Jan 28, 2023
Length: 24 credits
Estimated Cost: $4,064
- Resident Tuition: $3,180*
- Technology Fees: $312
- General Student Fees: $407
- Online Course Fee: (if applicable)
- Books / Course Materials: $75 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
- Program Specific Fees: $90
Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at https://www.lanecc.edu/costs-admission/tuition-fees-and-payments/credit-tuition
* Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).
**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning.
*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.
**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.
Program Learning Outcomes
This program prepares students for fire management positions with the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, private agencies, non-profit organizations, and local community groups. It emphasizes the use of fire as a management tool for restoration ecology as well as the role of fire in regional ecosystems. It integrates the study of forest ecological principles, fire science, fire policies, public communication, and management issues to prepare students for more advanced positions and further study in wildland fire management.
Students who complete this program will be able to:
PLO 1 - Explain current fire management issues and challenges using terminology and concepts related to wildland fire behavior, fire ecology, fire prevention, fire cessation and suppression, fire use, and fuels management
PLO 2 - Discuss the role of controlled burning/prescribed fire in maintaining and restoring fire-adapted ecosystems and habitats for fire-dependent species
PLO 3 - Participate in hands-on field exercises for planning, preparing, or implementing a prescribed fire
PLO 4 - Measure, inventory, and classify fuels using both quantitative and qualitative tools and methods
PLO 5 - Interpret and communicate spatial data using physical and digital mapping tools
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Program Core Courses
Program Core courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.
Program Core courses must be completed with a grade of Pass.
*FIRE 110 must be completed three (3) times for a total of 3 credits. Students who already have an Incident Qualification may complete FIRE 110 two (2) times.
**If you have an incident qualification card, you may qualify for Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) and will not need to take these classes as part of the Wildland Fire Management Certificate. Contact the Program Coordinator for help with CPL.
- This program follows Certificate of Completion Requirements unless otherwise specified.
- FIRE 120 and FIRE 130 will prepare students to successfully earn their NWCG card to gain the qualifications to work as a wildland firefighter. These exams are self-administered by students as part of their program.