Coconino Community College’s Fire Science Program provides training to individuals interested in pursuing a career in either structural or wildland firefighting.
We offer a certificate in Wildfire Suppression to prepare students for entry-level wildland fire fighting. We offer an Intermediate, Advanced Fire Science Certificate and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Fire Science to prepare students for entry-level structural firefighting.Our Intermediate/Advanced Fire Science Certificates and AAS Fire Science Degree are based on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and recognized by Fire and Emergency Services Higher Learning Education (FESHE). To learn more about FESHE visit the U.S. Fire Administration website.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for classes?
To begin registering for classes, all students are encouraged to reach out to advising (whether that be through our advising department or through the department faculty contact). Once you are ready to begin, you can follow the steps listed on the Registration & Enrollment Services "Apply Now" website.
How much does classes cost?
Our tuition varies based on whether or not a student in an in-county (meaning lives in Coconino County), in-state resident (meaning lives in Arizona) and what course the student wants to take. All of these tuition rates can be seen on the Registration & Enrollment Services "Tuition Pricing" page.
Are there programs that can help with the cost of tuition, books, testing, etc?
Yes. Students may apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). They may also apply for various types of scholarships through CCC or other entities.
What classes do you offer and what are the pre-requisites?
Our fire science program offers a variety of courses that can be completed to finish a degree or certificate. Additionally these courses could be used to learn new skills or complete recertification. These course descriptions and the associated pre-requisites can be viewed on the Loading... by searching for "FSC" pre-fix.
Where is the pre-course paperwork packet for FSC 180 Fire Fighter I and II?
The pre-course paperwork packet and be downloaded for completion by accessing the Pre-Class Information and Check-Off Sheet.
Is there a recommended order to take classes?
Yes, there is a recommended order to complete the courses. This pathway has been designed to assist students to complete their academic and career goals in a timely manner. This information can be viewed on the particular degree or certificate page under "Semester Sequences." Select a degree or certificate below to find this information:
Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply, Fire Apparatus Driver Operator
Wildland Fire Observation and Origin Scene Protection, Portable Pumps and Water Use, Basic Air Operations.
Principles of Emergency Services, Fire Behavior and Combustion, Fire Prevention, Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations, Principles of Emergency Services Safety and Survival, Fire Protection Systems, Building Construction for Fire Protection
Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply, Fire Apparatus Driver Operator.
Firefighter I and II, Principles of Fire and Emergency Service Administration
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