Wildland and Forest Firefighting and Investigation
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Wildland and forest firefighting and investigation is a program focusing on the application of fire science, firefighting and investigation to the prevention, control and mitigation of wildland fires and the analysis of causes. includes instruction in fire science and behavior, wildland environments, meteorology, wildland fire hydraulics and dynamics, water and chemical supply systems, wildland firefighting operations, airborne firefighting, firebreak engineering, communications systems, wildland arson, forensic procedures, wildland fire prevention, investigation techniques, case management and preparation.
School with the highest reported median starting salary ($67K) with a Associate's Degree: Waldorf University
Career with the highest median salary ($53K) associated with this program: Firefighters
Careers for program graduates
Following are recommended careers for people who earn wildland and forest firefighting and investigation degrees, with color indicating the most common education attained by other workers.
How are students who recently completed a degree in wildland and forest firefighting and investigation doing?
Below is the distribution of starting salaries along with accumulated federal and private education loans across schools that offer a degree in the field fire protection, which includes
wildland and forest firefighting and investigation.
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Explore schools that offer wildland and forest firefighting and investigation degrees and certificates
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Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor
suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.
Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students
should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).
Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough
to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.
We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by
full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.
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