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Fire Science

Interested in Fire Science?

Our Fire Service Program provides students with hands on training in fire prevention and fire protection systems.  The program  will introduce you to wildland fire prevention which includes fire behavior, fire suppression methods and equipment, safety and incident command. You will be trained in the major categories of hazardous materials.  This includes detection and identification of hazardous materials as well as strategy and tactics in the management of these materials. This program provides preparation for Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence certification.

The final year of the program involves preparation for State Fire Marshall Fire Fighter I and II certification.  The preparation has you train in the essentials of firefighting including fire department operations, firefighting equipment, and safety.

Upon the completion of the program students will have the opportunity to apply to the Fire Academy or continue on at YC to complete the Fire Science – AAS program.

Fire Science Program Information

Program Sequence:
 
Fire Science Courses
 

LOCATION:
 
Yavapai College CTEC
220 Ruger Rd.
Prescott, AZ 86301
 

LENGTH OF PROGRAM:
 
2 year
 

GRADE LEVEL REQUIREMENT:
 
Sophomore – Senior
 

PREREQUISITES:
 
None
 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:
 
Provided by Mountain Institute CTED
 

CLASS SCHEDULE:
 
There are two program offerings.
 
Monday – Thursday Courses
6:45pm – 9:15pm
 
Monday-Thursday Courses
1:15pm-3:45pm
 

CREDITS:
 
Up to 5 High School credits for both years and up to 15 Yavapai College credits for both years.
INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS:
 
Certifications include:
 
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • 911 Dispatcher
  • HazMat Awareness and Operations
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Firefighter I
  • Firefighter II
 
 
STUDENT BENEFITS:
  • Enables students to make career decisions consistent with their aptitudes, interests, abilities, and academic achievement.
  • Provides a program of instruction that prepares students for post-secondary education and/or for employment
  • Industry skills development experience and certification to take straight to workforce.
 
 
CAREER SNAPSHOT:
 
Fire Science Career Opportunities
 
  • Firefighter
  • Forrest Firefighter
 
Salaries will range based on hiring entity, location, and years of experience.
 
 
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