O.E.C., Wildland Fire Science
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.
Minimum Requirements for Wildland Fire Science Occupational Endorsement: 11 credits