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Catalog 2022-2023 
Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Suppression, AAS

Location(s): Chemeketa Brooks

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In addition to tuition, estimated costs for students who complete the courses listed below are Books, $2,950; Lab fees, $1,940; Universal fee, $2,849; Differential Fee, $770; Equipment and Supplies, $1,500; and Immunizations, $1,100. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 503.399.5018 to find out if you qualify for help with these costs.

Most firefighters work for public fire departments. Chemeketa’s program includes a variety of courses in writing, mathematics, and speech as well as technical fire protection courses. Each term, students take a Fire Incident Related Experience course, which focuses on developing required skills, attitudes, and work habits. On-campus fire suppression students work a 24-hour duty shift each week and respond to actual emergency incidents under the supervision of fire department officers.

The Fire Suppression degree program can be coordinated with the Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic program so that both degrees can be earned in between nine and 11 terms. Dual-degree students are provided with an individualized sequence of courses that may vary depending on the term in which classes are begun. For information, call 503.584.7428.

This program has special admission requirements and enrollment limits. Applications are accepted every nine months. The program operates year-round, including summer term.

You may earn an associate of applied science degree by successfully completing the required 100 credit hours with a grade of “C” or better in all courses.


+Meets related instruction requirement, see Degree and Certificate Types . For subject areas, see General Education .

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