O.E.C., Wildland Fire Science

College of Rural and Community Development

Occupational Endorsement

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 at least 18 years old to be admitted.

Complete the following admission requirement:

  • Be at least 18 years old by the first day of the semester in which you are admitted.

Minimum Requirements for Occupational Endorsement: 11 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Occupational Endorsement Requirements
Complete the occupational endorsement requirements.
Program Requirements
FIRE F151Wildland Firefighter I3
FIRE F152Wildland Firefighter II3
FIRE F153Wildland Firefighter III2
FIRE F157Wildland Air Operations3