Program Spotlight

Fire Science
Program gives students the ability to experience wild land and structure fire fighting by utilizing hands-on live fire training equipment.
Fire Science
Opportunities are now available for those interested in fire fighting jobs or simply being a prepared member of a volunteer fire department. Central Wyoming College, in partnership with the Wyoming Fire Academy, gives students the ability to experience wild land and structure fire fighting by utilizing hands-on live fire training equipment.

CWC is offering an Associate of Applied Sciences and a certificate in Fire Science Technology, or students can earn several local, state and nationally recognized certifications in conjunction with the Wyoming State Forestry Division and the Wyoming Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety.

The credentials earned through the CWC program will be recognized on both the state and national levels. The certification also enhances seasonal pay with the Bureau of Land Management and other federal fire fighting agencies.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science is designed to prepare the student with advanced knowledge and skills necessary for fire service employment or career advancement within paid or volunteer firefighter services. The general education requirements are designed to encourage students to develop critical and creative thinking, computation and communication skills, lifelong learning skills, and technical skills used in the firefighter services.

For the completion of the Fire Science AAS degree, a student will select a combination of course offerings listed under the wildland and/or structure firefighter program electives. These courses are designed to prepare the student for advanced placement in firefighter services. To be successful in the paid or volunteer firefighter services, a person must demonstrate the following professional attributes: dependable, detail-oriented, safety conscious, initiative, and adaptable/flexible. The ability to work in a team environment is critical as well as displaying tolerance for stress and concern for others.

Credential
The credential in Fire Science is designed to prepare the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level fire service employment or career advancement within paid or volunteer firefighter services. After coursework is completed in this credential, the student will be qualified to obtain the recognized fire certifications required for employment as an entry-level structure or wildland firefighter. To be successful in the paid or volunteer firefighter services, a person must demonstrate the following professional attributes: dependable, detail-oriented, safety conscious, initiative, and adaptable/flexible. The ability to work in a team environment is critical as well as displaying tolerance for stress and concern for others.
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