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Program Availability *

Wildland Firefighter

Locations Spring 2022 Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
Appleton

Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.

Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Key

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Accepting paper applications only
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Estimated Cost

Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies. Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.

$10,096.45*
Cost based on current tuition and fees
$783.00*
Additional materials and supplies
$976.60*
Textbooks

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Program Outcomes

  • Analyze the history of wildland fire and its effects on fire suppression in the United States today.
  • Articulate benefits of using prescribed fire to achieve specific management objectives including ecological effects.
  • Communicate effectively, in both oral and written format, with other employees, supervisors, government officials, interest groups and individual citizens.
  • Complete National Wildfire Coordinating Group certification training to attain qualifications toward Wildland Firefighter Type 1 with an advanced fire behavior understanding.
  • Demonstrate a level of fitness, personal health, professional appearance and behavior required to perform the duties of a wildland firefighter.
  • Demonstrate the ability to function in a highly structured organizational system while adapting to change in a dynamic wildland fire environment.
  • Manage/extinguish live wildland fire and prescribed burns as a member of a team with an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of each position.
  • Operate wildland fire and prescribed burn equipment safely and efficiently.

Admissions

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at www.fvtc.edu/Assessment.

Additional Information

Students enrolled in the Wildland Fire program must purchase and wear personal protective equipment that meets industry standards.

This program may require professional licensure or certification; FVTC has determined that this program meets professional licensure requirements in the state of Wisconsin; however, FVTC has not determined if this program meets professional licensure requirements for other states.
Earn the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group certifications as part of your program completion:
- Wildland Firefighter II certificate and qualification
- S-219 certificate
- S-212 certificate
- S-290 certificate


Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs.

Beyond The Classroom

Student Clubs

There are over 45 different clubs and organizations available for students. Many clubs are directly related to programs offered at FVTC, so you can develop professional connections while meeting other students.

Student Resources

We’re here to help you succeed. You’ll find a broad network of support at Fox Valley Tech. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help.

Employment Services

Employment Connections is here to help you with your employment needs. Our services begin when you enroll as an FVTC student and continue throughout your employment career.

One-on-One Help

Let us guide you through the admissions process from beginning to end.

Email: admissionsspecialist@fvtc.edu
Phone: 920-735-4740
Text: 920-294-1738