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Career Area: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-058-1
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
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Wildland Firefighter Programs

If protecting life, property and natural resources from wildfires sounds like a rewarding career; or if using planned, controlled fire as a natural management tool to restore rare prairie plant communities that many animals, including endangered species, depend on sounds interesting, consider pursuing an associate degree in Wildland Firefighter. Your interest in the outdoors and intense physical activity could lead to a successful career as a forestry technician, wildlife technician or endangered resource technician. The Wildland Firefighter degree can help you achieve your goals while working beside agency professionals suppressing wildfires and conducting prescribed burns. This program is designed to equip you with a broad-based wildland fire curriculum. With a solid foundation of general education classes, you will participate in safe and efficient equipment operation training, national wildland fire certification training, live fire experience qualification, wildland fire history and theory, and more.

Wildland Firefighter Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
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