This degree is designed to prepare students for the American fire service, either as a volunteer or career fire fighter. The basics of fire science, equipment, organization, fire service occupational safety and health, investigations, codes and fire detection will be covered. The two-year degree program provides comprehensive technical training and general education course work necessary for employment and job advancement.
Colorado Mountain College and Colorado Mesa University (CMU) have signed an agreement that allows students to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Administration/Public Safety. CMU will accept a maximum of 60 credits from the completed AAS Fire Science Technology degree. Additionally, CMU will allow students to take the next 30 credits of designated lower division general education courses from CMC to be applied to the BAS. CMU requires that students complete the last 30 credits with them. CMU offers a number of upper division courses via distance education. Please consult with your adviser.
Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency levels in reading,writing, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses within this degree. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence in which students can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details, please see the Academic Placement and Testing section.
Graduates of the program will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Science Technology.
Fire Science Technology is offered at Vail/Eagle-Valley Campus in Edwards. Contact that site for course schedule information. Please see your adviser for a recommended sequence of courses.
CMC also offers certificates in Fire Academy I , Fire Academy II , and Fire Department Company Officer .
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