Fire Science Program Closure

Beginning fall quarter 2013, the Bellevue College Fire Science program will no longer be accepting new students. For a variety of reasons, the program is no longer able to continue to offer courses toward the completion of an AA degree in Fire Science or Fire Officer, Fire Prevention or Fire Investigation Certificates of Completion.

Individuals interested in a career in the fire service are encouraged to contact Bates College or Everett Community College regarding education in fire science and to explore potential career pathways. Learn More about Fire Science Closure…

For students intending to complete Fire Science core curriculum via the credit by certification process (converting fire service related training into college credit), please contact our office to meet with Paul Weatherly, Director of Fire Science Program. A student may obtain up to 25% of their AA degree via the credit by certification process. Students may submit petitions for this process through the end of winter quarter 2015.

Graduation Procedure for Continuing Students

Contact our office at (425) 564-2012 to set up time to discuss AA degree in Fire Sciences graduation using one or all of the following procedures for meeting the requirements with the director of the program:

  • Credit By Certification
    • Requires a petition
    • Can make-up only 25% of the AA degree
    • No petitions after March 2015
  • Course Substitution
    • Requires a petition
    • Need minimum of 30 credits done at BC
    • No petitions after March 2015
  • General Education Requirements
    • No required petition
    • Need minimum of 30 credits done at BC
    • Must be completed by June of 2015

Last Updated November 27, 2013