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Wildland Firefighting Prevention, Investigation, Prescribed Burning

Award Type: Associate in Science

The graduate of the Associate in Science in Wildland Firefighting Prevention, Investigation, Prescribed Burning 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 in 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
WFTP 310 Prescribed Fire for Burn Bosses RX-300 2.0
WFTP 311 Introduction to Wildfire Prevention P-101 0.5
WFTP 312 Inspecting Fire Prone Property P-110 0.5
WFTP 313 California Basic Fire Prevention P-140 2.0
WFTP 314 Wildfire Origin and Cause Determination P-151 1.5
WFTP 315 Introduction to Public Information Officer S-203 2.0
WFTP 317 Intermediate Fire Prevention P-240 2.0
WFTP 320 Wildland Fire Prevention Planning P-301 2.0
WFTP 321 Wildland Fire Prevention Marketing P-303 2.0
WFTP 322 Advanced Fire Prevention P-340 2.0
WFTP 323 Introduction to Fire Effects RX-340 2.0
WFTP 324 Information Officer S-403 2.0
WFTP 326 Smoke Management Techniques RX-450 2.0

or the following WFTO courses

Course Number Course Title Units
WFTO 310 Basic Fire Suppression Orientation S-110 0.5
WFTO 313 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior S-190 0.5
WFTO 315 Supervisory Concepts and Techniques S-201 1.0
WFTO 316 Fire Operations in the Urban Interface S-205 2.0
WFTO 325 Ignition Operations S-234 2.0
WFTO 329 Fire Business Management Principles S-260 1.0
WFTO 332 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior S-290 2.0
WFTO 334 Leadership and Organizational Development S-301 1.5
WFTO 344 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations S-390 2.0
WFTO 355 Training Specialist S-445 1.0
WFTO 358 Facilitative Instructor PMS 925 2.0
WFTO 362 Campbell Prediction System 1.0

General Education Requirements

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