The Associate of Science degree in Wildland Firefighting provides students with the hands-on training needed to manage controlled burns, implement fuels planning, work with fire suppression tactics and more. All classes are designed to meet U.S. Forest Service requirements, as well as those of other government wildland fire management agencies -- specifically, state and federal wildland firefighting.
Successful students will exit the program with a number of National Wildfire Coordinating Group certifications.
All courses offered are taught in small classes by instructors holding a master's degree or higher. The Parks and Recreation Management (PRM) faculty are active in state and national professional organizations. The faculty are represented in state and national research efforts and have presented papers and published articles on various topics.