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Forestry Technician Firefighting Emphasis (CA)

Reedley College
Program overview
2 semesters
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Start dates
Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Program description

Forestry Technician Firefighting Emphasis (CA)

To provide students with the knowledge, training, and practical experience to pursue a career in Wildland Fire Management which includes the fields of fuels management and fire suppression. Students are exposed to principles and philosophies of wildfire ecology, hazard fuels reduction and how they directly relate to fire suppression management. In addition, students will learn tactics and skills needed for safe operations on wildfires as well as prescribed fires.

Admission requirements

International Students

  1. File a completed application with the Admissions Office.
  2. Submit one transcript in English translation of all work completed in high school and college along with the results of any general matriculation or school leaving examinations.
  3. Submit an affidavit of financial support.
  4. Submit evidence of a negative tuberculin skin test taken in the U.S. not more than six months prior to entering college.
  5. Show proof of medical insurance or purchase insurance offered through the college.
  6. Submit a total score of 500 or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please write to the following address to make arrangements to take the test: Test of English as a Foreign Language Educational Testing Service Princeton, NJ, USA 08540

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Wildland Fire Technology
  • Natural Resources Career Preparation
  • Fire Ecology
  • Forestry Field Studies

Semester 2

  • Advanced Wildland Fire Technology
  • Fuels Management
  • Introduction to Chainsaw Management
  • Field Studies

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for out-of-state & international students: $3,480.00 per semester


Degrees/certificates: Certificate of Achievement in Forestry Technician Firefighting Emphasis

Career opportunities

Careers include: Forest Fire Prevention/Management, Firefighters

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About this institute

Reedley College

Reedley College offers an AS degree or Certificates with an opportunity to transfer to 4 year Universities. Our most notable degrees are: Business Administration, Dental Assisting, Certified Nursing Assistant, Forestry & Wildfire Resources, Mechanized Agriculture, Aviation Maintenance, Animal Science, Mechanized...

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Contact info

Reedley College

995 N. Reed Ave
93654 Reedley California
United States of America

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