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Wildland Firefighting Operations

Award Type: Associate in Science

The graduate of the Associate in Science in Wildland Firefighting Operations will:

  • Demonstrate the skill set necessary for a successful career in Fire Service, Environmental Technology, and/or Emergency Medical Services.
  • Show knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations and codes pertaining to safety and efficiency in all risk emergencies and scenarios pertaining to fire, safety, and/or medical services.

Program Requirements

Prerequisites for all wildland firefighting courses are the following two National Wildfire Coordinating Group Incident Command System Courses.

Course Number Course Title Units
WFT 301 Introduction to Incident Command System I-100 0.5
WFT 302 Basic Incident Command System I-200 0.5

A major of 30 units is required for the associate of science degree.

Required core courses (15 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
WFT 101 Wildland Fire Behavior 3.0
WFT 102 Wildland Firefighter Safety and Survival 3.0
WFT 103 Wildland Fire Operations 3.0
WFT 104 Wildland Public Information Officer, Prevention, and Investigation 3.0
WFT 105 Wildland Fire Planning, Logistics, and Finance 3.0

Plus a minimum of 15 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
WFT 303 Intermediate Incident Command System I-300 1.5
WFT 304 Advanced Incident Command System I-400 1.0
WFT 305 Multi-Agency Coordination I-401 0.5
WFT 306 Incident Command System for Executives I-402 0.5
WFTO 310 Basic Fire Suppression Orientation S-110 0.5
WFTO 311 Firefighter Training S-130 2.0
WFTO 312 Advanced Firefighter Training S-131 0.5
WFTO 313 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior S-190 0.5
WFTO 314 Initial Attack Commander ICT S-200 1.5
WFTO 315 Supervisory Concepts and Techniques S-201 1.0
WFTO 316 Fire Operations in the Urban Interface S-205 2.0
WFTO 317 Portable Pumps and Water Use S-211 1.5
WFTO 318 Wildfire Powersaws S-212 1.5
WFTP 319 Driving for the Fire Service S-216 2.0
WFTO 320 Interagency Helicopter Training Guide S-217 2.5
WFTO 321 Crew Boss S-230 1.5
WFTO 322 Engine Boss S-321 0.5
WFTO 323 Dozer Boss S-232 1.0
WFTO 324 Tractor Plow Boss S-233 1.5
WFTO 325 Ignition Operations S-234 2.0
WFTO 326 Felling Boss S-235 1.5
WFTO 327 Staging Area Manager J-236 0.5
WFTO 328 Field Observer S-244 2.0
WFTO 329 Fire Business Management Principles S-260 1.0
WFTO 330 Basic Air Operations S-270 1.0
WFTO 331 Helispot Manager J-272 0.5
WFTO 332 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior S-290 2.0
WFTO 333 Incident Commander Multiple Resources S-300 1.5
WFTO 334 Leadership and Organizational Development S-301 1.5
WFTO 335 Task Force/Strike Team Leader S-330 1.5
WFTO 336 Fire Suppression Tactics S-336 2.0
WFTO 337 Division/Group Supervisor S-339 1.0
WFTO 338 Intermediate Aviation Operations S-370 2.0
WFTO 339 Helibase Manager S-371 2.0
WFTO 340 Helicopter Coordinator J-374 1.5
WFTO 341 Air Support Group Supervisor S-375 1.5
WFTO 342 Air Tanker Coordinator S-376 2.0
WFTO 343 Air Tactical Group Supervisor S-378 2.5
WFTO 344 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations S-390 2.0
WFTO 345 Incident Commander S-400 2.0
WFTO 346 Liaison Officer S-402 0.5
WFTO 347 Safety Officer S-404 2.0
WFTO 348 Standards for Survival PMS 416 0.5
WFTO 349 Hazmat Awareness Pms 418 0.5
WFTO 350 Command and General Staff S-420 2.0
WFTO 351 Look Up, Look Down, Look Around PMS 427 0.5
WFTO 352 Learn To BEHAVE Psm-428 1.0
WFTO 354 Operations Section Chief S-430 2.0
WFTO 355 Training Specialist S-445 1.0
WFTO 356 Air Operations Branch Director S-470 2.0
WFTO 357 Advanced Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations S-490 2.0
WFTO 358 Facilitative Instructor PMS 925 2.0
WFTO 360 Hazardous Materials First Responder Update 0.5
WFTO 362 Campbell Prediction System 1.0
WFTO 363 Followership to Leadership L-280 1.0
WFTO 364 Incident Leadership L-381 2.0

General Education Requirements

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