2019-2020 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 05, 2022  
2019-2020 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Fire Science Technical Certificate

The Fire Science Certificate at Columbia State is designed to prepare current and future firefighters for careers and advancement in the firefighting profession.  Coursework will be delivered in a blend of on-ground, hybrid, and online formats.  The program is designed for those who have little or no experience with the fire service industry in preparation for entry-level positions.  The certificate may also allow experienced firefighters to expand learning with credit for knowledge and skills gained through training and certifications.

Required Courses - Total Credit Hours: 30

Students must complete an application for admission to the College, satisfy the rotation requirements and attend any required information/registration sessions before they can register for FIRE courses. 


Requirements for Graduation include:

  1. Total certificate hours must be 30
  2. earn 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State
  3. earn a GPA of at least 2.0 in program courses
  4. earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Program began Fall 2019; therefore Gainful Employment information is not available at this time.

For more information contact:
Health Sciences Division office at healthsciences@columbiastate.edu
931.540.2599 or 931.540.2600
Detailed information is also available via www.columbiastate.edu/FireScience