This online degree program is designed to respond to the highdemand for trained fire service professionals. Students will gain the experience and knowledge needed to advance to four-year programs in fire service, while fulfilling the 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 be CURRENTLY WORKING in FIRE SERVICE , 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.
Program Coordinator, HSEM & FCA