Wildland Fire Science
Listen to this... Strike Team Leader,
Suppression Tactics, Situation Unit Leader. Sound
appealing? What if you could take these and related classes, earn
your degree and work in the wildland fire management field? Still
appealing? Then this is your degree.
At COCC, some of the best instructors in the Northwest provide
students with the hands-on training needed to manage controlled
burns, implement fuels planning, work with fire suppression tactics
and more. All classes are designed to meet US Forest Service
requirements, as well as those of other government wildland fire
management agencies. Hands-on training, upgrade needed job skills,
top-notch instructors... you can't go wrong!
COCC offers both an associate of applied science and a
certificate program in Wildland Fire (pdf). COCC also provides fire S-courses for
the East Slope Training Region.
view COCC Wildland Fire Career Pathways.
This career pathway is designed to create educational "stepping
stones" for advancement of workers and jobs seekers. It
illustrates the steps needed through education, work
experience and on-the-job training to enable
students to combine school and work and advance over time to better
Note: This program is open to current employees of forest
management agencies or graduates of forestry programs
only. Please contact us for additional details and course
Michelle Ruebush, Administrative Assistant