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Wildland Firefighter

Share 10-058-1 Associate Degree (AAS) 69 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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Your interest in the outdoors and intense physical activity could lead to a rewarding career protecting life, property and natural resources from wildfires. Gain the skills you need to use planned, controlled fire as a tool in wildlife management, forestry or endangered species management. You’ll learn about the ignition and suppression of wildland and prescribed fire, along with the safe operation of equipment. You’ll also get plenty of hands-on experience in live fire situations. Your training will cover wilderness survival, ecosystem management, hazardous materials and GPS use as well. You’ll be part of an elite and uniquely qualified group of wildland firefighters.


Career Opportunities


  • Endangered Species Technician
  • Engine Crew Member
  • Forestry Technician
  • Hand Crew Member
  • Prescribed Fire Technician
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • Wildland Technician

Estimated Program Cost


Wildland Firefighter

This program will cost about $10,024.55* based on current tuition and fees.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change, and may not include costs for books, additional materials or supplies.

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Wildland Firefighter

Term Availability
Fall 2014
Spring 2015
Summer 2015
Fall 2015

Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses.

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Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program; learn more at www.fvtc.edu/assessment.

Credit Transfer Options

They're your credits. Take them with you!

Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Demonstrate a level of fitness, personal health, professional appearance and behavior required to perform the duties of a wildland firefighter.
  • Demonstrate the ability to function in a highly structured organizational system while adapting to change in a dynamic wildland fire environment.
  • Communicate effectively, in both oral and written format, with other employees, supervisors, government officials, interest groups and individual citizens.
  • Operate wildland fire and prescribed burn equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Complete National Wildfire Coordinating Group certification training to attain qualifications toward Wildland Firefighter Type 1 with an advanced fire behavior understanding.
  • Manage/extinguish live wildland fire and prescribed burns as a member of a team with an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of each position.
  • Analyze the history of wildland fire and its effects on fire suppression in the United States today.
  • Articulate benefits of using prescribed fire to achieve specific management objectives including ecological effects.
Additional Information
Earn the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group certifications as part of your program completion:
Wildland Firefighter II certificate and qualification
Ignition Specialist certificate
Basic Air Ops certificate
S-212 certificate
S-390 certificate
Undecided?

Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.



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