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Wildland Fire Management, A.A.S.

Requirements

Our degree provides our students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to assist them in obtaining a job in Wildland Firefighting, or if already employed, to give them the knowledge, skills, and abilities to advance in their careers.

Total Program Credits: 63

General Education Requirements: 16 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ESFO 1350 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3
or MAT 1010 Intermediate Algebra (4)  
or MAT 1000 Integrated Beginning and Intermediate Algebra (5)  
  Any approved Humanities, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language Distribution Course  3
  Any approved Behavioral Science, Social, or Political Science Distribution Course  3
  Any approved Biology or Physical Science Distribution Course 3
  Any approved Physical Education, Health, Safety or Environment Course (PES 1097 recommended) 1
Discipline Core Requirements: 6 Credits
  ESWF 1310 S131 Wildland Firefighter Type I  0.5
  ESWF 1330 Look Up Look Down Look Around 0.5
  ESWF 1400 Wildland Firefighting Fundamentals 4
  ESWF 2010 Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response 1
Elective Requirements: 41 Credits
  Choose 12 credits from the following course list. 12
  ESWF 1410 Wildland Firefighter Internship I (5)  
  ESWF 1420 Wildland Firefighter Internship II (5)  
  ESWF 2000 S200 Initial Attack Incident Commander Type IV (1)  
  ESWF 2110 S211 Portable Pumps and Water Use (1.5)  
  ESWF 2150 S215 Fire Operations in the Wildland Urban Interface (2)  
  ESWF 2212 S212 Chain Saw Use in W ildland Fire Operations (2)  
  ESWF 2231 S231 W ildland Fire Engine Boss (1)  
  ESWF 2236 S236 Heavy Equipment Boss (2)  
  ESWF 2244 S244 Field Observer (2)  
  ESWF 2261 S261 Applied Interagency Incident Business Management (1)  
  ESWF 2301 S230 Crew Boss Single Resource (2)  
  ESWF 2340 Firing Operations (2)  
  ESWF 2430 Wildland Firefighter Internship III (5)  
  ESWF 2600 S260 Interagency Incident Business Management (1)  
  ESWF 2700 S270 Basic Air Operations (1)  
  ESWF 2800 L280 Followership to Leadership (1)  
  ESWF 2900 S290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (2)  
  Choose Any ESWF , ESMG, ESEC, or ESFF courses 29

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 63 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  3. Completion of all core and elective courses with a C- grade or higher .
  4. Residency hours -- minimum of 20 credit hours earned through course attendance at UVU.
  5. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Communities 3
ESFO 1350 or MAT 1000, MAT 1010 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply or Intermediate Algebra or Integrated Beginning and Intermediate Algebra 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Any approved Humanities, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language Distribution Course 3
Social Behavioral Science Any approved Behavioral Science, Social or Political Science Distribution Course 3
ESWF 1400 Wildland Firefighting Fundamentals  4
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology or Physical Science Any approved Biology or Physical Science Distribution Course  3
ESWF 1310 S131 Wildland Firefighter Type 1 0.5
ESWF 1330 Look Up Look Down Look Around 0.5
ESWF 2010 Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response 1
PE/HLTH Any approved Physical Education, Health, Safety or Environment Course (PES 1097 recommended) 1
ES Elective Choose any ESWF, ESMG, ESEC, or ESFF courses 9
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ES Electives Any ESWF electives from the following: ESWF 1410, ESWF 1420, ESWF 2000, ESWF 2110, ESWF 2150, ESWF 2212, ESWF 2231, ESWF 2236, ESWF 2301, ESWF 2244, ESWF 2261, ESWF 2340, ESWF 2430, ESWF 2600, ESWF 2700, ESWF 2800, ESWF 2900 6
ES Elective Choose any ESWF, ESMG, ESEC, or ESFF courses 10
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ES Elective Choose any ESWF, ESMG, ESEC, or ESFF courses 10
ES Electives Any ESWF electives from the following: ESWF 1410, ESWF 1420, ESWF 2000, ESWF 2110, ESWF 2150, ESWF 2212, ESWF 2231, ESWF 2236, ESWF 2301, ESWF 2244, ESWF 2261, ESWF 2340, ESWF 2430, ESWF 2600, ESWF 2700, ESWF 2800, ESWF 2900 3
  Semester total: 16
  Degree total: 63

Department

Emergency Services

The Emergency Services department is in the College of Health and Public Services. To find the most up-to-date information from the Emergency Services department, visit their website.

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