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Welcome to Fire Science

The Fire Science Technology Program at the Community College of Aurora is your first step to becoming a Firefighter. Firefighters respond to all types of emergencies and provide fire protection to their community. Firefighters fill a crucial role in the public safety system. When you complete one of the challenging programs at the Community College of Aurora, you are prepared and ready to take on this valuable role.

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Fire Science Courses

FST 100 Firefighter I
FST 102 Introduction to Fire Science and Suppression 
FST 105 Building Construction for Fire Protection
FST 106 Fire Inspection Practices 
FST 107 Hazardous Materials Operations (Level I) 
FST 109 Occupational Safety and Health for Fire
FST 110 Job Placement and Assessment
FST 133 Trench Rescue
FST 134 Confined Space and Rescue
FST 205 Fire Investigations I
FST 209 Fire Protection Systems
FST 275 Introduction to Technical Rescue

Fire Science Contact Info

Mark Stephenson
Fire Science Technology Coordinator
Mark.Stephenson@ccaurora.edu
303-340-7222

Cindy Smith
Program Assistant
Cindy.Smith@ccaurora.edu
303-340-7070 

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Fire Science
Phone: 303-340-7070
Email: Cindy.Smith@ccaurora.edu

News & Events

  • College to launch PCT program

    Community College of Aurora has been selected as one of 17 colleges nationally from 90 applicants to participate in the Job Ready, Willing and Able project funded by the Walmart Foundation through the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). 

  • Auditions Sept. 2-4

    Community College of Aurora’s featured fall stage production will be Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird,” adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel.

    Play dates will be Nov. 6-8 and 13-15 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 7 and 14 at 11 a.m., and Nov. 8 and 15 at 1 p.m. All shows will be held at the Larry D. Carter Theater on the CentreTech campus.

  • Simulation space debuts

    Trial was in session in early May at the newly opened courtroom inside the Center for Simulation, with CCA employees taking the stand, wedged inside the jury box, and an adjunct faculty member presiding as judge.

  • Aimed at STEM students

    Community College of Aurora has been awarded a $15,000 grant from Xcel Energy for a pilot project aimed at increasing the number of minority, low-income students prepared to earn degrees and certificates in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

  • All ages, levels welcome

    The Colorado Film School periodically holds open auditions, and coming up, there will be two different sessions (Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m./Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.) for actors of all levels and ages to put their talents on display.

  • Concurrent enrollment segment reairing

    CNN featured CCA on its July 13 broadcast of "Fareed Zakaria GPS."

  • CCCS cites academic rigor

    CCA's Translation and Interpretation certificate program has been cited for excellence by the Colorado Community College System not only for its work within the classroom, but also for its students' successful transition into the marketplace.

    Marketing efforts, word-of-mouth, and a revised scheduling blueprint has helped grow the program over the last year.

  • Will instruct teachers in Chile

    Ruby Eichenour, a sixth-year adjunct in Community College of Aurora’s ESL program, has been awarded a Fulbright Global Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) award. She is expected to begin her three-month teaching expedition in Chile sometime in the spring of 2015.

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  • Goal: raise level of filmmaking

    Two dozen esteemed filmmakers from the world’s third-largest producer of content were embedded in an intensive four-week course at the Colorado Film School this spring. Their overarching mission: to raise professional standards for future features in Nigeria – and potentially allow their homeland to compete for international awards.

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