Additional information available on the Fire Science Technology Department website.
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Wildland Firefighting is a firefighting, emergency management and natural resources interdisciplinary career and profession. This degree will allow the student to develop the competencies and skills to enter this expanding career field and will allow the seasoned wildland firefighter to enhance their experience with an academic program. This degree will prepare you to operate in multiple agency jurisdictions, apply standardized wildland firefighting principles as identified by the National Wildland Coordinating Group; introduce you to the principles of emergency management preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery; and prepare you to attain a career and to enhance a career in wildland firefighting and related disciplines.
A plan for entry into and completion of the Fire Science Wildland degree should be discussed with one of the Fire Science Coordinators or Faculty. This advising is needed to provide thorough information on the degree requirements and to align the student’s experience and certifications to the degree for credit for prior learning, if appropriate, and to advise on the student’s academic and career goals.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Fire Science Wildland program, students should be able to:
- Apply standardized wildland firefighting principles as identified by the National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG)
- Describe how multi-agency operations are conducted during wildland fire incidents
- Describe basic wildland fire behavior
- Explain the principles of emergency management
- Demonstrate proper strategy and tactics based on current and expected fire behavior
Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.