2019-2020 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 20, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Fire Science Technical Certificate

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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

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