Fire Science

Want to become a firefighter?

If you enjoy helping people and serving your community, consider a career in the fire service. It's work that calls for problem solving, physical strength, and teamwork. Find out more by attending an information session. Then, apply for admission to EvCC.

Why EvCC? 

Everett Community College is the only college in Washington state where you can earn accreditation in fire science and EMT. You'll get hands-on training from instructors who have years of fire service experience. Learn more about EvCC's Associate in Applied Sciences Transfer Degree in Fire Science (AAS-T) and Fire Academy.

Continuing Education for Professional Firefighters

If you're already working as a firefighter and want to prepare for advancement, EvCC offers online classes and a range of in-person options to fit most schedules. Find out about degree and certificate options.

Prior Learning Assessment – (College Credit for specific Fire Service training.)

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is the process of awarding college credit for learning that has taken place away from the college classroom.

Everett Community College's Fire Science Program will allow up to 22 college level credits for successful completion of a Washington state accredited Fire Fighter Training Academy or a Washington state accredited Emergency Medical Technician Course.

These 22 credits will be applied to EvCC's Associate in Applied Science (AAS-T) degree curriculum.

How to Apply

Scan and e-mail a copy of your Washington State accredited Fire Academy certificate and/or Washington State accredited Emergency Medical Technician Course training certificate(s) to John Stewart at

Curriculum/Degree Self Audit

The Associate in Applied Science – Fire Science Curriculum Guide is your map to successfully completing your degree requirements.  Keep this guide current as you complete classes and you will always be able to know, at a glance, which classes remain to be completed. 

If you need to verify the information contained on your Curriculum Guide, please go to Degree Audit on the EvCC website located in the MyEvCC Student Portal ( If you have transferred courses from another college, these courses will have a TR after them. When you are selecting a degree in the drop-down menu, scroll all the way to the bottom and click on: Z999 – Credit Evaluation, Expand All. This will show you the simplest breakdown of all your transfer credits.

Fire Science Program Student Advising

All students are required to meet with one of our program general advisors prior to beginning the Fire Science Program.

Students should also continue to meet with their general advisor periodically during your time with the Fire Science Program.

When students have satisfactorily completed the Associate in Applied Science Fire Science Degree requirements, your completed Fire Science Curriculum Guide must be reviewed and approved by the their Program General Advisor. After having your curriculum guide reviewed and approved, submit your Application for Graduation to Enrollment Services.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, visit our page on Higher Education Act Gainful Employment and Graduation Rate Data.

Military Members

Begin planning now for your career in Fire Science.  At EvCC, both online and hybrid courses of study are available.  Invest the time while you are continuing your military service to prepare for the next step in a rewarding and exciting career.  Utilize your Veterans Benefits now to prepare for a career in Fire Science.