Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.
Learn the skills you’ll need to get a job in the field of wildland firefighting at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN. After you complete this certificate you can get a job with Natural Resource Agencies as well as with private companies. You’ll need to do a background check before you get a job and a physical test each year. This certificate gives you the desired “Skills, Incident Command and Logistics” courses to prepare you for employment as a wildland firefighter. All courses meet the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) standards.View Catalog or Request Info
Skills & Knowledge
- Mitigate hazardous materials releases and emergencies
- Pumps and water distribution systems
- Suppression techniques
- Fire department operations, station life, and working conditions
- fire weather and fire behavior
Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree. Starting Fall 2018, LSC will charge the same rates regardless of a student’s state of residence. Non-Minnesota residents will pay the same tuition rates as Minnesota residents.
The wildland firefighter degree may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.
Potential Career Opportunities
- Wildland firefighter
- Fire ranger
- Forest fire lookout
- Wildfire prevention specialist
- Fire control officer