Wildland Fuels & Fire Technology, A.S.

Change the fire landscape.

As the wildland fire season grows longer and more challenging, the United States needs more fire professionals. 

In this program, you will prepare to enter or enhance your career in the wildland fuel and fire workforce. Through online and in-person classes, you will learn to manage wildfires and prescribed burns, communicate with communities facing fire, and apply fuel management techniques to support reforestation efforts and reduce wildfire risk.

This program prepares graduates to immediately enter the workforce in roles such as wildland firefighter, fuels technician or wildland fire restoration specialist, or to pursue a bachelor’s degree in fire ecology and management.

This program could be a good fit if you: 

  • Enjoy working outdoors 
  • Are a wildland firefighter, fire suppression technician, or another permanent or seasonal employee in the wildland fire field ready to advance your career 
  • Want to earn your degree while you continue working 
  • Want to develop your leadership and decision-making skills 
  • Like to analyze and assess on-the-ground scenarios
  • Are good at making logical decisions in high-pressure situations

With this degree you could become a/an:

  • Wildland Firefighter
  • Fuels Technician
  • Dispatcher
  • FFT1 – Squad Boss
  • FEMO – Fire Effects Monitor

Available On-Campus

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