Wildland Fire Management AAS

Associates of Applied Science - Overview


The Wildland Fire Science program provides education and training that can lead to seasonal employment in wildland firefighting or to the first step to a career in fire management, 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 emergencies.

Clackamas Community College is a certified training site recognized by the Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordinating Group (PNWCG), the Oregon Department of Forestry, and federal fire management agencies. 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.


Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • evaluate hazards in the wilderness, forest and fire environments;

  • design a plan appropriate to the fire or incident situation;

  • execute the plan based on the appropriate strategy, tactics and incident objectives;

  • effectively communicate with pertinent individuals to accomplish the mission and/or incident objectives;

  • successfully lead, supervise and direct incident personnel at the appropriate level of organization.


Wildland fire fighter, Hot Shots, firefighting managers or supervisors, prevention workers, forest fire inspectors, forest worker.

Credits required for degree 90-93

Wildland Fire Management AAS Degree Course Sequence - 1st Year


FRP‐101 Basic Forest Management 3

FRP‐102 Basic Forest Management Lab 1

FRP‐130 Introduction to Wildland Firefighting (S‐130/S‐190/L‐180) 2

FRP‐243 Wilderness I: Psychology of Survival 3

GIS-101 Principles of Geospatial Technology 2

WR‐101 Communication Skills: Occupational Writing

or WR‐121 English Composition 3‐4

__ __ Wildland Fire Management program electives 1


FRP‐211 Portable Pumps and Water Use (S‐211) 2

FRP‐244 Wilderness II: Basic Land Navigation (S‐244) 3

FRP-245 Wilderness III: Weather of the Northwest 2

FRP‐246 Wilderness IV: Backcountry CPR/First Aid/AED 2

MTH‐050 Technical Mathematics I

or MTH‐065 Algebra II 4

--- Wildland Fire Management program electives 2-3


BI-103 General Biology; Plants & the Ecosystem 4

BI-103L General Biology; Plants & The Ecosystem Lab 0

FRP‐110 Basic Wildland Fire Investigation (FI‐110) 1

FRP‐131 Advanced Firefighter Training (S‐131/S‐133) 1

FRP-205 Forest Management Assessments and Inventories 3

FRP‐249 Followership to Leadership (L‐280) 2

FRP‐250 Wilderness VI: Basic Tool Use and Care 1

FRP‐270 Basic Air Operations (S‐270) 1

---Human Relations requirements (see page 82) 3‐4

Wildland Fire Management AAS Degree Course Sequence - 2nd Year


FRP‐200 Basic Incident Command System (I-100, I-200,

IS-700, IS-800) 4

FRP‐275 Wildland Fire Management 1 4

GIS‐201 Geographic Information Systems 3

---Wildland Fire Management program electives 4


FRP‐215 Fire Operations in the Urban Interface (S‐215) 2

FRP‐220 Initial Attack Incident Commander (S‐200) 1

FRP‐265 Wildland Fire Prevention Education 1 (P‐101) 3

FRP‐290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S‐290) 3

--GIS Electives 3

---Wildland Fire Management Program Electives 3


FRP‐212 Wildfire Power Saws (S‐212) 2

FRP‐230 Crew Boss (Single Resource) (S‐230) 2

FRP‐231 Engine Boss (Single Resource) (S‐231) 1

--GIS Electives 2-3

---Wildland Fire Management Program Electives 7

Credits required for degree 90-93


Any EMT, FRP, GEO, GIS, or UAS course not included in the Wildland Fire Management program.