The Fire Protection programs offer career training in Fire Prevention and Fire Suppression. Both degree programs include training and education for those entering the career field and for those already employed. The Fire Service Supervision and Management certificate is designed to prepare current firefighters for promotion to officer positions. Chemeketa has a well-equipped fire station and training center on the Salem campus and at the Emergency Services Regional Training Center in nearby Brooks, Oregon. Coursework is accredited by the Oregon Board on Public Safety Standards and Training and by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.
Classes in this program are offered in the traditional on-campus classroom setting for students just beginning their fire protection training, and by distance education for fire service professionals active in the field. Distance education may include earning college credit for prior learning such as local training and work experience, individualized instructional contracts, transfer credits from local schools, and independent study courses online or by correspondence.
- AAS Fire Protection Technology – Fire Prevention
- AAS Fire Protection Technology – Fire Suppression
- Fire Service Supervision and Management Certificate