Why choose Fire Science at PPCC?
PPCC's Fire Science Technology, recognized as one of the best programs of its kind in the region, will train you to be a skilled firefighter, the cornerstone of our society’s first-responder force. It's a career that's high paying, in-demand and profoundly mobile. Further studies and training can lead to careers as arson investigators, fire inspectors, fire marshalls and (after earning a PPCC Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Emergency Service Administration), emergency management directors, first-line supervisors of other emergency personnel or occupational health and safety specialists.
Nationally-recognized Fire Science program
PPCC’s Fire Science Technology Program is recognized by the by the United States Fire Administration's (USFA) National Fire Academy as a member of the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) network.
What do PPCC Fire Science students study?
PPCC’s Fire Science program focuses on every aspect of working as a firefighter and will teach you about all aspects of the fire service. You will learn about topics such as:
- Firefighter Occupational Safety and Health
- Fire Prevention Practices
- Fire Protection Systems
- Hazardous Materials
- Fire Codes and Ordinances
- Fire Investigation
- Wildland Firefighting
- Fire Internships with Area Departments
Classes you might take
Earn college credit while you work
Current fire service professionals may be awarded program credit with certifications that meet Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute, local, state and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.Call to Schedule an Appointment
Firefighter 1 Academy
PPCC's firefighting academy (FST 100) prepares students to earn Firefighter 1 certification in the state of Colorado. Our instructors, all experienced firefighters, train future firefighters using modern equipment to fight real fires and prepare them for their careers in the fire service.
Program Learning Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.