Overview

Are you a full-time, seasonal, or volunteer firefighter who is looking to formalize your structural fire training and experience? At CWI, we can help you take the next step in your firefighting career by completing our two-year degree program in Fire Service Technology. This degree is appealing for active duty firefighters because you will be able to use your Emergency Services Training (EST) and National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) courses to satisfy the Associate of Applied Science degree requirements. We serve municipal and county fire departments and districts to meet the needs of departments to maintain and sustain necessary skills for fire suppression and emergency response. Courses represent Emergency Services Training (EST)— approved curriculum based on National Fire Protection Association Standards (NFPA) including firefighter safety and the effective use of specialized equipment and firefighting techniques.  

Mission

To help full-time, seasonal, or volunteer firefighters take the next step in their firefighting career by completing our two-year degree program in Fire Service Technology.

Why This Program

This degree is appealing for active-duty firefighters because you will be able to use your Emergency Services Training (EST) and National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) courses to satisfy the Associate of Applied Science degree requirements.

We serve municipal and county fire departments and districts to meet the needs of departments to maintain and sustain necessary skills for fire suppression and emergency response. Courses represent Emergency Services Training (EST)–approved curriculum based on National Fire Protection Association Standards (NFPA) including firefighter safety and the effective use of specialized equipment and firefighting techniques.

Requirements and Costs

Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Applied Science in Fire Service Technology

AAS

24

Delivery Formats:
Traditional

Important Dates for Credit Programs

  Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
Registration Open April 14 November 10 April 13
Financial Aid Priority Date July 14 December 1 May 11
Admission Deadline August 8 December 22 May 15
Tuition and Fees Due August 22 January 9 May 29
Last Day to Register August 22 January 9 May 29
Classes Begin August 25 January 12 June 1*
*Some classes begin before this date. See class schedule for more information.

Advising

Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. CWI One Stop Student Services offers advising assistance, available each semester, to help in deciding which courses you need to take to complete your educational goals. Visit Advising for more information or contact One Stop Student Services to schedule an appointment.

Financial Aid Available

Did you know that as a student in this program you may be eligible for financial aid? Through grants, scholarships, and loans, more than 60 percent of first-time, full-time CWI students receive some form of financial assistance. To learn more about financial aid options and whether you may be eligible, visit Financial Aid.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for a full-time CWI student averages half the cost of a state university and a third of the cost of a private college. Tuition and fees vary based on program and residence. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.

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