credits