Grade Level: 11, 12
Credits: 4.5 per year (1.5 per trimester)
Dates: Year-Long Program
Pre-Requisite: None - STEM-related classes recommended
Program Description: The Fire Science and Emergency Services program is designed to prepare students for a careers as a firefighter and other emergency services careers such as EMT, fire investigator, and building investigator. Students will learn academic requirements associated with being a firefighter. Students will use industry firefighting equirment such as hoses, turnout gear, SCBAs, and a working fire engine. Program fees apply.
Year 2 option available with instructor permission.
High School Credit Equivalencies: 1.5 - Fitness & Conditioning Activities; 3.0 - CTE
Course equivalencies may require sending district administrator or counselor approval. Please check with your school counselor for more information.
For specific school district equivalencies, see the Program Credit Equivalencies document located in the Enroll Now section.
College Credits (Subject to Change):
Students who successfully meet course competencies and earn a grade of C or better may be eligible for the following college credits:
Bates Technical College: up to 15 credits
Pierce College: up to 2 credits
Certifications: Incident Command Systems (multiple certifications); First Aid/CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens
Industry Partners: Central Pierce Fire Department
Careers in this field:
Firefighter - Fire Investigator - Paramedic (EMT) - Buidling Inspector - Police Officer - 911 Dispatcher