• Fire Science (Wildland)


    The Fire Science (Wildland) program provides training that can lead to seasonal employment in wildland firefighting or to the first step to a career in the forest industry or park service. There are many career tracks in the field of wildland firefighting and forestry. It’s exciting work that requires fundamental survival, safety and firefighting training and skills. It is also important to be physically fit, work well in a team environment, and respond quickly and efficiently to instruction/commands.

    Clackamas Community College is a certified training site recognized by the Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordinating Group (PNWCG), the Oregon Department of Forestry, and National Forest Service. Program instructors are National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) certified and offer 15-30 years of wildland firefighting experience. Many of the courses carry NWCG certification as well as college credit.

    Program Outcomes

    The Fire Science (Wildland) Certificate program outcomes should include a basic knowledge of fire behavior, survival and wildland firefighting skills for entry-level wildland firefighting positions, such as Firefighter 2.


    The certificate can lead to careers as a wildland firefighter, forest and conservation technician, forest fire inspector or investigator, forest fire prevention specialist, independent firefighting contractor or employment in the timber industry.

    For information contact Joe Crawford, 503-594-3620 or jcrawford@clackamas.edu; Tom Laugle, 503-594-3066 or toml@clackamas.edu or visit http://depts.clackamas.edu/firescience/  

    Fire Science (Wildland)

    • Complete the following requirements.

    • FRP-101 Basic Forest Management 
      FRP-102 Basic Forest Management Lab 
      FRP-130 Introduction to Wildland Firefighting (S-130/S-190) 
      HD-120 College Success 
      • TAKE 2 CREDITS OF FRP-243.
      FRP-243 Survivor I: Maps, Compass, GPS 
      • TAKE WR-121 OR WR-101.
      WR-121 English Composition 
      WR-101 Communication Skills: Occupational Writing 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • ESH-100 Environmental Regulations 
      FRP-211 Portable Pumps & Water Use (S-211) 
      FRP-216 Driving for the Fire Service (S-216) 
      FRP-246 Survivor IV: Wilderness First Aid 
      • TAKE 2 CREDITS FRP-244.
      FRP-244 Survivor II: Wilderness 
      • Take MTH-050 or MTH-065.
      MTH-050 Technical Mathematics I 
      MTH-065 Algebra II 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • FRP-110 Basic Wildland Fire Investigation (FI-110) 
      FRP-270 Basic Air Operations (S-270) 
      FRP-201 Advanced Forest Management 
      • TAKE 6 CREDITS OF FRP-180.
      FRP-180 Wildland Fire/CWE 
      • TAKE 2 CREDITS OF FRP-212.
      FRP-212 Wildfire Power Saws (S-212) 
      • TAKE 2 CREDITS OF FRP-245.
      FRP-245 Survivor Iii: Weather of the NW 

    Fire Science Wildland Program Electives

    • Complete 2 credits of Fire Science Program Electives.

      • Take 2 credits of Fire Science Wildland Program Electives.
      BI-103 General Biology; Plants & the Ecosystem
      EMT-101 EMT Basic Part I 
      EMT-102 EMT Basic Part II 
      EMT-107 EMT Rescue 
      FRP-131 Advanced Firefighter Training (S-131) 
      FRP-205 Forest Management Assessments & Inventories 
      FRP-217 Interagency Helicopter Training (S-271)
      FRP-232 Dozer Boss (Single Resource) (S-232) 
      FRP-236 Tactical Decision Making in Wildland Fire (S-336) 
      FRP-239 Division/Group Supervisor (S-339) 
      FRP-247 Survivor V: Dangerous Animals 
      FRP-248 Survivor VI: Introduction Search and Rescue 
      FRP-259 Task Force/Strike Team Leader (S-330) 
      FRP-260 Interagency Incident Management (S-260) 
      FRP-294 Intermediate Incident Command System (I-300) 
      FRP-295 Advanced Incident Command System(I-400) 
      FRP-296 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations (S-390) 
      GIS-201 Introduction to Geographic Information System 
      GIS-232 Data Collection & Application 
      GIS-281 ArcGIS I 
      GIS-282 ArcGIS II 

    Human Relations Requirement

    • Complete the following requirement.

      ANT-102 Archaeology & Prehistory 
      ANT-103 Cultural Anthropology 
      BA-285 Human Relations in Business 
      ED-258 Multicultural Education 
      HST-101 History of Western Civilization 
      HST-102 History of Western Civilization 
      HST-103 History of Western Civilization 
      HST-201 History of the United States 
      HST-202 History of the United States 
      HST-203 History of the United States 
      PS-203 U.S. Government: State & Local Institutions 
      PS-205 International Relations 
      PSY-101 Human Relations 
      PSY-110 Psychology: An Overview 
      PSY-200 Psychology As A Natural Science 
      PSY-205 Psychology As a Social Science 
      PSY-214 Introduction to Personality 
      PSY-215 Introduction to Developmental Psychology 
      PSY-219 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 
      PSY-221 Introduction to Counseling 
      PSY-231 Introduction to Human Sexuality 
      PSY-240 Interpersonal Awareness & Growth 
      SOC-204 Introduction to Sociology 
      SOC-205 Social Stratification & Social Systems 
      SOC-206 Institutions & Social Change 
      SOC-225 Social Problems 
      COMM-100 Basic Speech Communication 
      COMM-105 Listening 
      COMM-112 Persuasive Speaking 
      COMM-126 Communication Between the Sexes 
      COMM-140 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 
      COMM-218 Interpersonal Communication 
      COMM-227 Nonverbal Communication 
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