2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2022-2023 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 requirements for access to partner agencies/services, 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

Students and advisors should run a degree audit using Degree Works in ChargerNet each semester to confirm classes are applicable to the program of study.

For more information regarding graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, review Gainful Employment Disclosures under Consumer Information..

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

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