Wildland Firefighter

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in Wildland Firefighter trains students for beginning-level wildland firefighter and meets the standards for National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). Includes wildland fire behavior, fire control tactics, human factors on the fireline, standards for firefighter safety and survival, introduction to the incident command system, and a field exercise.

This is a Fast Track Certificate, which can be completed in two semesters or less.


Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Degree Type
Certificate of Competency (CCT)
Academic Plan
Wildland Firefighter (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total Clock Hours Required
Effective Term
Fall 2023
Admissions criteria

1. 17 1/2 years of age to enroll.


This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

What You'll Learn
  • Apply basic principles and procedures for wildland firefighting. (EMC110)
  • Describe the purpose of the Standard Firefighting Orders and Watch Out Situations. (EMC110)
  • Explain what the Lookouts, Communication, Escape Routes, and Safety Zone (LCES) system is and how it relates to the Standard Firefighting Orders. (EMC110)
  • Describe the various communication methods and tools used for collecting, producing, and distributing information. (EMC110)
  • Describe the methods for extinguishing a fire with or without the use of water. (EMC110)
  • Demonstrate the construction of a fireline to required standards using various methods, tools, equipment, and techniques. (EMC110)
Required courses
Course #Course TitleClock Hours
Clock Hours:50
EMC110Wildland Firefighter50

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