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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Science, AAS

Location(s): Walla Walla, Online (partial)

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***The Fire Science program is not accepting new students for 2023-2024.  Program open to second year students, only.


This technical degree provides the student the fundamental knowledge and skills required to function in a fire service setting as an entry-level firefighter. Experienced applicants may be allowed to enter into the second year. See Allied Health for prior degree sequence.

The Fire Science program is no longer taking new enrollments. The program will end with the Spring-24 Quarter.

Degree Outcomes:

  • Perform duties and responsibilities of a pump operator.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of personal protective equipment, search and rescue techniques, health and safety, fire behavior, incident command systems, ladders and ventilation, and hazardous materials.
  • Predict the behavior and potential harm of material components of a fire.
  • Prepare to take the test for Level I firefighter conducted by the State Fire Protection Bureau.
  • Describe and use a systematic approach to the examination of a fire scene.
  • Understand sprinkler system operation, maintenance, and inspection.
  • Describe strategic and tactical considerations associated with building construction types, materials, and components.
  • Apply basic firefighting skills to a wild land/urban interface environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver a public safety education lesson to a target audience using a prepared lesson plan and the four step method of instruction.

Transferability: The AAS Degree is designed for students planning to enter their chosen career upon graduation. Often only selected credits are considered transferable to public or private baccalaureate institutions.

Year One

Year Two

Grand Total: 91

PLAN CODE: FIGFSAPT (Previously EPC: 828)
*May be satisfied by industry credential/certification
REQUIRED: FYE (3 credits) required to be taken as well.
The following courses meet the related instruction requirements of this certificate/degree (one course per category required):
(W) - AENG 100 , ENGL& 101 

(M) - AMATH 105 , MATH& 107 
(O) - ACOM 102 , CMST& 220 
(R) - PSYC& 100 

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