PCC Facebook PCC Instagram PCC Twitter PCC YouTube
  • Fire Science Technology
  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Spring & Fall (Wildland - Spring)

    Award AAS

    Average Class Size: 12-20

    Program Length 4 Semesters

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Both

    Course Availability: Day, Evening, Weekend, Online, Hybrid

    Program Location: Pueblo, Fremont, Online

    Download Program Guide

  • Already a Firefighter? Consider our online courses to an AAS degree. Your experience counts! Learn more.

    Career Information

    People who do well in the Fire Service typically include those who prefer to work with their hands rather than from behind a desk; those who enjoy solving challenging situations; those who enjoy team projects and camaraderie; adrenaline junkies; and those who feel well rewarded simply by helping others.

    What Will I Learn 
    The PCC Fire Science Technology program offers courses for both those who are interested in beginning a career in fire fighting and for those who are already firefighters wanting to further their career. We offer two programs - one in structural fire fighting and one in Wildland fire fighting.

    Certificate Options - Structural Fire Fighting

    • Basic Fire Science 
    • Basic Firefighter - Structural (Fire Academy)
    • Firefighter I 
    • Fire Officer I  
    • Fire Prevention and Public Education 
    • Fire Investigator I 
    • Vehicle Extrication

    Certificate Options - Wildland Fire Fighting
    • Wildland Firefighter
    • Basic Wildland Firefighter"Red Card"

    Our Experienced Faculty
    Each of our instructional staff have at least 10 years of experience in the fire service, and have specialized real-world expertise in the topics they instruct.

    THC (marijuana) is part of the required 10-panel drug screen prior to admittance into any Health Professions or Public Safety program at PCC. The passage of Amendment 64 in the State of Colorado, does not overrule Federal law, which states this is still an illegal substance. Students testing positive for THC (marijuana, including prescription marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.