This Fire Command and Administration degree was developed as a collaborative program between Pierce College and Bates Technical College. The Fire Command and Administration degree is a two-year Associate Degree (AAS). Courses are shared between the two colleges and will be offered exclusively online.
The Fire Command and Administration associate degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution after completing the first two years in this program. The degree enables students to fulfill 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.
This program is designed to respond to the high-demand for trained fire service professionals. Successful students may utilize 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).
Because experience may count as credit towards this degree, it is necessary that all students consult with the program coordinator before enrolling in the Fire Command and Administration program. You will be asked to bring your certificates, licenses, military training records and/or discharge papers, and any college transcripts. You will then be advised as to next steps based on your particular needs and situation.
Students must have CURRENT OR PRIOR FIRE SERVICE EXPERIENCE, have a GED or high school diploma, and are advised to take a skills assessment test through the Pierce College testing center.
Most students can complete the degree requirements in eight quarters or about two years.
The associate's degree in Fire Command and Administration 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.
This is an online degree program so class is in session anytime and from anywhere.