Certificate in Wildland Fire Sciences

General

Program Description

This program prepares you for entry-level employment in Wildland Fire Management. It provides entry-level fire suppression and management skills. The student develops efficiency and performance in safety, ethical decision-making, communications, aviation, business management, fire line tactics, water hydraulics, chainsaw operation, and recognition of environmental factors affecting start and spread of wildland fires. The certificate is targeted towards operational Incident Command positions. Completion of this certificate provides the student with the background needed to pursue an Associate Degree in Wildland Fire Science. GENERAL EDUCATION (8 cr) Area I. Communications (4 cr)

  • ENG 109N Basic Composition II (4)

Area II. Mathematics (4 cr)

  • MATH 102N Basic Algebra (4) OR
  • MATH 103N (4) or higher level math.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (21.75 cr)

  • ES 137 OSHA Hazmat First Responder (1.5)
  • WFS 130 Basic Wildland Fire Fighter Training (includes S-190, I-100 and L-180) (3)
  • WFS 260 Incident Business Management (1)
  • WFS 270 Basic Air Operations (1)
  • WFS 134 Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes & Escape Zones (1)
  • WFS 131 Advanced Fire Fighter Training (S-131) (.5)
  • WFS 280 Followership to Leadership (1.5)
  • WFS 215 Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface (3)
  • WFS 290 Fundamentals of Fire Behavior (2)
  • WFS 211 Portable Pumps and Water Use (2)
  • WFS 212 Chain Saws (3)
  • WFS 230 Crew Boss (2.25)

TOTAL CREDITS: 29.75

Last updated Nov 2017

About the School

NORTHERN New Mexico College is the #1 Most Affordable four-year college in New Mexico and in all of the southwestern United States (2015-16).

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