Depending on the conditions, a wildland fire can sustain a forest ecosystem or destroy it. Protecting the future of America’s forests and rangelands will require trained professionals in wildland fire science who can control a raging wildfire, or apply fire as a tool for natural resource benefits.
KCC offers the training to do both.
Students have the option to pursue one-year certificates and pathway certificates, as well as a full associate’s degree with an emphasis in wildland fire science, which qualifies graduates to work as a wildland firefighter anywhere in the United States.
Want to go further?
Once you complete your associate’s degree from KCC you can transfer to a university to obtain additional degrees in fire science or fire ecology.