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Fire & Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE)

Associate of Applied Science

Pima’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) degree program incorporates a comprehensive, relevant curriculum of fire prevention and fire protection knowledge that you need to become a firefighter. This program also provides current firefighters with the education needed to broaden their career path.

This program of study is recognized by the U. S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy (NFA) as a Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) institution.

Conditional Enrollment Program: You will be eligible to enroll in FSC courses once you have completed the requirements listed in Program Admission and the Department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or advisor for more information.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


29th Street Coalition Center

Contact Information

Division of Workforce and Continuing Education
Dean: 520.206.4587
Program Advisor:  520.206.7464


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Firefighter $40,456
Fire Inspectors and Investigators  $57,658

Academic Options

This program may apply toward a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS). See an advisor.

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