Train as a fire service professional while you earn an associate’s degree for transfer to a four-year college. This program meets discipline-specific certification requirements for the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).
The Fire Services Leadership and Management program is designed to respond to the high demand for trained fire service professionals. Successful students may use experience and knowledge gained through course study to advance to graduate programs in fire service, as well as to fulfill discipline-specific certification requirements for the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).
The associate's degree in Fire Services Leadership and Management is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution. The degree fulfills some of the undergraduate general education requirements of most four-year fire degree programs and is also recommended for students who have not yet decided upon the field they will enter or the four-year institution they will attend.
Students must have current or prior fire experience, a GED or high school diploma, and are advised take a skills assessment test through the testing center.
Most students can complete the degree requirements in eight quarters, or about two years.
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About the Program
The Fire Services Leadership and Management degree was developed as a collaborative program between Pierce College and Bates Technical College. It is a two-year associate degree (AAS). Courses are shared between the two colleges and are offered exclusively online. This is an online degree program so class is in session anytime and from anywhere.
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Apply to the Program
Because experience may count as credit towards this degree, all students should consult with the program coordinator before enrolling in the Fire Services Leadership and Management program. You will be asked to bring your certificates, licenses, military training records and/or discharge papers, and any college transcripts.