- Structure Firefighter- volunteer, combination, and career fire departments
- Crash Rescue Firefighter
- Wildland Firefighter
- Fire Prevention and Public Education
- Hazardous Materials Technician
- Emergency Response Teams - Oil & Gas Industries
DEGREE & CERTIFICATE OPTIONS
Students earn an Associate of Science degree in Fire Science upon successful completion of this program.
Upon completion of an Associate of Science degree in Fire Science at City College, students may transfer into the Outdoor Adventure Leadership- Fire Science track at Montana State University Billings and complete a Bachelor of Science degree.
FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES PERSONNEL ARE
- Honest with themselves, their team, and the public.
- Compassionate and kind in caring for those they serve.
- Mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy and balanced.
- Strong team players and they enjoy working as members of a crew.
- Hands-on doers who are comfortable and happy being outdoors.
- Stress tolerant and able to work in dangerous and changing situations.
- Willing to risk their lives, in a highly calculated manner, to save “savable” lives.
- Safe, standards-based, entry-level firefighting skills
- Principles of followership and leadership
- How to be a resilient Firefighter
- Incident command and fireground strategy and tactics
- Modern fire behavior, science, and application
- Principles of air management, crew resource management, and firefighter safety
- How to safely control, contain, and confine hazardous materials incidents
- National standards in wildland firefighting
- Why it’s important to develop proactive fire prevention and public education programs
- How firefighters learn and how to instruct firefighters
Job Outlook and Pay Info
Median Wage (MT)*
Median Wage (US)*
Average entry-level wage, COT grads (2006-2010)
Expected growth (MT)*
(projection through 2016)
Expected growth (US)*
(projection through 2012)
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau
City College at Montana State University Billings is International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Degree Assembly accredited. An IFSAC accredited program indicates that course offerings, institutional support, and qualified faculty are working together in completing their educational mission. Accreditation is granted only after a review by a panel consisting of representatives from other member institutions. For more information, please visit IFSAC.
PROGRAM COST AND COMPLETION INFORMATION