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Program Outcomes & Assessment


View the outcomes and assessment methods associated with NWACC's fire science program. 


Outcomes & Assessment:

1. Be prepared to fulfill the role of an entry level firefighter

Methods of assessment:

  • Arkansas Fire Academy IFSAC firefighter I and II certifications
  • 80% minimum first time pass rates with a grade of "C" or better
  • Employer surveys


2. Be prepared to fulfill the role of a basic emergency medical technician

Methods of assessment:

  • Employer surveys

3. Be prepared to fulfill the role of a hazardous materials first responder at the awareness and operations level

Methods of assessment:

  • Arkansas Fire Academy IFSAC hazardous materials certifications at the awareness and operations level
  • 80% minimum first time pass rates with a grade of "C" or better
  • Employer surveys


4. Be accepted into a four-year college/university if one applies to continue education to the baccalaureate level

Methods of assessment:

  • Students are accepted into a four-year college/university that NWACC has articulation agreements with or any other regionally accredited college/university if one applies
  • Program director survey of graduates


5. Be prepared to successfully compete for advancement above the rank of firefighter

Method of assessment:

  • Annual fire chief/employer survey