Fire Science Technology Program at CMC

Begin your path to becoming a fire fighter with our comprehensive, two-year AAS program

The Fire Science Technology program at Colorado Mountain College offers the latest in fire technology as well as extensive opportunities for hands-on experience with the tools of the firefighting trade. The Fire Science program is designed to prepare students for the fire service, either as a volunteer or career fire fighter.

You will learn the fundamentals of fire science, organization, fire service occupational health and safety and health, investigations, codes and fire detection. The two-year AAS program provides comprehensive technical training in firefighting techniques, prevention and inspection, for your job or career.

Graduates of the program will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Science Technology.

Fire Science Optional Certificates

The CMC Fire Science Technology Program offer the following certificates, as well as, the AAS degree.


Fire Prevention Code Enforcement

Emphasis on fire protection systems, construction and regulatory oversight.


Fire Investigation

Learn fire behavior, investigations, criminal and fire service law and more.


Fire Department Company Officer Certificate

Aspire to become an officer with supervision and leadership skills.


Fire Science: Driver Operator

Learn to operate and maintain fire apparatus including pumpers, aerials and more.

"Colorado Mountain College provided me with the opportunity, skills, and knowledge to further engage in a firefighting career field that has taken me from small volunteer fire departments to a large, metropolitan agency and back again. I have witnessed, both here and abroad, a transformation of public safety from a primarily vocational job to an education-focused profession.”

-Chief Gary Green of the Red, White, and Blue Fire Department in Breckenridge, Colorado