Fire Sciences

Protecting our community

Fire Sciences

Protecting our community

Fire Sciences

Protecting our community

Fall Orientation Dates

  • May 19 (Note Date Change)
  • June 16
  • Sept. 12

In order to attend orientation, students must apply for admissions to the college and indicate Fire as their degree.

Have you always wanted to work in fire protection, responding to emergencies and making a positive difference in people’s lives? Enroll in SVC’s exceptional Fire Protection Technology program today and prepare to take your place in this rewarding career field.

Program Catalog Information

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The training of students to become career firefighters is a key component of the Fire Protection Technology program. Subjects included in the program help to improve the firefighter’s use of knowledge, tools, and systems to improve their career opportunities and the lives of those who they serve

Degree Maps

Fire Protection Technology, AAS
Fire Service Administration, AAS-T

Program Courses

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Graduates of the Fire Protection program will be able to:

  • Possess the industry recognized skills required for entry-level employment as a firefighter, meeting the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for Firefighter 1.
  • Demonstrate and appropriately use fire service equipment and pro­cedures in conjunction with a variety of emergency response inci­dents; possess industry recognized apparatus operator competency and Washington Emergency Vehicle Accident Prevention skills.
  • Demonstrate basic fire and life safety inspection procedures and make appropriate recommendations to abate potential hazards.
  • Identify fire protection systems used in various occupancies in­cluding sprinkler systems, extinguishing agents, early warning devices, fire pumps, smoke and flame detection, and standpipes. Possess industry recognized hazardous materials first responder competencies to the level of First Responder Operations.
  • Demonstrate the principles of effective risk management during incident operations including managing emergency scene safety with multiple responding units regarding the resources of time, personnel, equipment, and jurisdictional authority.
  • Demonstrate the skills and abilities necessary to perform emergency medical services tasks; successful completion of standardized training for an emergency medical technician.
  • Understand the ethical responsibilities and consequences of work­ing in an emergency services-related environment.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, team­work, communication, intercultural appreciation, and technical and information literacy skills as they apply to the fire service.
  • Demonstrate employee traits considered strong in a professional work environment: dependability, appearance, positive attitude, thoroughness, timeliness, safety, and the human relations skills necessary for work in emergency services.


Skagit Valley College is excited to announce a scholarship opportunity for students interested in the Fire Protection Technology program. This scholarship is for incoming students Fall Quarter 2019 and includes full tuition, fees, books, uniforms, and certifications for the entire two-year degree program. Students will also be placed with a local Fire Department beginning in their second quarter to gain valuable experience in the field. Please see the attached application for more details. The application is due April 10, 2019. We will be awarding full scholarships. Applicants that pass the initial application screening will be required to do an interview with the Scholarship Selection Committee.

Download Application

How do I apply?

  1. Follow the steps to apply to Skagit Valley College:
  2. When applying for admission to Skagit Valley College, identify FIRE as your area of study.
  3. Fill out the 2017–2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at SVC’s code is: #003792
  4. Complete and submit the Skagit County Joint Agency Scholarship Application by April 10, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. to Lynnette Bennett Associate Dean of Workforce Education Nelson Hall, Room 206 Skagit Valley College 2405 East College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Selected applications will be chosen to interview with the Scholarship Selection Committee to determine final recipients.

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