Umpqua Community College offers you two alternatives in the associate degree program in Fire Science.
- First, the degree prepares you to qualify for the specialized demands of a highly diversified and technological society, and thereby gain employment as a firefighter as a result of the training.
- Second, it provides the first two years of a four-year degree in Fire Science Administration at Western Oregon State or Eastern Oregon State.
For current program requirements, you are strongly urged to consult with the department or an adviser.
To obtain an AAS degree in Fire Science, 93 credits are required: 71 credits in Fire Science and 22 credits in General Education. Due to continually changing laws and regulations mandated by Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OR-OSHA), DPSST, and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), students may be required to add, modify, or delete courses and/or hours to the curriculum to meet current standards. See your advisor for current requirements. All courses require a grade of C or better.
Upon completion of the program, you will be ready to test or complete the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association Firefighter 1 standards and the requirements of Oregon’s Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, National Fire Protection Association 1001-5.1.1 - 6.5.4, NFPA 10 Annex “D”, NFPA 1021 2-1.
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- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Not have been convicted by any state or federal government of a crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal or state prison.
- Be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation.
- Be capable of passing a series of basic physical agility tests.
- Possess a valid Oregon driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
At UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes
Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Joel King - Contact
Fire Science Coordinator