Fire Science Technology (AAS)

CMC Firefighting students drill in a live burn exercise.

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.

"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

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"The instructors provide an invaluable aspect to the courses through their own life experience in the field of Fire Science. To have knowledgeable mentors and instructors that are currently in the fire service is priceless.”

-Randall W. Brighton is a Firefighter EMT Basic with the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority