Fire Science Technology (AAS)

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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.

Currently, we have more applications to the Fire Science program than available spots for new students. A supplemental application is required to help identify the most qualified candidates.

To better achieve our common goals, CMC utilizes input from the local fire department to prioritize applications based on residency within the CMC district, personal skill sets, and likelihood of remaining in the local workforce following graduation. These admissions priorities may change from time-to-time based on continuing evaluation of the firefighting needs within the CMC district.

"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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