Welcome. This unique 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).