The Fire Science program is no longer taken new enrollments. The program will end with the Spring-24 Quarter.

Students currently enrolled can refer to the for remaining coursework requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Fire Science.

Fire Science

Fire Science provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to function as an entry-level firefighter. EMT training is included as an essential component of the curriculum. Fire Science courses are taught through a combination of lecture and cooperative training. Many students volunteer with local fire departments to gain more hands-on practice of their skills. WWCC works closely with local fire departments and the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system in order to offer a quality program; curriculum is reviewed by an advisory board composed of these local and regional industry members.

Career Opportunities

    • Firefighters
    • Fire Inspectors
    • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)
    • Forest Service Firefighters
    • Forest Service Fire Inspectors
    • Forest Service Fire Prevention Specialists


Angelica Can

(509) 527-4589

Program Outcomes

  • Support Fire Service Agencies in providing quality service to their communities through training and education.
  • Ensure that all Walla Walla Community College Fire Science education courses reflect current industry standards.
  • Promote a culture of health, safety, and welfare for all Fire Service personnel and the public they serve. Ensure "everyone goes home" as our overriding philosophy of fire training and education.
  • Promote collaboration and sharing of training resources between agencies on a local and regional basis to more efficiently deliver fire training and education.
  • Design curriculum which promotes articulation between degree levels and educational institutions.